Our top 5 unmissable Lake District views


We have hand-selected a series of walking routes to take in all of the five viewpoints listed here. To find out how you can visit them with us, please read more at: https://www.skylinewalking.co.uk/


GRASMERE LOOKING NORTH


Yes, this is The Lake District and not some tropical isle! The best view, the best beach(?) and easily reached from the public car parks, Grasmere's southern beach is a wonderful spot to take a break and stare at the famous sights around: Helvellyn, Silver Howe, and the iconic Lion and The Lamb rocks on the summit of Helm crag perched above the picturesque Grasmere village. A great place to stop for a snack and a photo on the popular hike around Grasmere and Rydal lakes.


BORROWDALE - STOCKLEY BRIDGE


Another favourite stopping spot, ideal for a dip on a warm day, this elegant lakeland bridge is the gateway to the central fells: Scafell Pike, Great Gable and Great End. Only a mile from the road, it makes a great place to soak your feet on the return journey and gaze back up at these lakeland summits. It's a hard job to pass this location without taking yet another photo to add to the collection!


DERWENTWATER FROM CAT BELLS

Surely the most bagged peak in Borrowdale, Cat Bells offers a huge reward for relatively little effort. The views across Derwentwater are impressive, particularly with the imposing presence of Skiddaw (3056ft) as a backdrop. Our walk leader Julie captured this view across the lake, made all the more atmospheric by the delicate ribbon-cloud above it.


THE LANGDALE PIKES FROM LOUGHRIGG TARN


The visitor travelling up from the south of arrives into Lakeland to be faced with one of the most iconic skylines in England - the craggy and beckoning Langdale Pikes. These are first spotted from the road on the shores of Windermere, but are best seen from this quiet beauty spot by Loughrigg Tarn. 'The Pikes' feature in many a photo calendar, and rightly so. They stand prominent and proud, and guard the entrance to the even higher summits beyond.



THE VIEW SOUTH FROM NAB SCAR

This is another location that packs a punch view-wise and for relatively little effort. Nab Scar is the sentinel peak on the northernmost limb of the famous Fairfield Horse Shoe. From here, looking south over the Windermere, one can spot the sea at Morecambe Bay, and then to the west Loughrigg Fell and the bulk of the Lake District hills behind.


We have hand-selected walking routes to take in all of the five viewpoints listed above. To find out how you can visit them with us, please read more at: https://www.skylinewalking.co.uk/

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