Child Friendly Hikes - Lake District

01 February 2023
2 min

Continue the fresh winter walks through the next few months with some of these great child-friendly walks in the Lake District. 

The Gruffalo Carving - Orrest Head, Windermere

orrest head

20 minutes to the summit.

This is a fairly easy climb wih incredible views of the whole of Lake Windermere from the top. Halfway up the route you will see the Gruffalo carving! You can then either climb back the route you came or go the more scenic route through fields.

Aira Force Waterfall

aira force waterfall

Reach the top and be rewarded with views of a stunning 65-foot waterfall.

Lots of steps involved, but totally worth it! It's a beautiful walk and can be extended further past the waterfall if wanted. You can also purchase the £1 red squirrel trail and follow signs to spot as many squirrels as you can.

Latrigg, Keswick


An easy 2 mile walk.

With incredible views, the well-trodden Latrigg route allows for a leisurely stroll with views you'd expect after an intense climbing route! This route is great for all months of the year.

Wansfell Pike

wansfell pike

4 - 5 hour hike for the older kids

Having a weekend away? This is the perfect lazy morning or afternoon walk. Get great views of Ambleside and across Lake Windermere. Stop for a traditional pub lunch on the shore of Lake Windermere along the way and let the kids rest before returning back!



A 4 mile walk to the top of the mountain and back.

Catbells is the most recommended mountain to hike in the Lake District for beginners and families. It's a simple walk but has brilliant pay off with the views at the top! You can park at the base and walk up so the kids aren't grouchy after too much walking.