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Guided mountain walks Ambleside

By 18th August 2020June 5th, 2021Summer, Walking


There are so many guided mountain walks near Ambleside in the Lake District to choose from. The problem is deciding which one to do! A guide can pick the best routes for you, help keep you safe, teach you about what you see around you and share lots of useful tips with you.

Booking and Prices

If you want to book a guided mountain walk near Ambleside in the Lake District then see the main page for more details and prices or see what our clients say about us. You can also have a look at the Calendar for forthcoming “Open” events.

When you are ready, then get in touch to make an enquiry or a booking.

We also guide walks in other parts of the Lake District, such as Helvellyn, Scafell Pike and the Old Man of Coniston, as well as in Snowdonia and the Scottish highlands.

Guided Mountain Walks Near Ambleside

Rydal Water seen from the slopes of Nab Scar on the way to Heron Pike
Rydal Water near Ambleside

One of the most popular guided mountain walks near Ambleside is to climb the mini-mountain of Loughrigg Fell. At only a little over 300m altitude, even young children find this hill quite easy. It’s quite complex terrain though, and easy to get disorientated. But the views from its summit are very special, whichever direction you face.

A similar hill is Wansfell Pike, on the opposite side of Ambleside. This is a little higher, at 482m, but only takes a short while to reach the top. The views to the south over Windermere are breathtaking. You can then descend directly to Ambleside or for a longer day’s walk, return by a more circuitous route.

Close-up of stonecrop flowers growing on slate spoil, showing the intricate and delicate white flowers
Stonecrop flowers

Grasmere is another good starting point in the area. From here, you have access to the higher fells around Grasmere Common. A good guided walk is to head up to the area of Easedale Tarn, passing a pretty waterfall on the way. Or, you can head up to the higher hills and get up to Tarn Crag or Blea Rigg. This feels a lot more remote and much wilder.

In contrast, a very gentle valley walk that is immensely popular is to walk around Rydal Water. You can see Rydal Cave and carefully explore the edges of the old quarrying site here. The slate spoil creates the perfect habitat for plants such as this Stonecrop.