Walkers

Top Walking Routes in the Lake District

If you’re planning a getaway or a relaxing family holiday, few places can compare to the stunning beauty that is the Lake District. With so many things to do there, from nature walks to sailing, we’re sure that you’ll find something to your taste.

The Royal is in close proximity to the Lake District, so you can stop by whenever you are passing to have a drink and a bite to eat before before venturing off into the beautiful Lake District. In fact, plenty of visitors choose the Lakes because they get to walk around and sight-see with the beautiful mountainous landscapes in the background. Or they opt to climb those mountains.

Some of the routes are more challenging than others, but all of them can make for a fun-filled activity for the whole family.

Helm Crag

Probably the best known fell in the Lake District, it even has another name: the ‘Lion and the Lamb’. Helm Crag is not the biggest, but that won’t matter to you once you experience the landscapes. The walk is around 6km, and the climb is not too steep, not too gentle, which makes it a perfect route to take a picnic basket and enjoy the sights while you eat.

Scafell Pike

Walkers looking for a challenge can find one in Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountain at over 3,000 feet. There are several ways to climb this fell, but the shortest route is from Wasdale Head – where you can also be treated to the wonderful landscape of the valley. If you prefer to take the longer scenic route, you can try either Eskdale or Langdale. This fell can be difficult to navigate in bad weather, but even with good weather conditions it might take you at least six hours to do a round-trip.

Blencathra

You might not see as many hikers here, but that might be due to the fact that Sharp Edge, one of its routes, is difficult to climb if you’re not experienced, so it shouldn’t be undertaken lightly. This fell is located to the north-east of Keswick and its easiest trail is around 8km (from Threlkeld). If you want a difficult route, but not as hard as Sharp Edge, you might want to try the shorter Hall’s Fell.