Looking to visit the best lakes in Lake District? After all, there’s nothing better than the serenity of the lakeshore — or a quick dip when the weather’s warm. So, browse our list of Lake District’s top lakes below as recommended by the komoot community, and experience more on your next adventure!

The top 14 lakes in Lake District

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    1

    Tarn Hows

    Hiking Highlight

    Great around here, especially in autumn when it's a little quieter and the colours really pop. Super interesting fact: Beatrix Potter actually used to own the Tarns, having bought them …

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    2

    Loughrigg Tarn

    Hiking Highlight

    Loughrigg Tarn is breathtakingly beautiful. Almost circular, with striking views north-west towards the Langdale Pikes, and with a variety of aquatic plants, it is a stunning place to visit which …

    Tip by
    Dan
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    3

    Angle Tarn

    Hiking Highlight

    The trail winds around half of Angle Tarn with splendid views from many different perspectives. I recommend walking this on a clear day as then the color of the water …

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    Biene
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    4

    Coniston Beach

    Hiking Highlight

    In the summer this is one of the best spots for a picnic. If you continue around the lake from the car park you will come to a jetty which is great from swimming from.

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    Grisedale Tarn

    Hiking Highlight

    Grisedale Tarn is in an atmospheric setting high in the mountains at the head of three valleys. According to folklore, a battle was fought in 945AD between the Saxon King …

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    Dan
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    Easedale Tarn

    Hiking Highlight

    Always surprises of change of light.
    Excellent spots to get down for a relaxed picknick.

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    TomB
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    Coniston Pier

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Pier onto the lake. Wonderful views, perfect to jump in for a swim!

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    Coniston Shore Bridleway

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Bridleway along Coniston shore. Some gates, great for kids.

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    Coniston Water

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Stunning view looking up the lake 👌 Perfect beach to swim or just sit n chill

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    10

    Blea Tarn

    Road Cycling Highlight

    the roads to and from Blea Tarn are absolutely spectacular. For cyclists, the climb from the North (Oxendale) is the toughest (best) and is one of the best climbs in the Lakes.

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    Dock Tarn

    Hiking Highlight

    Nice hike from Watendlath or Stonethwaite to reach this tarn located in the fells. Some scrambling required, but well worth it. Nice views across the tarn and some great spots to take a rest.

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    Biene
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    12

    Hayeswater

    Hiking Highlight

    The ascent is steep, but good to walk and already the tour is very promising. Until Hayeswater you go along a thunderous river.

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    dobermann
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    13

    Ennerdale Water

    Hiking Highlight

    Ennerdale Water is the most westerly of the lakes and it is also the most remote. As such, you are afforded a real sense of solitude here at any time …

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    Dan
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    14

    Loweswater

    Hiking Highlight

    Loweswater is a peaceful lake that is often missed by many visitors. At approximately one mile long (1.6 kilometer) and half a mile (0.8 kilometer) wide, it provides an excellent …

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    Dan

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