The local walking facilities


Walking in the Lake District

It is no surprise that the Lake District is one of the most popular areas for a walking holiday. The terrain on offer around Cumbria – The Lake District means there is no shortage of wonderful walks, for all levels of ability. This combined with the spectacular scenery make it the perfect destination for a walking holiday, or for just some nice gentle strolls, whilst holidaying in the Lakes.

Many walks start as soon as you step out of Lingmoor Guest House’s door. Its central location means the many famous northern, western and eastern Lake District fells are easily accessible and offer guests on holiday a plethora of walking routes to choose from, all with their own unique and breathtaking views. Its convenient location makes Lingmoor guest accommodation a perfect choice for walkers. Roz and Gary, themselves keen walkers will be only to happy to share their favourite walks with guests, ensuring that all walking equipment is safely stored away and when needed popped in a safe place to dry – not that the weather should put anyone off for some of the most breathtaking and dramatic scenery can be seen during these times.

There are so many walks to do in the Lake District that it would be impossible to name them all or have enough time in your holiday to enjoy them all, however some highlights can be found below. Also visit the Alfred Wainwright page to find out about one of the Lake District’s most famous walkers; know most famously for his pictorial guides to the Lakeland Fells.

The Windermere Way
Offers a walk right around Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake. It offers some low lake shore walking with ascents of all their high points around the lake. The route is broken into four parts so that you can comfortably manage a days walk for them. Visit for more information.

Walks around Windermere
There are many small walks around Windermere that even a novice walker can undertake with walking boots preferably. They include Orrest Head just a minute’s walk to the base from Lingmoor Guest House, then the beautiful Miller Ground on Rayrigg road, with its small beck and waterfall, crossing the little stone bridge to get to the lake shore and then the view over the lake to the majestic Langdales.

To the back of Lingmoor Guest House is School Knott and further down to Bowness is Biskey Howe view point, a short drive or bus ride away will get you to Gummers Howe, where on a summers day a picnic and some rest and relaxation is just wonderful and makes a perfect days holiday.

There is a good walk over Orrest Head to Ambleside travelling through Troutbeck and over Wansfell and small walking maps can be purchased for a nominal amount from the Windermere Tourist Information Centre, just around the corner from Lingmoor Guesthouse.

Walks in Grasmere
There is a delightful walk round Grasmere lake that can either include or not Rydal Water, or the opposite way up Helm Crag (the lion and the lamb).

Grizedale Forest
Grizedale Forest offers visitors the perfect day out with its wide range of way-marked paths with walks suitable for a range of abilities, some with beautiful views over Coniston Water and Windermere. At the highest point at Carron Crag (317m) visitors can enjoy the perfect vista; with a panoramic view of the central Lake District fells. En-route around Grizedale visitors can enjoy the forest sculptures and picnics in one of the picnic areas. There are also special cycle tracks and bridleways. For those who want a bit more adrenaline tackle GoApe the high ropes course.

Larger Lakeland Fell Walks
The bigger walks for fell walkers and experienced climbers include Blencathra at 868m one of the great mountains of the Lake District.

Fairfield is the Lake District 13th highest mountain and is most popularly reached by the Fairfield Horseshoe walk from Ambleside.

Great Gable the Lake District’s 7th highest mountain and is one of the most popular mountains in the lake district national park.

Helvellyn at 950m is the 3rd highest mountain in England, it lies between Thirlmere and Ullswater.

High Street is 828m and is a group of fells east of Kirkstone Pass. The wide elongated flat topped plateau forming the summit gives great views in all directions.

Langdale Pikes 736m are beautiful from a distance to just gaze at but they are an icon of the Lake District. The twin silhouettes of Pike of Stickle at 709m and the highest point of Harrison Stickle at 736m are not exceptional in height but the Langdales are considered two of the Lake District most beautiful valleys.

Old Man of Coniston or sometimes referred to as Coniston Old Man is 803m and is the most southerly of the Lake District Peaks, it is popular and relatively easy to climb (depending on fitness levels) and from the summit there are panoramic views to the Scafell range and over to the Isle of Man.

Pillar at 892m occupies a fine situation at Mosedale and Ennerdale valleys the ascent is from a long approach through a forest trail.

Scafell Pike 978m is the highest mountain in England and is the second to be climbed for the three peak challenge. The easiest and shortest ascent is from Wasdale in the west along Lingmell Gill south of Wasdale head but the route is unremarkable and remote. The most popular and rewarding route is from Seathwaite in Borrowdale in the north of the Lake District.

Skiddaw 931m is England’s 4th largest mountain and its slate bulk soars high above the market town of Keswick it is the oldest mountain in the Lake District, with fantastic views over Derwentwater. It is one of the most popular fells for walking in the Lake District as it has readily accessible worn paths and easy terrain. Not a walk to be taken if you require solitude!

With this amount of walks and dramatic scenery of the Lakeland Fells and lakes it is easy to see why The Lake District is one of the most popular destinations for walking holidays.