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Best trails in Cumbria

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Trying to find the best Cumbria trails? AllTrails has 732 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Keswick, Ambleside or Coniston, we've got you covered. Ready for some activity? There are 452 moderate trails in Cumbria ranging from 1 to 179.8 miles and from 9 to 3,133 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Cumbria
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#1 - Scafell Pike from Seathwaite
Lake District National Park
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Length: 10.9 mi • Est. 6 h 52 m
A circular and strenuous walk leading to the summit of Scafell Pike in Cumbria. Scafell Pike is the highest mountain in England and is located within the Southern Fells of the Lake District. The routeShow more
#2 - Scafell Pike
Lake District National Park
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Length: 5.7 mi • Est. 4 h 20 m
Scafell Pike is the highest mountain in England, at an elevation of 978 meters above sea level. Show more
#3 - Loughrigg Fell Circular Walk
Ambleside, Cumbria, England
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Length: 7.2 mi • Est. 4 h 7 m
A superb walk around Loughrigg Fell with magnificent views across the southern half of the Lake District including Lake Grassmere, Rydal Water and the Langdale Pikes.Show more
#4 - Fairfield Horseshoe
Lake District National Park
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Length: 10 mi • Est. 6 h 17 m
Although some class this as mountaineering, it depends on the weather. On a fine summers day it could be classed as a long hike. It is one of the classic walks in the Lake District National Park, takiShow more
#5 - Catbells via Allerdale Ramble
Lake District National Park
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h 38 m
Catbells via Allerdale Ramble is a 4.2 mile loop trail located near Keswick, Cumbria, England that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, wShow more
#6 - Coledale Circular Walk
Lake District National Park
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Length: 9.7 mi • Est. 6 h 28 m
Coledale Circular Walk is a 9.7 mile loop trail located near Keswick, Cumbria, England that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking.Show more
#7 - Buttermere Circuit from Gatesgarth
Lake District National Park
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 2 h 5 m
Please note: As per July 31, users have reported that the bridge over the water is currently closed and so requires a diversion onto a less paved, water laden path. Paths on this much used circuit haShow more
#8 - Helvellyn
Lake District National Park
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 3 h 21 m
Helvellyn is a 4.2 mile out and back trail located near Glenridding, Cumbria, England that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.Show more
#9 - Cat Bells, Maiden Moor and High Spy
Lake District National Park
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Length: 8 mi • Est. 4 h 44 m
This route takes you along the ridge from Catbells, across Maiden Moor and on to High Spy, before dropping down to Dale Head Tarn and the long but beautiful trek back beside the infant Newlands Beck. Show more
#10 - Derwent Water Circular Walk
Lake District National Park
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Length: 10.8 mi • Est. 5 h 16 m
There can surely be no other more satisfying walk in the Lake District, that offers so much, with no height gained, is a decent length and occupies a whole day than a circuit of Derwent Water. This ciShow more
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