The Best Family Friendly Walks in the Lake District

09 February 2022 by Rachel Wilson

The Best Family Friendly Walks in the Lake District

The Lake District is a haven for anyone who is a keen fell walker, but you don't have to scale the likes of Helvellyn or Scafell Pike with your children in tow.

There are plenty of family friendly walks that allow you and your family a chance to embrace what the beautiful Lake District has to offer, like scenic views, tarns to swim in and wonderful wildlife to spot.

Tarn Hows Circular, Coniston

Tarn Hows is a brilliant starter walk to do with your family or young companions. It is an accessible walk that is suitable for prams and wheelchairs where you can follow a circular route around the tarn enjoying paddling your feet at the shore and exploring in between the trees.

Rydal Water and Caves, Ambleside

Recently the footpaths around Rydal Water have become pram and wheelchair friendly making it suitable for all groups wanting to visit the area. It lies right next to Grasmere tarn so you have a choice of waters to swim or paddle in. To access the man-made Rydal caves, you have to ascend an easy inclined footpath above the tarn where you can then explore inside the cave and jump along the stepping stones - the kids will love it!

Elterwater, Langdale

Parking in Elterwater village, you follow the River Brathay back in the direction of Ambleside. There is a flat, easy footpath that leads to the beautiful Elter Water tarn. There are stunning views of the Langdale Pikes from here and even an opportunity for a wild swim. You can also carry on to Skelwith Force and check out the epic waterfall. The footpaths are pram and wheelchair friendly.

Go Card 42 Elterwater, Skelwith & Little Langdale

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