Ten easy to follow walk route maps from Ambleside in the South Eastern Lake District, Cumbria, England.

Ten easy to follow walk route maps from Ambleside in the South Eastern Lake District, Cumbria, England.

The famous Bridge House in AmblesideThe famous Bridge House in Ambleside
Photo: David Hayter

Ambleside is a busy little market town which has grown from its beginnings as a Roman Fort (Galava) to be one of the most popular walking destinations in the Lake District.

Located in the South Eastern part of The Lake District National Park, Ambleside sits at the northern end of Windermere which is the largest natural Lake in England.

Ambleside is a fabulous base from which to explore the Southern Fells and The Eastern Fells of the Lake District with a number of English Mountains accessible by foot from Ambleside itself - including Fairfield (the 15th Highest Mountain in England), Dove Crag (46th), Great Rigg (62nd) and Little Hart Crag (154th).

Walkers seeking to Walk the Wainwrights will find no shortage of opportunities to add to their hill bagging tick lists with 10 Wainwrights accessible by foot direct from Ambleside town centre, namely: Fairfield (Wainwright No. 13), Dove Crag (No. 38, Great Rigg (No. 54), High Pike (Scandale) (No. 109), Little Hart Crag (No. 119), Heron Pike (No. 128), Low Pike (Scandale) (No. 172), Stone Arthur (No. 175), Baystones (Wansfell) (No. 177) and Loughrigg Fell (No. 211). And if Wainwright Bagging is your thing then dont miss our Walk All 214 Wainwrights in just 59 Walks feature.

If you want a day-off from walking, theres plenty of other things to do in Ambleside. Check out Ambleside Museum for a fascinating flavour of local life over the centuries. Also worth a visit if Beatrix Potter is your thing as it houses a variety of artefacts from the her life and work - the author of Peter Rabbit, Mrs Tiggy-Winkle and Jemima Puddleduck lived nearby at Hill Top - see Walking in the Footsteps of Beatrix Potter for more details.

Do not miss Bridge House, one of the smallest houses in Britain (and the former home of the Ambleside Tourist Information Centre) or the wide choice of retail-therapy opportunities . . . Ambleside boasts a plethora of outdoor shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants to suit every taste.

Hotels, B & Bs (Bed & Breakfast), Pubs and Inns and Places to Stay.

Ambleside has a fine collections of Hotels, B & Bs (Bed & Breakfast), Pubs and Inns and Places to Stay to suit every requirement and pocket.




Ten easy to follow walk route maps from Ambleside in the South Eastern Lake District, Cumbria, England.

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