Country walks to enjoy in Cumbria now summer is here

Cumbria and the Lake District are abundant with beautiful, scenic, landscapes to go out and explore. Whilst many people will flock to places like Keswick and Windermere, others may look for a quieter, and more peaceful alternative. There are some wonderful places to enjoy across the county where you can enjoy the beauty of the Cumbrian countryside whilst also escaping the crowds.

We've gathered together a list of some options to visit, so why not give them a try? LONGLANDS LAKE Longlands Lake is located between the towns of Cleator Moor and Egremont.

It is a stunning area of natural beauty brimming with flowers, plants, and all kinds of wildlife. Years ago the area was the site of a mine but once it closed the area flooded and is now a lake. CLINTS QUARRY

Just a short walk from Longlands Lake is Clints Quarry. The steep cliff faces engulf a small valley area which can be navigated through with twisting paths. There are a whole host of things to enjoy and it's definitely worth a visit on a hot summer's day.

TALKIN TARN This country park in the Brampton area is a great place for you and your family to enjoy. Visitors can explore ancient woodland, footpaths, and glacial tarns.

KINGMOOR NATURE RESERVE This areais the remains of a much larger woodland which extended from Carlisle[1] to where the M6 motorway now lies. It was once the site of a horse racing course but now provides a quiet place just outside the city to unwind.


Unlike other parts of the Lake District, Buttermere is much quieter and more refreshing than the bustling Lakeland towns.

The lake is smaller in comparison to others in the district and the route can easily be walked around in an hour.


  1. ^ Carlisle (