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4-5 Hour Easy Mountain Walks in the Lake District

4-5 Hour Easy Mountain Walks in the Lake District

£ 150

Lake District, Cumbria

Taster & Beginner
Guides & Tours
Lake District, Cumbria
Max. group size: 6
Cancellation: Strict
Minimum booking size: 1
Start time(s): 09:30
Duration: 4 hours
£ 150

Activity Highlights:

Choose a memorable guided mountain walk in the stunning Lake District. Led by experienced Mountain Leaders, these journeys promise scenic beauty, insightful guidance, and an enjoyable exploration of the region’s natural wonders.

Key Details

  • Duration & Difficulty: Varies depending on the selected location – 4-6 hours, up to approximately 6 miles, up to 500m ascent, generally moderate terrain.
  • Cost: One-to-one walk – £150, Private Groups (2-6 people) – £220, Open Groups – £125 (1 person), £180 (2 people), private booking for 3-6.
  • Start/Finish Times: Start at 9:30 am. Finishing times vary based on the selected walk.
  • Age Restriction: Under 18’s must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

What to Expect

Explore four distinct walks, each offering unique landscapes and experiences:

Loughrigg Fell and Terrace

Embark on a moderate 6.2-mile journey starting at 9.30 in Ambleside. Ascending swiftly to Lily Tarn, relish stunning vistas of Windermere’s northern end, Fairfield Horseshoe, and the Coniston Fells. The summit of Loughrigg offers exquisite views of Grasmere and Rydal Water. The return journey winds through Red Bank, the charming Loughrigg Terrace, and the swift-flowing River Rothay. Experience the allure of mountain paths and bridleways among breathtaking mountain scenery and lake views.

Wansfell Pike and Troutbeck

Start at 9.30 from Ambleside for a 6.4-mile walk with a 500m ascent. Summit Wansfell Pike for panoramic views. Descend to Troutbeck for a break. Return via Wansfell’s quieter side with old lanes and Jenkins Hill. Explore summit rocks, woodland paths, and serene roads.

Helm Crag

Embark on a moderate 4-mile journey starting at 9.30 from Grasmere. Ascend Helm Crag, known as the “Lion and the Lamb,” with its distinctive summit rocks resembling these iconic figures. Explore the rocky summit, continuing along the ridge for enchanting views before descending gently through Bracken Hause. Revel in the sights of mountain landscapes, serene lakes, cascading waterfalls, and picturesque valleys.

Easedale Tarn

Begin at 9.30 in Grasmere for a picturesque 4.6-mile walk. Discover the surprisingly large Easedale Tarn and waterfalls. Traverse the riverside, reach the tarn, and descend through Far Easedale Gill. Experience unforgettable mountain views, tarns, rivers, and cascading waterfalls.

Location

Our selection of Easy Walks begin from either Grasmere or Ambleside. Detailed joining instructions will be provided upon booking.    

Prerequisites

No specific prior experience is needed. Participants should have suitable walking boots and clothing for rough terrain, and be prepared for moderate physical activity.

Why Choose Us?

Your guide will be Lathan, a passionate mountaineer and landscape photographer of 35+ years. Initially capturing photos of the landscapes was a way to share trips, but it evolved into an artistic pursuit. With growing interest, Lathan began offering top-tier landscape photography courses, workshops, guided walks, and off-the-beaten-track photography adventures in response to inquiries about his stunning mountain captures and techniques.

Upon confirmation, you’ll receive detailed instructions and an equipment list based on your selected location, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable experience amidst the stunning landscapes of the Lake District.

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What's Included:

  • Expert guidance from a qualified Mountain Leader.
  • Exploration of designated routes with insightful commentary.

What's Not Included:

  • Money for cafes/pubs during the walks.
  • Food/drink.

Facilities

Car parking available

Frequently Asked Questions

One-to-one walk: £150
Private Groups (2-6 people): £220
Open Groups: £125 (1 person), £180 (2 people)

Groups of 3-6 should book the private groups option (£220)

  • Guidance from Qualified Mountain Leaders
  • Route navigation and landmark highlights
  • Expert answers to questions for an informative and memorable experience
  • No prior specific experience required
  • Suitable walking boots and clothing for rough terrain
  • Follow essential equipment guidelines found in your booking confirmation.
  • Be prepared for moderate physical activity

The walking is generally on good mountain paths and easy ground with low amounts of steep terrain.

Under 18’s are welcome, however, they must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Extras / Options

One person only, private guided walk.

Fixed price for a group of 2-6 people on a guided walk.

Fixed price for 1 person to attend an open group guided walk.

Fixed price for 2 people to attend an open group guided walk.

Start: 9.30

Finish: 14.30

Location: Ambleside

Grade: Moderate

Distance: 6.2 miles/10km

Height Gain: 320m

1 Wainwright: Loughrigg Fell (1101ft)

Start: 9.30

Finish: 15.30

Location: Ambleside

Grade: Moderate

Distance: 6.4miles/10.3km

Height Gain: 500m

1 Wainwright: Wansfell Pike (1601ft)

Start: 9.30

Finish: 14.30

Location: Grasmere

Grade: Moderate

Distance: 4miles/6km

Height Gain: 350m

1 Wainwright: Helm Crag (1299ft)

Start: 9.30

Finish: 14.30

Location: Grasmere

Grade: Moderate

Distance: 4.6miles/7.4km

Height Gain: 220m

How it works: 

  1. Make a booking.
  2. The centre will accept your booking, usually within an hour or two.
  3. Pay for the booking to confirm it.

If you have specific questions, please put them in the comments section, and the centre will answer before you pay.

If something isn't right or if there are no dates available, then send us a message in the live chat.

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Cancellation Policy

Flexible

  • You can cancel until 48 hours before your booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 24 hours beforehand and the full amount after 24 hours 

Moderate

  • You can cancel until 5 days before yoru booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 48 hours beforehand and the full amount after 48 hours 

Firm

  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 14 days before their booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 14 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount

Strict

  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 30 days before your booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 30 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount
  • You can also receive a full refund if you cancel within 48 hours of paying, if the cancellation occurs at least 14 days before the booking starts