Where is the best place to park if ur coming from Windermere side? Im national trust member so if looking for car park which i dont have to pay and do the 10 mile round the lake walk.
Are dogs allowed in the actual lake to swim? or do they have to be kept on leads at all times? and are they allowed on the boat rides too?
Hi. We've seen many dogs swimming freely in the Lake. If you walk around the whole Lake, you'll need to keep the dog on a lead in parts (sheep & roads) but you'll have freedom for a whole section along the west bank (parking limited towards Catbells). I THINK I've seen dogs on the boats. Give Keswick Launches a ring on 017687 72263.
Is this place free of charge or do you have to book it.
It is free to visit the lake, but keep in mind that lots of places around the area will charge for parking. Most of the parking areas belong to the National Trust, so if you're a member, not a problem. Otherwise it will cost £7.50 for all day or £4 for 2hours.
Suitable for dog walking please.
Hi does anyone have any idea of timing for the walk? I can find routes for 8-10 miles but how long about for a mid paced walker? Thanks
Took us about 3 1/2 hours at moderate pace.We didn't go up Catbells the last time. There's a great walk up Wally Crag but it's quite a climb in parts.
We are planning a walking trip in the Lake District in September 2018. Does anyone have advice on companies that arrange self guided walking tours? Or would it be easy to book a BnB in one of the towns and do it independently?Thanks for any insight and advice.
It will be easy to book a B&B in the major towns of the Lake District. The best towns for hill-walking holidays are Ambleside and Keswick. There are dozens of guidebooks about hill-walking in the Lake District - visit your local library. The most popular guidebooks are the series of six written by Alfred Wainwright titled 'Pictorial Guide To the Lakeland Fells' which you can look up on Google. If you are venturing on to the high mountains (called Fells in the Lake District) please learn the basics of map-reading and hill navigation. Also Google for mountain safety information and advice. Enjoy your trip.
I am hoping to do the Derwentwater circular walk tomorrow. Will I be able to take a buggy or is the terrain far too rough? I don’t mind some gravel/ rocks as long as it is actually possibly to push the Pram over. Thanks in advance.
The route I suggested would be impossible with a buggy as you scramble up some rocks on the ascent. You could go up the steps where we descended and come back the same way however I think it would be tough going! You might be better with a child back pack if this is feasible. Denise
What types of clothes for early July
We took Jeans, t shirts and waterproofs but could have got away with shorts and t shirts as even with the odd light rain shower it was very warm and as we are walkers, were out all day. Most people wear shorts but you still need to take a raincoat just in case as the weather can change from one area to the other.
is it worth bringing our cycles. would we get chance to use them at all
There is plenty of good cycling around, but the actual lakeside route is mostly footpath not bridle way so strictly not for cyclists, how keen are you? There is a better route around Thirlemere which is partly minor road and partly off road (although latter appears a a track on OS map not as. Right of way on east side but is perfectly accessible and we have been cycling it for years). I would say if you are keen cyclists, bring bikes. The bike shops on town will advise on routes.