Lets face it, not everyone is into fell walking and venturing to the great outdoors during winter. Just as so many relish trudging through mud, getting battered by wind and feeling “refreshed” with beating rain, it’s definitely not everyone’s cup of tea.
So it’s now a very exciting time as near spring with green galore, a warming of the air, longer days and fingers crossed, drier weather. The fells have been waiting for do many of you so the time has come to get that break booked for a spot of fresh air and walking in the Lake District.
The internet provides us with some excellent ideas for walks from locations to difficulty and the treasurers to admire when you’ve reached the top. We don’t mean to bore but it is essential you have an OS map and compass (and knowing how to use both items) is a must for even some of the lower level walks. But back to the walks and well, they’re endless.
Picture postcard and low level then Rydal and Grasmere routes are a delight. Photo opportunities galore, views of the fells with stunning lakes in the foreground. Head across to Coniston and the terrain is more rugged and if you can venture up a gradient, the views are worth it taking in Morecambe Bay and even Blackpool Tower on a super clear day! Coniston Old Man is somethign well worth tackling and saying you’ve completed. Best for a valley walk with the option to head to the hills is the Langdale Valley. The true heart of the Lake District, this valley is easily accessible from Ambleside yet is the gateway to the Western Lake District via the Wrynose and Hardknott Passes.
With walking ideas and cottages to match, the Lakeland Cotatge Company have self catering walking breaks all sewn up. For more information on their walking tips visit, https://www.lakeland-cottage-company.co.uk/holiday-cottages-lake-district/walks-and-days-out/ and to browse their portfolio of luxury holiday cottages where 99% have walks right from the cottage door, visit, https://www.lakeland-cottage-company.co.uk/