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The great border city of Carlisle is wonderfully placed for myriad hiking adventures. Walks around Carlisle contain their fair share of history and stunning scenery. There are woods to explore and hills to ascend, while strolls along the River Eden reveal gorgeous parkland and can eventually bring you to the open skies above the Solway Firth, a haven for birdlife.


Carlisle’s location on the Scottish border has seen the region endure a tumultuous past. Hadrian built his famous wall across this land; King Richard I was slain by the Scots on the Solway’s Burgh Marsh; and Carlisle’s 900-year-old castle was the last in England to suffer a siege, during the Jacobite Rising. All of these sites make for beguiling objectives for a day’s walk.


Perhaps the finest hikes around Carlisle take to the hills. In the east, you’ll find the wild moors of the North Pennines and popular beauty spots like Talkin Tarn, RSPB Geltsdale and Talkin Fell, with its unusual array of cairns and breathtaking views. To the south, the fells of the northern Lake District form the horizon; England’s favourite national park is only a short drive from the city.


Top 20 best walks and hikes around Carlisle

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    Easy
    01:41
    4.09 mi
    2.4 mph
    100 ft
    100 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    2
    Easy
    01:21
    3.31 mi
    2.5 mph
    25 ft
    25 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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  • 3
    Easy
    01:18
    2.96 mi
    2.3 mph
    250 ft
    250 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    4
    Easy
    01:48
    4.38 mi
    2.4 mph
    75 ft
    75 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    5
    Easy
    01:49
    4.38 mi
    2.4 mph
    100 ft
    100 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    6
    Intermediate
    02:37
    6.38 mi
    2.4 mph
    125 ft
    125 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    7
    Intermediate
    03:46
    8.93 mi
    2.4 mph
    375 ft
    375 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
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    8
    Easy
    01:09
    2.63 mi
    2.3 mph
    200 ft
    200 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    9
    Intermediate
    04:26
    10.8 mi
    2.4 mph
    150 ft
    150 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    10
    Intermediate
    03:26
    8.32 mi
    2.4 mph
    175 ft
    175 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    11
    Intermediate
    03:43
    9.01 mi
    2.4 mph
    200 ft
    200 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    12
    Intermediate
    02:17
    5.54 mi
    2.4 mph
    100 ft
    100 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    13
    Intermediate
    02:22
    5.60 mi
    2.4 mph
    250 ft
    250 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    14
    Difficult
    05:24
    13.1 mi
    2.4 mph
    275 ft
    275 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    15
    Intermediate
    02:49
    5.89 mi
    2.1 mph
    975 ft
    975 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    16
    Intermediate
    02:15
    5.11 mi
    2.3 mph
    425 ft
    425 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
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    17
    Intermediate
    02:01
    4.94 mi
    2.4 mph
    50 ft
    50 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    18
    Intermediate
    02:18
    5.22 mi
    2.3 mph
    425 ft
    425 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    19
    Intermediate
    02:23
    5.74 mi
    2.4 mph
    175 ft
    175 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    20
    Easy
    01:48
    4.36 mi
    2.4 mph
    125 ft
    125 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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