These Boots Were Made for Walking

What would a trip to Cumbria be without a walk along Windermere or up one of its many hills? Here are just a few of the trips you should make.

Scafell Pike

Where else could we start but with England’s highest peak? A staggering 3,209ft, Scafell Pike is actually less daunting than it first seems, although it’s best avoided in the rain or snow.


The twin ridges of Helvellyn are what makes it famous, along with some fairly steep drops. This mountain is certainly not for the faint of heart! The best routes to take start in either Glenridding or Patterdale, so get out there early and get climbing!


Situated at the northeast of Keswick, this fell is a little quieter than the rest, which can make it a rather tranquil choice. With several different routes depending on your experience level, this is something for everyone!

Coniston Old Man

One of the most recognisable fells with one of the most recognisable names, this popular hill has a variety of routes to take your pick from, the most popular being straight up the east side of the mountain.

For more information on walking in The Lakes, visit the Lake District website.