Pram Friendly Walks in the Lake District

20 November 2023 by Rachel Wilson

Pram Friendly Walks in the Lake District

Are you visiting the Lake District and bringing your little ones in tow? Don't despair, you don't have to carry them everywhere you go, there are some excellent family friendly walks that are easily accessible with a pram with great views from the lower valleys.


Keswick to Threlkeld Railway Trail

This is a lovely flat and easy walk, around 6 miles there and back with beautiful views of the fast flowing River Greta and the surrounding hills. You walk across new and old Victorian railway bridges with information boards offering insightful local stories of the area including what wildlife to spot! Perfect for children who love being in nature. You can start the walk at Keswick car park.

Skelwith Force & Elterwater

Skelwith force © Alex Black

From Skelwith Force near Skelwith Bridge, you can walk with your pram or buggy along the River Brathay taking in the gorgeous Langdale valley ahead of you. You can walk to Elterwater village which is a charming Lake District village and enjoy a slice of cake from Slates cafe before walking back to Skelwith Bridge.


Rydal Water & Grasmere

Rydal Water & Grasmere © Alex Black

You can park at either White Moss car park or Rydal Water car park which are both easily accessed from Ambleside on the A591. Walk with your pram along the renovated footpaths following the River Rothay that are flat and even which make your child's journey as smooth as possible. The footbridge leads to Grasmere which is lovely for paddling and skimming stones. Following the footpath away from Grasmere leads you to the wonderful Rydal Water which is also excellent for swimming and relaxing by the waters edge.


We hope you enjoy taking your little ones out and about exploring the Lake District.

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