5 Lake District Walks Perfect For The Autumn

With autumn just around the corner its the ideal time to begin thinking about where you're going to head once the leaves are turning brown and the days are getting colder.

We've put together a list of 5 easily accessible, Lake District locations to help you make the most of the daylight whilst taking in some incredible scenery.

1. Tarn Hows

 Tarn Hows, Photo credit,  Laurie Crayston

Tarn Hows, Photo credit, Laurie Crayston

One of the most beautiful body's of water in the Lakes, Tarn Hows has surprisingly close parking and with a fantastic selection of flora you are bound to see some beautiful autumnal colours.

2. Derwentwater

 Derwentwater, Photo credit,  Laurie Crayston

Derwentwater, Photo credit, Laurie Crayston

Easily accessible from Keswick (just off the A66) this large lake is a great place to spend an afternoon. There are several paths around both the lake shore and through the surrounding woodland. Providing it's not too cold it is also possible to take a rowing boat out onto the lake itself.

3. Ennerdale Lake

 Ennerdale Lake, Photo credit,  Laurie Crayston

Ennerdale Lake, Photo credit, Laurie Crayston

Situated on the Western edge of the Lake District this beautiful lake has remained relatively untouched, aside from a few fences, farms and footpaths. There is parking at Bowness Knott and Broadmoor - both have woodland routes that come out onto the lake. The more adventurous can head further up the valley along the River Liza.

4. Haystacks

 Looking down towards Buttermere and Crummock Water from the path to Haystacks, Photo credit,  Laurie Crayston

Looking down towards Buttermere and Crummock Water from the path to Haystacks, Photo credit, Laurie Crayston

Our only peak in this list. Due to its proximity to Honister Pass, reaching Haystacks requires a relatively easy hike and the views with which you are rewarded are more than worth it. The route from Honister to the top and back can be done in under a couple of hours without straining yourself.

5. Cogra Moss

 Cogra Moss, Photo credit,  Laurie Crayston

Cogra Moss, Photo credit, Laurie Crayston

A largely unknown body of water Cogra Moss is actually a manmade reservoir, it was created in around 1880. Sandwiched between Blake Fell and Knock Murton Cogra Moss is only a short walk from the nearest car park.

Laurie Crayston