A Gander in the Lakes

 

Walking holidays in the Lake District have become increasingly popular over the years, and we’re not at all surprised. Have you ever been to the Lake District? Have you ever had the honour of descending into the Keswick valley, Blencathra sweeping into the rolling farming fields on your right while Helvelyn dominates the horizon to your left and before you, in all its glory stretches the National park with Keswick itself nestled between the three?

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 Have you ever had that breathtaking experience of standing atop Catbells, dwarfed by the surrounding mountains as you look over the glittering waves of Derwent Waters? Have you ever explored Whinlatter National Park in the middle of winter and sped down its untouched, snowy sides on a sledge or traversed the rocky terrain of the counties many, jaw dropping glens?

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Taking a walk in the Lake District isn’t merely a stroll through the many picturesque, slate topped towns. It doesn’t indicate a half hour stretch through protected pamphlet ready parks, their neatly trimmed flower beds and trickling streams winding their way around your feet. Walking Holidays in the Lake District can take you to some of the most dramatic landscapes in England or, if you would prefer, some of the most tame.

The Howgill Fells

Gentle Walks

For first time mountain walkers, the popular Catbells situated in the north west of the county near Keswick is a lovely starting point. Gentle in places with alternative walking paths for those unable to handle steep inclines and very rocky terrain, this short, sweet mountain offers beautiful views of the Keswick valley and its stunning surrounding terrain. Alternatively, thirteen miles down the road brings you to the gem town, Cockermouth and it’s equally gentle Watch Hill; a perfect place to try your hand at fell walking.

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Moderate Walks

If it’s a more moderate walk you’re inclined to there are a number of gorgeous tarns tucked behind rolling hills and rocky terrains. One popular walk is Stickle Tarn, a testing walk at Great Langdale following a well trodden stone staircase through the surrounding grazing fields up into the National Park. With plenty of opportunity to branch away from the tarn and explore the surrounding mountain side, this is a stunning little place for a challenging walk.

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With an array of walking routes around the many waters and lakes, there’s plenty of places to go and plenty of breath taking views for you to discover in the Lake District. We’re well aware that finding the best walk for your walking holiday is paramount for you to make the most out of your holiday, that’s where we come in. Walking and exploring the Lake District is what we do best and if you want any help at all in organising or finding the best places for you to walk safely, contact us today on 01524 734 994 and our professional, experienced team will be happy to help.