Challenging Walks in The Lake District National Park

Located in Bowness-on-Windermere, our sophisticated 4 star hotel is the ideal base for hiking in the Lake District


This famous peak is the third highest mountain in England and rises to an enormous height of 950 metres. Adrenaline Junkies, experienced climbers and people looking for something new, visit the Lake District every year to take on the ascent. This is a must-visit for anyone up for the challenge! When reaching the summit, the journey all becomes clear as you are consumed by the breath-taking views of surrounding peaks and valleys amidst the clouds.

There are three main routes all offering different things but the most popular is via the Striding Edge. This exposed knife edge ridge offers a thrill like no other as you scramble along the steep rocks. A certain level of fitness is required, due to this track being an official Grade 1 scramble. This is not for the faint-hearted!

With sheer drops and careful footwork essential, it is advised to make the climb during summer months due to better conditions. Appropriate clothing and footwear is a must and make sure to bring along plenty of food and water for the journey.


Orrest Head Walk

The Orrest Head Walk is a popular hill route, offering panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. The trail is approximately 2.5 miles long winding its way up through Elleray Wood and taking roughly 1.5 hours to complete. Only being a 6-minute drive away, this trail is one to check out.

What makes this hill so popular is it’s easy to follow route, but ,there is a steeper ascent closer to the top of the fell. Because of this, we advise you wear walking shoes and bring a water bottle to stay hydrated. The trail is family-friendly, but it may not be suitable for very young children or anyone with mobility issues.


Tarn Hows

A Lake District favourite, Tarn Hows is a classic circular route, which shows some breath-taking views. Mountain scenery, atmospheric woodland and shimmering bodies of water, this trail has everything. The track comes in at only 1.8 miles long and should take roughly 1.5 hours to complete.

An optional detour to Tom Gill waterfall near the end of the walk extends this route distance to 2.4 miles. This trail is family-friendly and even suitable for mobility scooters. If needed, Trampers are available free through the National Trust.


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