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Lake District Circular Walks

Lake District Circular Walks

A collection of circular walking holidays visiting the lakes and mountains of the Lake District National Park.

3 to 13 nights
12-77 miles
Easy / Moderate to Easy

From £320 per person

About the trail

The Lake District – a UNESCO World Heritage site – is England's only true mountain region and contains some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. It is an enchanting mix of rugged mountains, deep valleys, shimmering lakes, powerful waterfalls and attractive stone-built villages.

Our selection of circular walking trails in the Lake District National Park provide an enticing mixture of scenery, terrain and challenge. Our short breaks offer a unique snapshot of the region's finest scenes, while veteran hikers can test their endurance on the epic Bob Graham Round. Whether you are looking for fabulous views, picturesque settlements, insightful history or literary inspiration, each of these walks offers something different, and are ideal for an active but tranquil retreat into the Great British countryside.

Dog friendly tours available

Dogs are welcome on select routes along this trail. Look for the pawprint icon when choosing your holiday.

Customer reviews from the Lake District Circular Walks

“We absolutely loved it and felt taken care of every day.”
Mrs Slob, Netherlands
“This was wonderful.”
Mr Lawshe, USA
“A combination of good organisation and good weather = perfect!”
Mr Sanders, France
“I thoroughly enjoyed the holiday... The walk is varied.”
Mr Bakes, UK
“The countryside was beautiful.”
Ms Ames, USA
“It was a beautiful walk, and we were very fortunate with the weather. The accommodation was all well chosen and we enjoyed each place we got to.”
Mr Mawdsley, UK
“Overall it went very well. Good job Contours! Overall, the accommodation was very good for a walking holiday with a dog in tow. All of the places were warm and everyone was helpful and considerate, very important after a strenuous walking day. No problems anywhere having the dog with us. We enjoyed much of the walk, especially the fantastic views The Lakes have to offer.”
Mr Young, UK
“My first visit to the Lake District. Weather good, scenery lovely, thoroughly enjoyed the walk. Good route notes and easy to follow. Standard of accommodation was high.”
Mr Sharp, UK
“Everything went very smoothly. The accommodations were all very good and my suitcase was transferred without fail each day. The walking directions were good. I even cheated and took a bus on the rainiest day, so I appreciated that option as well. I really enjoyed the trip!”
Mr Ganzer, USA
"Final Approach to Keswick" by Dave Harris (2016)
"Slater Bridge in Little Langdale" by Jackie Mersich (2019)
"View of Lake Windermere" by Jim Bigelow (2019)
"Heading Up Great Gable" by Sheila Maltby (2020)
"Wasdale Head Inn" by Dave Harris (2016)
"Leaving Wastwater" by Jackie Mersich (2019)
"Between Grasmere and Great Langdale" by Jim Bigelow (2019)
"Spotlight on Wasdale Head" by Desmond Maltby (2020)
"Wasdale Head Bridge" by Dave Harris (2016)
"Eskdale Valley" by Jackie Mersich (2019)
"Between Langdale and Coniston" by Jim Bigelow (2019)
"Old Packhorse Bridge in Borrowdale" by Desmond Maltby (2020)
"Old Fence on Green Gable" by Dave Harris (2016)
"Between Buttermere and Keswick" by Jackie Mersich (2019)
"River Stock Ghyll in Ambleside" by Jim Bigelow (2019)
"Grains Gill" by Sheila Maltby (2020)
"Between Boot and Buttermere" by Jackie Mersich (2019)
"Hiking Down to Borrowdale" by Victoria Seton (2019)
"Packhorse Bridge" by Jim Bigelow (2019)
"Between Windermere and Ambleside" by Stephanie Gordon (2019)
"Approaching Buttermere" by Jackie Mersich (2019)
"River near Borrowdale" by Victoria Seton (2019)
"Sunset over Hawkshead" by Stephanie Gordon (2019)
"Great Langdale" by Stephanie Gordon (2019)
"Tarn Hows Cottage" by Stephanie Gordon (2019)
"Between Grasmere and Dungeon Ghyll" by Stephanie Gordon (2019)
"On the Way up Great Langdale" by Debby Allen (2018)
"At the Head of Little Langdale" by Debby Allen (2018)
"Climb out of Grasmere" by Debby Allen (2018)
"Fleetwith Pike" by Paul Sanders (2018)