Walks in the Lake District National Park
Cumbria is world famous for having scenic walks in the Lake District National Park. Beyond the tourist spots, historic sites and towns, you will be amazed how many walks you will find.
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Here is a guide to some of our favorite walks:
Start -National Trust car park, grid ref: SD450774
Distance- 2 miles
A distinctive part of the north-west countryside, Arnside is abundantly blessed with spectacular views and attracts walkers from every part of the world. If you organize your timings, you may witness the impressive tidal flow rushing in the vast bay. This pretty walk is surrounded by an area of outstanding beauty which is known as the hub of butterflies. If you go to the top, you will find limestone grassland and mixed woodland that cover Arnside Knott.
Distance- 8 miles
Start -Wordsworth House, grid ref: NY118307
Cockermouth is the home of Jennings Brewery and considered an ideal place to start and finish a walk. This stunning location is home to a choice of independent shops, beautiful restaurants and pubs. Do not miss visiting Wordsworth House and Garden. Check out all Saints Church where William was baptized and his father is buried.
Start-The Beacon, Whitehaven, grid ref: NX969181
This so-called colourful coast at Whitehaven is entirely dominated by the National Trust where the riders embark on their journey for the Coast to Coast cycle ride. You will notice riders following the tradition of dipping their wheels into the sea before they start. Plan a perfect trip to see the remains of Saltom Pit and the first under sea coal mine in England.
Acorn Bank to Temple Sowerby
Distance- 3.2 miles
Start -Acorn Bank car park, grid ref: NY617282
This part of north Cumbria is famous for its industrial history. Once it was home to many gypsum mines but now only a few are accessible. Acorn Bank is popular for its apples and the annual apple day attracts thousands of people. Check out the impressive Crowdundle Viaduct which carries the famous Settle to Carlisle railway line.
Distance 2.5 miles
Start Sizergh Castle car park, grid ref: SD498878
Located outside of Kendal, Sizergh Castle is home to a 1600-acre estate amid an agricultural landscape. This estate offers several local walks that will take you to some impressive viewpoints where you can see the stunning Cumbrian Fells. See a vast array of wildlife in this nationally significant site.
Distance 4 miles
Start Wetheral Village Green, grid ref: NY466545
The woods on the banks of the River Eden provide shelter on a summer day. Enjoy the views of Corby Castle. Visit the giant railway viaduct. A visit to this amazing town will not be complete unless you stop for an ice-cream on the Village Green.