Awe-tum Inspiring Walks in the Lake District

Many people don’t realise that the Lake District is just as beautiful when autumn arrives as it is in the height of the summer months.

Even though the bright, warm days are slipping away from us, the fells and rolling countryside that makes up the beautiful Cumbrian landscape is still waiting to be explored; whether through hiking or guided cycling in the Lake District, there’s still so much to see and appreciate.

We’ve put together a list of some of our favourite walks in the Lake District which are perfect for the autumn season.

Wansfell and Wansfell Pike

Wansfell is a fantastic walk to undertake during those cooler, autumnal months. The colours which you encounter within the landscape are incredible and definitely make you feel like autumn has arrived.

If you are looking for a more linear path to walk, the walk up to Wansfell Pike is definitely a good choice.  The path up from Ambleside can seem quite steep, but it is stone pitched all the way.

Feeling a little more daring? Why not try making it to the peak of Wansfell itself; we definitely recommend it for the breathtaking views that can be seen at the summit.

As many of the routes to the summit lead directly into Ambleside, it’s the perfect place to hike and then descend into the town for refreshment afterwards.

Red Screes

There’s not many places that can make a grey, dull, foggy day seem incredible, but the Red Screes definitely give it a good go.

This fell, which is located next to the dramatic Kirkstone Pass, is a great place to walk if you are wanting to feel like you are up in the clouds. Remember to pack your camera for the fantastic above-cloud scenes that you will encounter when you reach the summit.

The route is clearly marked with a stone footpath for the majority of the way to the summit, but it is always advised that you attempt this walk fully equipped with adequate clothing and walking boots.

Langdale Valley

The Langdale Valley is a popular family destination, meaning a variety of walks for different walking abilities.

Walking through woodland and bracken through the valley creates a fantastic autumnal walk, especially as the leaves begin to change colour, casting a beautiful orangey-red glow through the trees.

Don’t be put off by the jagged outlines of Bow Fell, the Langdale Pikes and Crinkle Crags, we promise that these walks are well worth the effort put in. You can even walk on a looped route around the valley floor which is a nice, easy route with some fantastic views of the looming fells and crags.

Want to discover the lakes in a very different light? That’s where our expertise comes into its own. For more information on our guided walks and cycling activities, don’t delay in contacting us today by calling 01524 734 994 and a member of our friendly team will be more than happy to help you with your enquiries.