Walking and Hiking plays a large role in the Lakes District culture and is one of the key things the area if famed for.  

Some walks are haled above others and the well trodden paths make it super easy for even a mountain novice to explore the beautiful landscape in safety. 

And, it doesn’t matter if you don’t want to go far, one of the best things about the Lake District is you are never far from a snowy hill or a rocky cragg. 

We suggest started fairly low, with a wonder on Loughrigg Fell.  At only 368m the views are stunning and there’s history on the way; Rydal Cave is a man made quarry from the 19th century providing roofing slates for the locals.  Theres always parking around Ambleside, or in designated carparks along the way and for a reasonable short walk - around 2.5 hours, there is plenty of scope for both getting a sweat on and taking it easy. 

It is also pretty easy to make this walk longer or shorter, depending on your mood as there are many routes up and down. 

 

Be sure to take a map and avoid your explorations in the mist for visibility can be very low on the open tops. 

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