Child Friendly Low-Level Walks in the Lake District
If you’re looking for fabulous walks with breath-taking views, these child-friendly low level walks in the Lake District offer easier routes but without compromising the fun.Because the Lake District is the Adventure capital of England, it really does have something for everyone. These are perfect walks for little legs that might not make the steep climbs of some of the higher fells
Rydal Water and Rydal Cave.
This child friendly low level walk in the Lake District takes you around Rydal Water and up to Rydal Cave. It is full of adventure as well as stunning scenery and is sure to keep the kids excited.The route starting from White Moss Common provides a more accessible path for both wheelchair users and pushchairs. You and your children can explore the scenic shoreline of Rydal Water. But more importantly, the anticipation of exploring Rydal Cave will undoubtedly pique the curiosity of the children. This makes the walking route more interesting for both toddlers and teenagers.If you’re feeling up to it, you can extend the walk and head up to Loughrigg Fell. However, as with any mountain walk, please make sure that you’re well prepared for a walk in the mountains.
Buttermere Lake Walk.
Playing host to one of the most dramatic backdrops in the Lake District. Buttermere is the perfect low-level walk for families with children.
Not only will they love paddling along the western shore, but they’ll get to meet the local cattle and Herdwick sheep en route.
There’s plenty of parking in the village and the circular route around the lake is pretty straightforward. As well as passing through a short rock tunnel, you’ll also have the opportunity to take a detour to Scale Force Waterfall, which is believed to be the highest in the Lake District.
Castlerigg Stone Circle from Keswick.
Keswick is one of the most beautiful towns in the Lake District and is swathed in fell views from Blencathra and Sharp Edge to Skiddaw.
This gentle walk from the town takes you to the enigmatic Castlerigg Stone Circle where you can admire the distinctive and awesome views of Thirlmere Valley, Helvellyn and High Seat.
Believed to be standing since 3000 BC, this is one of the earliest stone circles in the country and is guaranteed to excite the kids.
Tarn How’s and Tom Gill Waterfall.
This is a fantastic lakeside walk that toddlers will find a doddle. The flat route starting from the National Trust car park is ideal for pushchairs and younger children.
As well as gorgeous views, you’ll maybe spot the woolly residents, and you can even relive your memories of Billy Goat’s Gruff as you cross the little footbridge. You also have the option of walking down to Tom Gill Waterfalls, a series of cascades that gush down to Glen Mary Bridge.
Windermere to Orrest Head
This is one of the many amazing low level walks around Windermere. Although this route isn’t suitable for pushchairs, it’s great for younger children that want to cut their teeth on a small mountain summit.Starting from the A591, opposite the Windermere information Centre and along the lane signposted Orrest Head, it’s just a short walk to the top of the hill. Orrest Head may be lacking in height but it sure packs a punch with its panoramic views of South Lakeland. The kids will feel amazing after they’ve tackled their first peak.Along the route, you’ll pass through woodlands and kissing gates before reaching the summit. From here you can look across to Swirl How, Crinkle Crags, Scafell Pike, Wansfell Pike, and Kirkstone Pass
Plenty of other amazing Lake District walks
Of course this is just a personal few favourite. There as so many other amazing walks in the Lake District so many in fact that this small blog post would just go on for ever.
As with any walk please be safe – check the weather – be prepared.
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