Almost everyone that visits Cumbria does so longing to experience the outdoors. As such it’s important that there are walks in the Lake district for all abilities. Of course some routes are geared towards those easier than others. So whether it’s a short walk to the waters edge or a 10 mile round trip, here are some things to consider.
Walking Routes in the Lake District
There are countless walking routes in the Lake District. 42 of these are listed on Miles without Stiles aimed at providing walks in the Lake District for all abilities. One of the many great things about walking the fells and lakes is that of the diversity on offer. The Miles without Stiles initiative has those cited as “Walks for All” as well those “for the many” alongside those “for some”. All 3 split out in accordance to its audience.
So whether you’re after a challenging hike up Scafell Pike or quick stroll from your Windermere Boutique cottage, there’s something for everyone.
Keep an eye out for the route grades. They’re designed to give you an idea of the sort of terrain you can expect. Not just if you’re in for a steep uphill walk, but also the road surface beneath your feet. Walks in the Lake District can become hard work, but you can always give yourself a soak in our private hot tub when you get back!
Attractions with Wheelchair Access in the Lake District
Although you are surrounded by the rural countryside of the UK, measures have been put in place to make it an enjoyable experience. Wheelchair access in the Lake District gives everyone the opportunity to see some of the most popular attractions. Muncaster Castle in particular is easy to reach by the accessible X33 bus route, once you arrive you can easily move through the grounds. As for the castle itself, there are also scooters on hand to help those uneasy on their feet.
It’s not the only dated attraction with wheelchair access either. Lakeside and Haverthwiate steam railway has a specially designated carriage allowing wheelchair owners to get on and off as they please. Likewise if you’re staying at the Windermere Boutique Cottage, you can enjoy a cruise on the water as you board the Windermere Lake Cruises. The steam boats in particular allowing plenty of space to sail the great lake.
Staying in a Windermere Boutique Cottage
With an open plan kitchen dining room, there’s plenty of room to move around. Plus your own parking space means you don’t have to walk far to enjoy the facilities. Then there are the health benefits of that all important outdoor hot tub to consider. The patio doors lead out to an outer decking area, leaving everything catered for. If however you have any concerns about how accessible our Windermere Boutique Cottage is, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.