Favourite Wainwrights

Skiddaw: “On a clear day the views from the top are absolutely spectacular. You can see a majority of the other mountains and peaks plus the beautiful landscape and scenery in the surrounding valleys.” Domdomdomdom_13, TripAdvisor.

Helvellyn: Voted Britain’s’ favourite walk in a 2017 ITV viewers poll.

Friar’s Crag stargazing, Borrowdale:  “A view described by John Ruskin as one of the three most beautiful scenes in Europe, Friar’s Crag is a promontory jutting into Derwent Water looking out towards Derwent Isle and the surrounding scenery. Mike Innerdale, National Trust

Catbells: Voted Britain’s’ 4th favourite walk in a 2017 ITV viewers poll. “This Lake District mountain is small compared to its neighbours, yet what it lacks in height it makes up for in accessibility, views and atmosphere.” Countryfile Magazine

Circuit of Buttermere: Voted Britain’s’ 7th favourite mountain walk in a 2017 ITV viewers poll. “Buttermere Valley is a beautiful area of woodland, farms, rugged fells and best of all, three stunning lakes linked together. Our walk takes you around Buttermere lake, undoubtedly one of the best lakeside walks in Britain.” The Ramblers

Castle Crag, Borrowdale: “Was described by the famed fell walker and writer Alfred Wainwright as the “finest square mile in Lakeland” and it’s not difficult to see why. You’ll climb Castle Crag, the site of a hill fort some 2,000 years ago, which, though small in stature, offers some of the finest views you will ever see.” Mike Innerdale, National Trust

Dodd Wood:  “Is a delightful place for dog-walking. It is situated on the East shore of Bassenthwaite Lake and has lots of trails and viewing points to take in some breathtaking scenery. It’s also a popular place for viewing Ospreys.” The Tranquil Otter

Copse Road, Loweswater:  “Loweswater is a really pretty little lake and the woodlands which surround it are home to a number of red squirrels.” Mike Innerdale, National Trust

Walla Crag, Borrowdale: “The walk passes through Cockshot Wood and Castlehead wood to Castle Head, a fantastic viewpoint and believed to be the site of an Iron Age hill-fort.” Sally’s Cottages

Seathwaite to Styhead:  “It’s unusual to see bridges designated as Grade I listed buildings, but Stockley Bridge near Seathwaite is such a rare specimen that it’s been given that protection.” Mike Innerdale, National Trust

Holme Wood, Loweswater:  “Holme Wood lies not far from the Lake District National Park boundary and sits on the shores of one of its most idyllic lakes – explore this special corner of Britain with a four-mile walk.” Countryfile Magazine

Buttermere to Rannerdale:  “The trees at the southern tip of Buttermere, known as The Sentinels, are said to be the most photographed in the country. Crummock Water is fed by Scale Force, the highest falls in the Lake District, and has a pretty pebbly beach at its northern tip which is a great place for a picnic and a swim in the summer. Mike Innerdale, National Trust