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Popular Lake District Winter walks


The United Kingdom has one of the most unpredictable weathers in the whole world but its landscapes are regarded as one of the most stunning. The Lake District in the northern most part of England is one of the most famous walking destinations by locals and tourists alike. Some of them have the best scenic routes in the winter time, these six walks make the most of the winter scenery in the lakes.

Octavia Hill walk at Brandelhow Park, Derwent Water

The birthplace of the National Trust in the whole of Lake District, the walk trail difficulty is easy thus it is very suitable even for beginners. The 3.6 mile walk trail starts at Hawes End Jetty and ends at Hawes end Adventure Centre. This adventure will take you to the beautiful view of the Skiddaw which will have snow caps during winter time.

Tom Gill to Tarn Hows walk, Coniston

It is a relatively short walk (around 1.6 miles) but has a bit more challenging trail.   The path is steep enough to make feel a little bit short of breath but be prepared to have more breathtaking views of the woodlands and the waterfall. As you walk along towards the end of the trail, you will be greeted by the iconic view of Tarn Hows. Lastly, as you are finishing up the trail, be prepared to have your breath taken away by the spectacular views of Wetherlam and Coniston Old Man.

Windermere west shore walk

This walking trail has a range of 4-8 miles depending on which route will you be taking on. All of the trail variations have a moderate difficulty so a need to be extra careful is necessary for beginners. The trail is particularly perfect for families as there are good picnic spots all over the trail such as in Harrowslack and High Wray Bay. While walking through the trail, the interesting woodland archaeology as well as the Victorian Gothic Wray Castle will not be missed.

Mickleden valley trail

This easy walk trial has around 4 miles of distance has large vast lands that gives you the feel of wilderness all around the trail. Aside from the spectacular views of the valleys and scenic landscapes, you can enjoy looking on some not so normal views such as juniper trees and the strange lumps that you will step on along the way named Glacial Moraines.

Wordsworth House countryside walk

This challenging walking trail has a gruelling 8 miles that provides the best scenic walks throughout the countryside of North Lakes in the Lake District. Along the trail, you will be seeing the birthplace of the famous Poet William Wordsworth as well as the Isel Church, a 12th Century Church.

Yewdale Valley walk

This medium length trail starts off in Coniston village up to the Yewdale Valley which takes around 2 hours to finish. The trail has a very good mix of elevated portions that provide best vantage points for viewing the UK landscape as well as the flat areas for easier walks for the purpose of cooling down.


The Lake District has so much to offer and there are a lot of walking trails that are best during winter time. So go out and discover them yourself.

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