Whether it’s a gentle stroll around the lakes or hiking across a mountain, winter walks in the Lake District are among the most rewarding imaginable. If you’ve treated yourself to a last-minute spa break with the Aphrodites Group, or planning ahead for the New Year, then here are some ideas for the great outdoors.
Winter Walks in the Lake District
If you’re familiar with the great fell-walker Alfred Wainwright, then you’ll appreciate just how popular walking holidays are in Cumbria. However, when it comes to the colder months and adverse weather conditions, it’s often best to stick to some of those slightly easier routes.
Brant Falls, Bowness on Windermere
Starting off with a local one, Brant Falls is ideal for those of you on a spa break in the Lake District with the Aphrodites Group. Starting from the nearby shores of Lake Windermere, you’ll head along the Dales Way towards Brant Falls. At its highest, there are magnificent views of the water before heading back via the village of Bowness.
The Kentmere Horsehoe
Another semi-loop that takes in the scenery of Lake Windermere as well as looking out to Morecombe Bay. During the summer, parking can be difficult so this is a good one for the winter, especially if you get a chance to witness a layer of snow across the hilltops.
Aira Force Waterfalls
Remember to bring a brolly as you might get wet! Not just because of the rain, but Aira Force takes you up close to several of the most impressive waterfalls. Although be careful underfoot, as the ground can get slippery.
If you’re looking for inspiration for an easier walk, this one is recognised within the official “miles without stiles” guide. What’s more, the majority of the 5 mile route is along tarmac and purpose-made walkways.
Castlerigg Stone Circle
Possibly more of a tourist attraction than simply a walking route. Yet, it is often incorporated as such on many hiking trails. Not only that, but visit out of season and you’ll be able to take in the mystical site without the crowds.
Scafell Pike, Lake District
Ok, now we’re talking. This isn’t for the faint-hearted at the best of times, but Scafell Pike is certainly a mountain worth conquering! At just over 970 meters, it’s the highest mountain in England. As such, you’re almost certain to come across snowfall as you reach its peak. Although we must add we strongly recommend investigating this one a little more if you’re to consider it one of your winter walks.
Wansfell Pike, Ambleside
Another pike it may well be, however, this one is far more reasonable to accomplish. The way up is fairly straightforward and although a steep climb, is rewarded by scenic views that make the effort worthwhile.
Aphrodites Group Spa Hotels
Don’t forget to pack your walking shoes as you prepare for a romantic winter break in the Lake District. Our hot tub spa suites are the perfect antidote to walks through the local countryside and the chance to relax in style. Book your spa break in the Lake District today with the Aphrodites Group.