Explore the most popular Hiking trails in Lake District National Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
5 days ago

Walk with family and friends in memory of Adam Harris.

It may be that I was with the wrong person or went on the wrong day but I found it a difficult scramble and was unable to see anything but cloud from approximately half way up. Not a peak I’d recommend.

on Buttermere Circuit

hiking
18 days ago

Nice little jog around here, light undulations no serious hill. Would love to have taken a dog round here!

snow
19 days ago

We went Cumbrian trail and it's challenging in the snow over the knees level

Done this walk yesterday 31/12/18 really nice walk would highly recommend

hiking
2 months ago

Very good walk. The hardest part of the day is the initial first ascend. Very steep at times but as soon as you reach the top of that, it all levels out as is very pleasant to the top.

This truly is an epic walk! We parked down at the bottom as we were worried about the steep hill and didn't know there was a huge free car park at the top. So we'll definitely park at the top next time.
The views are spectacular! And there are loads of hidden surprises that I won't spoil but wow! Some bits are definitely not for the faint hearted.
As far as it being a loop, that is more difficult as the paths to come down the other side is not at all clear. We lost battery all of a sudden on the phone (at 40% so weird) so unfortunately the app was no help either. We ended up picking our way through the rough and even climbed down a stream but it was all good fun. We actually found the path at the bottom so next time we'll start that way and see where it joins the top. The path the other side is huge and unmissable.

This is a really fantastic walk. A man made path on one side rocky and difficult on the other. Many places to picnic.a really good first walk to discovering the lakes.

A nice route for a good summer’s day. Anti-clockwise will give the least resistance against the crowds.

A nice day out. Can be overcrowded and dull at times as a result. Drones are becoming an issue at the Tarn.

To avoid the crowds a scramble up the Ghyll next to the path goes with little difficulty but a good day in a dry spell is a must on top of the usual need for good scrambling experience. A nip up Jack’s Rake will bring you back to the crowds but is relatively simple for the amount of exposure it brings (Note: this is also a rock climbing location. Climbers can drop/knock down rocks as the climb. They will also get very angry if you crowd them doing their rope work or if you cross their ropes - this is rather dangerous and really shouldn’t need saying...sadly it does).

A pretty part of the world and if you have 2 cars a great single day outing.

Far more fun is to try and stay high for longer though - traversing High Street and Harter Fell gives nicer views and more enjoyment for not too much more effort. You can come back through Swindale and Keld or Mosedale and over the Shap Fells down to Keld again.

As a day hike it’s better in reverse.

Of note: there has been a lot of talk about seeing the village of Mardale this year. You haven’t, but a couple of tracks outside the village have been uncovered by the low water, but the village itself hasn’t been seen for a good 15-20yr. This had made for some awful traffic down the side of Haweswater and difficult parking: all the more reason to stay high and avoid the valley.

Would recommend going anti clockwise

hiking
5 months ago

Great hike, long but not too strenuous. Worth getting up early to do this one for less crowds.
Route is easy to navigate with all trails map. No toilets on route only at campsite at the start. Just a shame couldn’t see anything when we got to the top

walking
5 months ago

Good variety of terrains, will be going back to do again as it was too cloudy to see many of the views! Nice cafe at car park. £8 for all day parking

hiking
6 months ago

Ennerdale is quite a remote part of the lakes. Half of the loop is a well maintained track, however the opposite side of the lake is very rocky underfoot. Also in wet weather the trail is almost a stream off the fell! The scree section is fairly straight forward, but ( depending on which direction you take) the crag after it could be quite tricky as there is a little bit of climbing involved. The car park is free. ( Bowness knott) I would say it's a little harder than easy though!

To access the trail head involves driving up a very steep and very narrow road . Be aware if you decide to visit .

awesome challenging walk note tough for dogs

Beautiful area with lovely views. Easy walk on good terrain. Perfect family trip.

had a nice sunny day. took the dog.
the walk was great and the views from the top were fantastic. make sure you take a waterproof because the weather can be very changeable at the top. all in all a fun walk and one very tired dog.

Lovely view on good weather.

walking
6 months ago

Fabulous walk and views

hiking
6 months ago

Great day out with family, even grandson did well , good maps well clear of tracks , will do it again even me been sixty

I walked the Hawswater loop not this full trail approx 13 miles it did take a while. The reservoir was very low and you could see the village remains. The walk itself was part road which was easy going but lots of traffic. The none road side of the reservoir was quite rough terrain and climbs of around 600 feet narrow paths and challenging in places.

beautiful views and a lovely hike

Hard gong in places but the view from the top is more than worth the effort

Hard going in places but the view from the top is more than worth the effort

fun and challenging walk especially if you start from right side from car park. Last push for summit is especially challenging I advise good shoes path is rough.

Steep up and down, but great view of the lake all throughout.

my first hike for nearly over 10years, had an amazing day the view wernt the best because of low clouds but what a climb, very rocky at the start but the path gets easier as you go, just keep thinking your nearly there and you'll do it, that's my motto and I conquered it of to snowdan next week then the big Ben Nevis after then hitting irish peaks, I can say the pike got me attached.

Great climb, wall falls! View!

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