It might be getting a bit chilly but don’t let that put you off getting outside and into the hills. Find that warm winter jacket, grab your bobble hat and gloves and fill a flask with something hot and you’re all set for a great day out.

Here are some great walks to try

Windermere Western Shore

This is a great one if you fancy a picnic along the way as there are a couple of really good spots to stop. Picnics are even better in winter, especially if you have hot chocolate in your flask. The walk is low-level along the lakeshore and takes you through some really pretty woodland and parkland and you can even go exploring around Wray Castle.  

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Tom Gill to Tarn Hows, Coniston

This one has a bit of everything, waterfalls, woodlands and great views. It’s only short, so great if you want to give the legs a quick outing, but there are some steep bits so you still earn your cake. Along the way you will pass Tom Gill Beck and a waterfall which drops 30 feet and looks especially spectacular after heavy rainfall (visiting in winter you should see it at it’s best!)

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Mickleden Valley Trail - Langdale

Heading into the very popular and stunning Langdales you are in for a treat if you want to see some of the best Lake District fells including two ancient mountain passes. Although the trail is mostly on a well-defined and level path you still get a real sense of being out in the open fells with an exciting sense of wilderness. A couple of hours easy walking but with simply stunning views.

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Yewdale Valley - Coniston

Want a bit of Lakeland history on your walk, then this is the one for you. The walk takes in plenty of views of typical rugged Lakeland fells and you can even visit the remains of a disused lime kiln that would have been used to bake limestone. Lime was a much needed resource of farmers as it would be spread over their land to neutralise the acidic soil.

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There’s plenty more walks to explore so why not come and visit us this winter. You never know we might get some snow and then it’s time to find the best hills to sledge down!

If you need some top tips on how to keep safe this winter for heading out into the fells, then there is some great advice from the Lake District National Park, they also do a number of guided walks that run from the end of March right up to Boxing Day.

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