Easy Access Walks
According to www.lakedistrict.gov.uk there are 42 easy access routes across the Lake District National Park. By easy access they refer to wheelchair and pushchair friendly routes, suitable for those with limited mobility, the visually impaired, dog walkers with less active dogs and young families.
The routes are deemed more accessible due to their low gradients, smoother surface conditions and reasonable distances. Here we’ve listed our favourites within closest proximity to Underscar, however we suggest you look them up yourself before attempting any of these walks to ensure they are suitable for you and those in your party.
Less than 10 miles from Underscar
A short but steep walk with lovely views of Keswick and Borrowdale.
Walk distance: 1.2 miles
A mixed but beautiful walk to a great viewpoint across Derwentwater.
Walk distance: 0.8 to 2.4 miles
Stroll the banks of the River Derwent and explore Portinscale village with this short circuit walk.
Walk distance: 0.9 mile circuit
Follow the old mine track as it rises into the hills, exposing vivid views of the surrounding hills and fells.
Walk distance: 4.9 miles
Offering lengthy views over Bassenthwaite Lake and beyond as well as the ancient buildings for Mirehouse and St. Bega’s Church.
Walk distance: 1.6 miles
A lovely quiet riverside walk.
Walk distance: 2 miles
One of the most stunning views in the Lake District, the viewpoint shows off Derwentwater, Keswick and Skiddaw and Blencathra mountains.
Walk distance: 2.4 miles
Flanked by woodland on one side and the beautiful shoreline of Derwentwater on the other, the views across the water included vivid mountain backdrops.
Walk distance: up to 5 miles
A splendid walk through the River Greta gorge.
Walk distance: up to 6.2 miles
Dubwath Silver Meadows is the Lake District’s first wetland nature reserve. The boardwalk is made of recycled plastic thanks to the Heritage Lottery Funded Bassenthwaite Reflections programme.
Walk distance: 1.6 mile circuit
A short but steep route through the valley takes in Grange Fell, Castle Crag and High Spy on one side and the River Derwent on the other.
Walk distance: 0.5 miles
Less than 20 miles from Underscar
Armboth offers stunning views of the Helvellyn slopes, whilst at Station Coppice the dense wooded hills of High Seat and Bleaberry Fell are visible.
Walk distance: 0.2 miles
Walks on the beautiful shores of Buttermere can be as long or as short as you want to make them.
Walk distance: 0.9 to 4.7 miles
Walks here offer magnificent views of the lake and surrounding fells.
Walk distance: 1.6 miles
A pleasant quiet walk revealing views across the water of the southern slopes of Fellbarrow and behind you Mellbreak.
Walk distance: 2.5 miles
Discover the beauty beyond the village with a charming path walk down River Rothay.
Walk distance: 1.1 – 1.4 miles
A gentle walk out for the quaint village of Caldbeck will allow you to visit the old bobbin mill and the Howk limestone gorge.
Walk distance: 0.6 miles
Discover the River Rothay with this lovely walk through meadows and woodland.
Walk distance: 0.8 to 1.4 miles
Take in the stunning views with a walk along the shore of Ullswater.
Walk distance: 1.1 miles
A pleasant stroll along the water’s edge of Loughrigg Tarn gives dramatic views of Loughrigg Fell and Langdale Pikes that surround you.
Walk distance: 1.7 miles
Less than 30 miles from Underscar
Walk along the shoreline of Brothers Water, past Hartsop Hall, to the campsite at Sykeside.
Walk distance: 2.3 miles
This walk has it all! Lakes, meadows, a bridge, a waterfall and a place to stop for some good grub.
Walk distance: 0.3 to 2.4 miles
Take a walk along the western shore of Ennerdale Water, offering superb views of the fells.
Walk distance: 1.4 to 3 miles
An exhilarating walk along a forest road through the valley will reveal some truly beautiful mountain scenery in this remote area of the Lake District.
Walk distance: up to 11.5, can be shortened at any point
Amazing views of Langdale Pikes await at the end of the path.
Walk distance: 0.9 to 1.8 miles
All these walks, and more, are listed in detail on the lakedistrict.gov.uk website. Please visit the site to retrieve the full routes, gradient information, parking locations and local transport options for each of the walks.
We hope you will enjoy these walks and taking in the incomparable beauty we are so fortunate to have right on our doorstep at Underscar. Wishing you a pleasant stay with us.