Walking in the Lake District

Walking in the Lake District

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Whether you are interested in some family friendly strolls or looking to conquer a number of challenging peaks, walking in the Lake District has something for all abilities.

Taking a walk is great. It keeps you fit and healthy, and it gets you out into the Lakes in the most intimate way – instead of rushing past the countryside, you become a part of it. You don’t need to hurry to whip out the camera before the car flies past that perfect vantage point. You don’t need to keep driving another mile or so to find a parking spot. You’re right there – taking in the view in your own time, just as nature intended!

If you want to go for a walk in the amazing surroundings of the Lake District, Skelwith Fold reception has a number of routes available to give you some direction on where you might like to wander. There are 16 walks to choose from at reception and we ask for £1.50 per walk with all profits going to Great North Air Ambulance.

Walking in the Lakes. Ullock Pike, Skiddaw



Enjoy walking in the Lake District whilst staying at Skelwith Fold

We don’t like to brag – but it isn’t hard to find stunning views close to our Lake District holiday park. It’s no secret that the national park is one of the most beautiful parts of the country, and it’s not surprising that our guests want to see as much of this scenery as possible.

There are many ways to get out and about around Skelwith and the area, but one of the best ways is simply by going on foot. Take a look at five of the best walks to enjoy near Skelwith Fold.

Walks further afield

There are of course some superb classic walks not far from the Ambleside to enjoy. Take a look at some of these sample routes from Map My Walk. They range from 1 mile to over 10 miles.

For the more adventurous, check out these Lake District mountains perfect for climbing. We’re sure some of them will catch any keen walker’s eye and help your walking plans for your next visit to Skelwith!


Walking in the Lake District at Coppermines Valley



The Highest Mountains in The Lake District

The heights of the Lake District’s peaks and what actually constitutes a mountain are matters of lively debate among walkers. What is a peak in its own right, and what is merely an annexe to another mountain? This list of the 20 highest mountains is based on the popular ‘Nuttalls’ classification, which defines a mountain as being over 2,000 feet high with a rise on all sides from immediate surroundings of at least 50 feet. It therefore includes fells that some walkers might consider to be sub-peaks of other host mountains, such as Helvellyn, Lower Man and Bowfell North Top. By the Nuttalls classification, the Lake District has the ten highest mountains in England. All heights are as recorded by Ordnance Survey.


  1. Scafell Pike 978m / 3,209ft
  2. Scafell 964m / 3,163ft
  3. Symonds Knott 959m / 3,146ft
  4. Helvellyn 950m / 3,117ft
  5. III Crag 935m / 3,068ft
  6. Broad Crag 934m / 3,064ft
  7. Skiddaw 931m / 3,054ft
  8. Helvellyn Lower Man 925m / 3,035ft
  9. Great End 910m / 2,986ft
  10. Bowfell 902m / 2,959ft
  11. Great Gable 899m / 2,949ft
  12. Pillar 892m / 2,926ft
  13. Nethermost Pike 891m / 2,923ft
  14. Catstye Cam 890m / 2,920ft
  15. Esk Pike 885m / 2,904ft
  16. Raise 883m / 2,897ft
  17. Fairfield 873m / 2,864ft
  18. Blencathra 868m / 2,848ft
  19. Bowfell North Top 866m / 2,841ft
  20. Skiddaw Little Man 865m / 2,838ft
Lake District walking holidays. Walking in Coppermines Valley