Easy walks in the Lake District with great views to get you started 2022

With a New Year comes a whole host of resolutions, many of which involve getting fitter and eating healthier.

If your resolution for 2022 is to exercise more, there really is no better place to do it than in the Lake District.

Read more: The best walks in the Lake District with stunning views of the peaks

There are plenty of places to hang out with beautiful scenery and you don’t have to tackle long walks or high hills to start with.

We’ve rounded up some of the easiest and smoothest walks to get you started and get you used to being outside in the beautiful lakes.

1. Blea Tarn, Little Langdale

This walk provides a great opportunity for everyone to get out into the hills, while enjoying stunning views of Lingmoor and Pike of Blisco and other surrounding hills of Langdale.



Blea Tarn in Cumbria at night

This 1.8 mile walk will take you between one and two hours.

Blea Tarn sits above Great Langdale on the Wrynose Pass. Only the Blea Tarn house a few hundred yards away is close enough to keep him company. On a cold and wet winter day, you feel more remote than you really are.

2. Brothers Water, Hartsop Valley

This easy Lake District walk along the banks of Brothers Water allows you to experience the best of this scenic Lakeland gem.

This easy walk begins in Cowbridge at the north end of Brothers Water and starts on a good accessible trail through the woods along the western shores of the lake.



A generic street view image of Brothers Water, in Hartsop
A generic street view image of Brothers Water, in Hartsop

While there are obviously views of Brothers Water to enjoy, there are views of the surrounding mountains to take in, like Dovedale to Hart Crag and Hartsop Dodd in the other direction.

3. Head of Orrest, Windermere

Orrest Head Circular Walk is a 4.5 mile loop trail located near Windermere.

This circular walk on Orrest Head offers spectacular views of Lake Windermere and the surrounding hills with relatively little effort. It’s a short walk to the viewpoint.



Head of Orrest, Windermere
Head of Orrest, Windermere

This trail is easily accessible from Windermere Station. There is a trail suitable for wheelchairs and strollers in the area, but the last section before the summit is too steep.

4. Devil’s Bridge, Kirky Lonsdale

The walk to the bridge starts from a signposted lane in the southeast corner of the town square.

A relatively short descent brings you to the medieval bridge that spans the Moon River.



The Devil's Bridge is a popular place for tourists, who can also sit by the water's edge and enjoy a picnic.
The Devil’s Bridge is a popular place for tourists, who can also sit by the water’s edge and enjoy a picnic.

From the bridge, a bridle path runs along the river to the north.

A walk along the river for about a mile brings you to a high bank overlooking the Moon Valley at a viewpoint known as “Ruskin’s View”.

5. Butter

A flat, easy walk around the lake suitable for the whole family.

Go to the left of the Hôtel du Poisson and follow the wide path that leads to the lake. Stay on the lakeside path that winds all the way to the end.



Autumn reflections in Lake Buttermere in the Lake District, Cumbria
Autumn reflections in Lake Buttermere in the Lake District, Cumbria

It should take around one to two hours to complete the walk.

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