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

hiking
20 days ago

Wow. 40 miles in 17 hours. An experience like nothing ever!

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

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.

Beautiful scenery, a walk through history, well marked, challenging but do-able!

The Cotswold Way is terrific! I recommend you go from north to south, ending in Bath. The start of the trail in Chipping Camden is magical. The towns are hundreds of years old and mostly untouched by modernization. Some of the pubs along the way date from the 16th century. The atmosphere in the pubs just can’t be duplicated by a modern establishment. The trail itself can be tough at times with some steep parts. But the rewards at the tops of hill are tremendous with amazing vistas.

nature trips
4 months ago

Lovely walk, we didn’t manage to finish due to being on a tight schedule. We took our two dogs however there we’re a lot of cyclists so wouldn’t recommend for anyone with dogs who like ours, are terrified! Also a bridleway but didn’t come across any horses. We just kept the dogs on the lead, lots of nice wooded areas to take them off however just be vigilant! Will go again and finish the lap for sure! Would be great to have a dog friendly option on the app

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.

mountain biking
7 months ago

great trails, you can follow it in to portreath for a more challenging and technical ride!

This trail has everything you want in a hike: mountains, meadows, forest, wildlife, birds, English villages, and more. We did it in 12 days and stayed in B&Bs. This trek is not easy, the Lake District does have steep inclines where a few places are a scramble. If it's raining and slick it could get scary... when there is not a steep incline/decline it's a 20+ mile slog of a day. Worth it, but I would say it's a difficult hike as opposed to a moderate.

Great walk

The Cotswold Way is a fabulous walk. I walked it over an 8 day period in March. It was very muddy and we still had snow on the ground but the scenery was spectacular.

Except for the 24 mile day the hiking is fantastic . Picture perfect. Highly reccomended.

walking
8 months ago

A shorter version of the “Mosedale round” also listed. The descent off before Yewbarrow is a steep alternative that saves time but not your knees!

one steep climb at the start but a nice couple of hours. lovely in the summer with all the heather and the grouse.
this is one I take the kids on as it's not difficult, has lovely views and a safe walk

It’s actually 192 miles. It’s an amazing journey.

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