11 Jan 2015

Walking with the Ramblers

Walking with the Ramblers in the Lake District

Every year, the Ramblers' Association organises about 750 walks in the Lake District. Our walks are intended for members of the Ramblers' Association, but non-members are welcome to join any walk provided they contact the leader beforehand. However, if you want to walk frequently with us we would expect you to join the Ramblers. Dogs are not always welcome on walks: please ask first. See Walks programme for brief details of the programme for the next two months.

Grading scheme for main programme of walks
More than 2500 feet of ascent
2 1500-2500 feet
3 1000-1500 feet
4 500-1000 feet
5 Less than 500 feet
6 Fairly flat

A Very strenuous, possibly including difficult or exposed scrambling, very steep and/or exposed climbs, and/or very rough moorland
B Strenuous, possibly including easy scrambling, steep climbs, and/or rough moorland
C Moderately strenuous, possibly including fairly steep climbs, and/or fairly rough moorland
D Easy walking on good paths or grassland

The RA Walks Finder

The Walks Finder is a searchable database of Ramblers' Association walks throughout England, Scotland, and Wales. You can find it at

Walking on your own

There is a vast amount of information about walking in the Lake District: maps, books, videos, and web sites. On your first visit to the Lake District, it's a good idea to visit local bookshops or tourist information centres, where you will find a wide selection of guide books for all kinds of walks.

Useful links

Ramblers Association (Lake District Area) walks

Ramblers Association Walks Finder

John Dawson's Lake District Walks

Local walking clubs affiliated to the Ramblers' Association


The Ramblers' Association is a registered charity (England & Wales no 1093577, Scotland no SC039799) and a company limited by guarantee, registered in England & Wales (no 4458492). Registered office: 2nd floor, Camelford House, 87-90 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7TW

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