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Comfortably sandwiched between the two great lakes of Windermere and Consiton, walks near Esthwaite Water offer beautiful adventures in every direction. With the car-free, historic village of Hawkshead at the head of the lake, you can stroll cobbled lanes where William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter would’ve walked. 

Esthwaite Water’s hikes take you east on bridleways up through larch and spruce forest to Claife Heights where you can admire the views and descend to Windermere. Trails criss-cross the woods and you can choose from any number of routes that suit your mood. 

To the west of Esthwaite, hike up to the vast Furness Fells and on into the endless trails in Grizedale Forest. North west, find the Tom Gill waterfall for a particularly impressive objective. Day hikes are plentiful around Esthwaite or spend longer walking from village to village, enjoying the drama of this beloved landscape. 


Top 20 best walks and hikes around Esthwaite Water

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    Intermediate
    03:56
    8.59 mi
    2.2 mph
    950 ft
    950 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
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    Intermediate
    02:04
    4.35 mi
    2.1 mph
    625 ft
    625 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
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    Intermediate
    02:44
    6.01 mi
    2.2 mph
    675 ft
    675 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    Intermediate
    02:52
    6.39 mi
    2.2 mph
    650 ft
    625 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
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    Intermediate
    03:03
    6.62 mi
    2.2 mph
    800 ft
    800 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
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    Intermediate
    02:44
    6.35 mi
    2.3 mph
    375 ft
    375 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
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    Intermediate
    02:47
    6.47 mi
    2.3 mph
    400 ft
    400 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
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    Intermediate
    02:04
    4.42 mi
    2.1 mph
    650 ft
    650 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    Easy
    00:54
    1.96 mi
    2.2 mph
    250 ft
    250 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    Intermediate
    02:09
    5.10 mi
    2.4 mph
    225 ft
    225 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    Intermediate
    03:39
    8.16 mi
    2.2 mph
    825 ft
    800 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
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    Intermediate
    04:05
    8.81 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,175 ft
    1,175 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
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    Intermediate
    04:09
    8.78 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,300 ft
    1,275 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    Intermediate
    02:08
    4.57 mi
    2.2 mph
    550 ft
    550 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    Intermediate
    03:24
    7.66 mi
    2.2 mph
    700 ft
    725 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
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    Intermediate
    02:57
    6.56 mi
    2.2 mph
    675 ft
    675 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
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    Easy
    01:48
    3.99 mi
    2.2 mph
    400 ft
    400 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    Easy
    01:38
    3.42 mi
    2.1 mph
    600 ft
    600 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    Intermediate
    01:09
    2.72 mi
    2.4 mph
    125 ft
    125 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
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    Difficult
    05:16
    11.3 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,525 ft
    1,525 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
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