Hike the Lake District

Discover the best hiking trails in England's Lake District National Park with a private guide.

Hike the Lake District

England's Lakes District has an adventure for everyone. You may want a gentle stroll around the shoreline of a lake or a few miles walking across the countryside. When the trails became a little more adventurous, it is worth investing in having a professional hiking companion. Apart from making sure you don't get lost, the guide will tell you about the wildlife, geology and cultural tales.

By world standards, the 'Lake District' is a small area. But, concentrated into just 900 sq miles is a landscape of sublime beauty. The sixteen lakes and smaller tarns radiate out from a central volcanic zone. Each zone is much like the spokes of a wheel, with different geological make-up, giving the hiker a variety of landscapes to enjoy. Scale dramatic volcanic cliffs, to rounded slate hills to traversing glaciated valleys.  

We can customise our England Adventure Tour itinerary to match your preferences, fitness levels and abilities. The beauty of the region can be enjoyed by visitors that also prefer a short stroll, a bit of shopping and a mountain drive.

Here our favourite five hikes in England's stunning Lake District National Park.

1. Cat Bells (3.5 miles) - The name may mean 'wild cat', we would call Cats Bells a gentle cat, a big hill with a fantastic view. Our guides will take you via a less popular route avoiding any crowds and getting the best views. FAMILY FRIENDLY.

2. Rydal and Grasmere (6 miles) – A circular walk around two small, but stunning mirror-like lakes. This route is particularly striking during autumn.  

3. Castle Crag (4 miles) - Climb picturesque Castle Crag and be back at the pub in time for a pint and lunch.

4. Ennerdale and Haystacks (14.2 miles) – Get away from it all here in Ennerdale, enjoy the peace and tranquillity of a little English oasis quiet. A challenging hike where craggy peaks surround you, before arriving at a remote tarn (mini-lake). This is a real adventure.  

5. Helvellyn Peak via Striding Edge (7.5 miles) – Helvellyn is England's third highest mountain and voted the country's favourite walk in a commercial TV poll. There is a mix of hill hiking and scrambling on hands and knees. It is awesome.