Attractions around Allerdale

There are plenty of places to see and visit around Allerdale. Whether you love hiking or cycling, Allerdale is a region where 20 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. Check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today.

The top 20 Attractions around Allerdale

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    Cat Bells

    Hiking Highlight

    The hike along Cat Bells is extremely popular - and for good reason. The walk is absolutely classic: fun terrain, spectacular views, lots of places to stop for picnics. It …

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    Dan
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    Helvellyn Summit

    Hiking Highlight

    A staggering view wherever you look is your prize for all that climbing, and it's a very generous one indeed. The summit is well-served by bridlepaths; if you're tacking the …

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    Barney
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    Striding Edge

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    With spine-tingling exposure on both sides and breathtaking views, Striding Edge is an exhilarating stretch that you will not forget. A classic Grade-1 scramble, it is suitable for intermediate hikers …

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    Dan
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    Castlerigg Stone Circle

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Dating back to the Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Age, the Castlerigg stone circle was constructed as part of a megalithic tradition. Surrounded by fells and peaks, the stone circle …

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    Amy
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    Honister Pass

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Honister Pass is not the hardest climb in the Lakes at 'just' 1-in-4 (a minor 25% at its steepest), but I'd definitely rate it as one of my favourites. It's …

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    Castle Crag

    Hiking Highlight

    Castle crag privides a brilliant vantage point of the surrounding area, long long way from being a classed as a big peak, but the climb up and down can be …

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    Tom
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    Swirral Edge

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    This is the easier of two ridge climbs that makes up the horseshoe of Helvellyn. Its bigger brother, striding edge, is on the opposite side of Red Tarn and is …

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    David
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    Latrigg

    Hiking Highlight

    Known as ‘Keswick’s own fell’, Latrigg is a must-climb for anyone visiting the town. Despite being one of the lowest fells in the Lakes, the summit affords enchanting views over Keswick, Derwentwater, and down the Borrowdale valley.

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    Dan
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    Walla Crag

    Hiking Highlight

    Great view over Derwent Water with not too heavy climb. Ideal in sunshine.

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    Grisedale Pike Peak

    Hiking Highlight

    Rising gracefully to a sharp peak piercing the north-western skies of Lakeland, Grisedale Pike is a fine mountain with superlative views. If you’re feeling energetic, tick it off as part …

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    Whinlatter Pass from Braithwaite

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    One of the best climbs in the area. A steady climb on forest lined roads up to the Whinlatter vistor centre. A good challenge but not as murderous as Honister …

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    Ashness Bridge

    Hiking Highlight

    A "must see" and start for the leisurely climb to Walla Crag

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    Buttermere

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    Nice views along the shore of the lake.

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    Simonizer
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    Sprinkling Tarn

    Hiking Highlight

    A beautiful place to out your feet up for 5 before heading up to the corridor route, its not unusual to see wild campers here.

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    Tom
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    The most spectacular spot to watch the sun setting over Derwent water, be warned it can get pretty busy.

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    Tom
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    Cave

    Hiking Highlight

    This is more a tunnel than a cave on the footpath around Buttermere , its only about 50ft long but make sure you have a torch as it can have deep puddles inside in the pitch black.

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    Tom
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    Withesike Bay

    Hiking Highlight

    One of many bays along the Derwent edge, they can get busy during peak season, but with plenty to choose from you can pick based on what you prefer. You can get a brilliant sunrise here.

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    Tom
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    Sourmilk gill starts its life i believe from the top of The Saddle, as you can see by the time it reaches ground level its an impressive sight.

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    Tom
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    High Spy

    Hiking Highlight

    Number 3 of my circuit, and it provides brilliant views over to Grey Buttress, Robinson, Dale head and more.

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    Tom
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    Birkett's Leap

    Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)

    Probably one of the very best descents in the lakes - fast, fun but becoming challenging, rocky and steep, but it's still surprisingly forgiving. In essence, it looks a fair bit harder than it is! One to savour.

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    Barney

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