Written on 19/07/19 by Paul Oldham

Lake District volunteers lead the way

Although our web site is designed to help you find your own walks in the Lake District sometimes you may want someone to guide you and that's where the Lake District National Park's Guided Walks Volunteers come in.

This season a team of more than seventy dedicated volunteers are hoping to inspire over 2,000 people with their passion for the Lake District World Heritage site through a varied selection of walks.

Volunteer led guided walks have been taking place in the Lake District since the 1960s and are always very popular. There really is something to suit everyone - from leisurely lake shore strolls to classic high fell hikes.

Walkers on Keswick Railway Path
A group of walkers on Keswick Railway Path

Belinda Turnbull, the Lake District National Park's Guided Walks Coordinator says:

Our amazing volunteer guided walk leaders offer a great variety of walks each year. We cater for everyone from families and those who want a gentle walk to those who want to bag a few Wainwrights in the one day.

The walk programme runs through the summer and on until October half term. In addition to the walks, volunteers also run map and compass courses so people can learn to safely navigate their own way on the fells.

All of the walks are free or low cost to cater for everyone. As always, donations are welcome. Each donation goes straight back into ensuring that more people can enjoy exploring the National Park now and in years to come.

The full list of guided walks can be found here and booked online.

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