UK Lake District
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UK England Lake District Buttermere surrounded by green hill in Englands Lake District

Perhaps the most famous walking region in the UK, the Lake District offers a chance to wander lonely as a cloud amid impressive landscapes of mountains and water.

The choices for walkers range from England’s most serious climbing routes to gentle lakeside circuits. The two main hazards to consider are that the main roads and towns get very busy with day trippers and tour buses in the summer months, while the fells include challenging terrain to be taken very seriously.

Across the Lakes the transport network can be a limiting factor. Roads are narrow and sometimes jammed. Nevertheless there is a huge range of places to stay, from farm B&Bs and hostels to luxury hotels and suiting either inn-to-inn or centre-based walking holidays.

Walking in the UK

An essential guide to planning a walking holiday in the UK

I’ve been walking the coasts, fells and fens of the UK for decades, revisiting the popular spots and seeking out hidden gems in my role as a travel journalist and TV researcher. For a group of small islands, we are truly spoiled for choice in the UK when it comes to walking holidays. There are the obvious – and often busy – walking hotspots, but also myriad quieter corners that even few native Brits are familiar more

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  • Keswick


Lake District Tours

Northumberland, Cumbria, Tyne & Wear (and 1 more)

Hadrian's Wall - 8 Days

Cross the neck of England

8 daysFrom £660
Northumberland, Cumbria, Tyne & Wear (and 1 more)

Hadrian's Wall - 10 Days

Follow the wall at leisurely pace

10 daysFrom £770
Northumberland, Cumbria, Tyne & Wear (and 1 more)

Self-Guided Hadrian's Wall Trail

Walk Europe's largest surviving Roman monument

5 daysFrom £505
Lake District

Quintessential Lake District

Luxury, easy-going walking holiday

7 daysFrom £1,455
Lake District

Northern Lake District 'Tread Lightly'

3, 4 or 7-night guided walking holidays

3 daysFrom £645
Lake District

Keswick: Lake District Centre Based Walking

Classic English landscapes of the Lake District

7 daysFrom £560

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Walkers' Britain

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Active England Tours

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HF Holidays

UK walking holidays since 1913


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Adventure experiences both in and out of the UK
The United Kingdom

Lost Earth Adventures

Mountain adventures in the Lake District, Peak District, Scotland and Wales
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UK Photo Tours

Photography workshops, photo tours, and holidays to the most beautiful landscapes and wildlife locations in the UK!

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