A SURVEY has ranked the top five most picturesque hiking locations in the Lake District.

Known as a popular camping hotspot for many British travellers, Pitchup have rounded up the best hikes and where to camp along the way, to give your legs a well-needed rest before your next adventure.

The well-known Catbells is one of the most popular walking routes in the Lake District and sits on the western shore of Derwentwater, three miles from the bustling Keswick.

There are also 31 bookable campsites within 15 miles of Catbells, with the nearest campsite, Newlands Valley Campsite, just 1 mile away.

The Old Man of Coniston is one of the largest fells of the Furness Fells in Cumbria and boasts picturesque panoramic views of tarns, sweeping valleys and, on a clear day, the Pennines, Blackpool Tower and Scafell Pike.

Claiming the name of the tallest mountain in England at 978 metres above sea level is the popular Scafell Pike.

The six-mile circular walk around Rydal Water and Grasmere is a moderately-easy ramble and is home to a number of must-see historic locations and stunning natural scenery.

The walk offers beautiful views across the lake and the surrounding fells, alongside tourist hotspots to visit along the way, including the famous Dove Cottage and Wordsworth Museum, and Rydal Mount (one of the homes of William Wordsworth).

The beautiful Tarn Hows Circular that’s owned by the National Trust is a great trail for everyone from walkers and runners to keen twitchers.

Its well-maintained path has a view of the man-made lake and winds through the woodland that’s home to various species of birds.

For the survey visit https://protect-eu.mimecast.com/s/2m_CCXLGGFXnwEq1u6Kc_z.