The Lake District offers an unbelievable amount and variety of terrain for walking and hiking. It has some of the finest walking trails in the world. The only problem you will have is deciding where to go as you are truly spoilt for choice.
But the perfect way to explore and really get to know the Lake District is on a guided walk.
The benefits of a guided walk
A guided walk enables you to truly make the most of the experience of exploring an area. Your guide will be able to feed you interesting information about the history, the stories, and the memories of wherever it is you might be. A friendly and knowledgeable guide will bring the location and the experience to life – setting context and adding splashes of colour to the walk.
With guided walking, you can explore your surroundings without having to worry about where you are and where you are going. You can just soak up the beautiful scenery around you. Your guide can take you to on routes you may not feel so comfortable to explore on your own. In fact, many visitors to the lakes often do not go any further than a 30-minute walk from their car.
The pleasure of walking without the worry
Of course, the countrywide for all its beauty can also be an unforgiving place. A guided walk offers the reassurance of safety. The navigating is taken care of. You know that you’re not going to get lost and your guide will understand the local terrain and the climate better than anyone – especially important if the walk is of the more challenging variety.
A lot of time and effort will have gone into planning the route for any guided walk – again, so that you don’t have to bother. You can just enjoy the experience, safe in the knowledge that you are likely to be treated to a walk that provides a good variety of scenery and great views, something of historical interest, and routes of a suitable length that are not too steep or difficult.
Guided walks in the Lake District
If you have a love of the great outdoors, and if the prospect of gorgeous unspoilt landscapes and stunning scenery is your idea of heaven than there are few better regions of the UK to visit than The Lake District. What’s more, the Lake District is rich in options for guided walks. The choice is yours – and there’s plenty of it!
The Lake District Walker
For many, the go-to provider is The Lake District Walker, who offer a packed diary of walks throughout the year to suit all abilities and levels of difficulty, including fell walking and various challenge activities all across the Lake District.
Windermere and Bowness attract the largest number of visitors each year in The Lakes. Despite its popularity, you are only a matter of minutes away from stunning open countryside and fantastic views of Lake Windermere and the fells beyond it. The Windermere Way is a breath-taking route that takes you right around the lake and Lakeland Walks offer guided walks of the Way and several other key locations around Lakeland.
Go Lakes and Pace the Peaks
Another place that is well worth a visit on a trip to the Lakes is the beautiful town of Keswick. Your choice of guided walks in and around the town is excellent and range from Ghost Walks that can be booked with Go Lakes to rambles, hikes and walks on the fells with Pace the Peaks, who offer single, group and private walk options