5 Lake District Walks Perfect For The Autumn

With autumn now in full swing we bring you five easily accessible, Lake District locations to help you make the most of the shorter days whilst taking in some incredible scenery.

1. Tarn Hows

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

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

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

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

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.


Warm & cosy

All winter long.

Laurie Crayston