To celebrate National Hiking Day, outdoor specialists at GO Outdoors assembled a diverse list of scenic trails, varying in difficulty levels and trek lengths.

The national day celebrating people's love for hiking took place on November 17.

From Grizedale Forest, crowned the top choice, to the breath-taking views of Coniston Hall on the Lake, there's plenty to explore for all skill levels.

Grizedale Forest

Anyone looking for a family adventure can delve into Grizedale Forest, which is suitable for all abilities.

Unique to this site is an annual child-friendly themed walk.

The forest has embraced technology, allowing visitors to download the Zog: A Forest Adventure app and embark on fun challenges along the walk.

You can even take a selfie with the beloved dragon at the end.

Tarn Hows

Taking the second spot on the list, Tarn Hows offers a rewarding walking experience for absolutely everyone - whether you’re pushing a pram or a wheelchair user.

There are plenty of rest stops and stunning views to enjoy.


For those after serene lakeside scenery, the five-mile Derwentwater Lakeshore Route starts at Hawse End and follows the woodland trail along the Derwentwater shoreline, with striking views of the lake.

Trekkers can enjoy numerous conveniently placed picnic benches, perfect for a breather along the way.

Broughton Railway

The Broughton Railway walk will captivate the heart of any nature lover.

This gentle trail, suitable for wheelchair users, takes explorers through the disused railway line, providing accessible beauty for all.

The route can be accessed from two locations, Wilson Park and Mireside, depending on if a wheelchair-accessible path is required.

Coniston Hall on the Lake

Coniston Hall on the Lake is up next, recommended for families, wheelchair users and bike riders due to its easy bridleway terrain.

The walk showcases breath-taking views of the marina and the impressive grounds of Coniston Hall.

Grisedale Pike and Hopegill Head

For the experienced walkers with winter hiking skills, Grisedale Pike and Hopegill Head presents a challenging but rewarding route with stunning cascades and waterfalls that are especially captivating during colder months.

Taking a minimum of four hours to complete, it is advised to take a picnic.

Walla Crag and the Great Wood

Never ventured on a trek before?

Walla Crag and the Great Wood offers an encouraging start for newcomers.

The views are rewarding, the route manageable with basic map reading skills and with a duration of about an hour and a half, there’s still ample time to further explore the Lake District.

Helvellyn Gill Path

Helvellyn Gill Path, popular among dog owners, presents a moderately difficult route stretching to the mountain's peak, offering spectacular views of the Lake District.

This trek takes the good part of a day to complete, so be sure your dog is in peak fitness.

Latrigg Walk

Latrigg Walk via Keswick sets more experienced walkers on a journey over Keswick’s personal fell, Latrigg.

Commencing from Moot Hall, Keswick, the six-mile trek rises a steep 1,000 feet, estimated to take around three hours to conquer.

Ullock Pike, Skiddaw, and Little Man

Last but far from least, Ullock Pike, Skiddaw, and Little Man stand as an adventure seekers challenge.

Starting at the Ravenstone Hotel and finishing at Latrigg car park, this walk combines steep climbs and quick descents as hikers traverse England’s fourth highest mountain and six Lake District fells.