The outdoor aficionados at GO Outdoors have drawn up a top 10 list of walking routes in the Lake District, encompassing a variety of terrains and difficulty levels.

This comprehensive list caters to both seasoned adventurers and families looking for a fun-filled day in the countryside.

Grizedale Forest

At the top of the list is Grizedale Forest, which produces a new child-friendly themed walk each year.

Suited to all abilities, you can download the new Zog: A Forest Adventure app before you pay them a visit.

Along the trail there will be special markers that can be scanned in the app to access fun challenges.

Using augmented reality, you can collect golden stars and have the chance to take a photo with the beloved dragon at the end.

Tarn Hows

The accessible Tarn Hows route follows in second, an easy walk that provides fabulous scenery and ample rest stops.

Tarn Hows offers a more accessible route, perfect for if you have a pushchair in tow or if a member of your party is a wheelchair user.


The Derwentwater Lakeshore is another easy route, starting from Hawse End and following the woodland trail.

This trek follows the shoreline, where walkers can take a break and enjoy the remarkable lake views.

There are also a number of picnic benches ideally positioned along the way.

Broughton Railway

The Broughton Railway route, a tranquil trip along a decommissioned railway line, is another walker's haven.

Rich in natural beauty, it's perfect for those seeking respite from the bustling city life.

The easy route involves a gentle walk, and can be accessed from Wilson Park and Mireside, depending on whether or not you require wheelchair-accessible paths.

Coniston Hall on The Lake

This trail involves a peaceful amble in the Hall grounds, which provides stunning marina views.

This route is recommended for those who would like a gentle stroll for those with pushchairs and wheelchair users.

It is even suitable to explore by bike.

Grisedale Pike and Hopegill Head

For a more challenging hike, the Grisedale Pike and Hopegill Head route offers cascading waterfalls and breathtaking vistas, particularly stunning during the winter months.

This demanding expedition takes a minimum of four hours to complete, so make sure you take a picnic along with you.

Walla Crag and the Great Wood

Newcomers to the hiking scene can delight in the Walla Crag and the Great Wood walk.

This newbie-friendly trail combines magnificent views with easy routes, taking approximately 1.5 hours to complete.

Helvellyn Gill Path

Dog owners may enjoy the rather tough route of Helvellyn Gill Path, although they are advised to ensure their pets are in prime fitness.

This winding route to the top of the mountain promises awe-inspiring views of the Lake District; however, it demands up to six hours to complete.

Latrigg Walk via Keswick

The six-mile Latrigg Walk via Keswick proves to be the local's favourite, with the route taking walkers over steep inclines and spectacular scenery of Keswick's fell.

Starting from Moot Hall, Keswick, and climbing 1,000feet, it should take you around three hours to complete.

Ullock Pike, Skiddaw and Little Man

Lastly, the Ullock Pike, Skiddaw, and Little Man route is strictly for adventure-seekers.

Incorporating steep climbs and sharp descents, the walk takes you up and down England's fourth highest mountain and across six of the Lake District's fells.