It was William Wordsworth who declared the Lake District "a sort of national property in which every man has a right and interest who has an eye to perceive and a heart to enjoy” and to him, the Lake District Mountains were ‘surpassed by none’.
Since then a trickle of adventure-seeking hill walkers has become a flood and we can now offer a huge range of walking routes with stunning views and unique features. So whether you wake up and decide today is the day for a gentle stroll or for a challenging hike, the Reception team at Waterhead have a large and varied choice of maps, guides and advice.
From the Blog
Top 5 Lake District Walks
Waterhead is the perfect location for reaching some great walking routes and spectacular scenery. We’ve chosen five of our favourites to help you plan your ascent.
Car Free Days Out
Meet Dr and Mrs Eagle, regular Waterhead guests. They share their top 5 car-free days out from Ambleside.
10 Highest Lake District Mountains
Since 2003, the United Nations General Assembly has designated, 11th December, International Mountain Day to create awareness about the importance of mountains to life. With over 200 fell tops on our doorstop, including the top ten highest mountains in England, it is only right that we mark the day in some small way.
Accessible Lake District Walks
There are hundreds of miles of public footpaths, tracks and trails in the Lake District, and a growing desire to make access easier for those using wheelchairs, mobility scooters or parents with buggies. We all have a right to enjoy the countryside. Here are five short walks which are accessible to all.
Guided Lake District Walks & Talks from Waterhead
We’ve teamed up with Steve Watts, ex-Grenadier Guards, with over thirty five years’ experience of walking and running in the Lakes. He loves nothing better than sharing his passion and knowledge of the area with others. Steve is available to take individuals and groups on a fascinating Lake District excursion.