walking in the lake district

Walking Holidays in the Lake District

The Lake District is one of the most popular destinations for a walking holiday in the UK. Enjoy a hiking break at Park Cliffe Caravan and Camping Park.

Park Cliffe Caravan and Camping Park is the ideal base for a walking holiday in the Lake District. Our award-winning park is situated in an idyllic location, with easy access to dramatic viewpoints and scenic hiking routes.

From the park it is possible to venture to Gummers How where you can enjoy picturesque views of Windermere below. The starting points for Tarn Hows, The Old Man of Coniston, Helvellyn and Scafell Pike are all within driving distance.

We have plenty of accommodation to choose from, including camping and touring pitches and deluxe self-catering options. Park Cliffe is one of the best places for hikers to stay during a walking holiday in The Lakes.

Walks from Park Cliffe

You don’t have to travel far to enjoy a scenic walk in the Lake District – in fact you don’t even need to leave our caravan and camping site! There is direct access to a number of footpaths from the park, allowing you to explore the surrounding scenery at the end of a busy day.

Many of the routes are suitable for families or those that fancy a leisurely afternoon stroll. There’s also trails that will satisfy avid hiker’s looking for an adventurous way to spend the day.

gummers how

Gummers How

Families should walk up Gummers How during a stay at Park Cliffe. The lesser-known viewpoint offers commanding views over the National Park and Windermere below. From the summit the mountainous scenery looks spectacular, whatever time of year you decide to visit. On a clear day you can see 3 counties – Lancashire, Cumbria and Yorkshire.

The walk itself is fairly easy and takes between 90 minutes and 2 hours to complete. Join the footpath behind the children’s play area and follow the waymarked route to the top. Along the way you’ll encounter a variety of scenery, including woodland, open fields and a pretty stream.

Download our Gummers How walk route>

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The walk to Bowness takes approximately 2 hours from Park Cliffe. It’s mostly easy with good paths and tarmaced lanes. The countryside looks beautiful on a summer’s day. In the autumn you can enjoy pretty colours as you make your way to the town.

The route from our caravan site culminates at Glebe Road, where you’ll see the lakeshore. From here you can stroll to the boat piers and pick up a steamer to venture out onto the lake for a fun-filled day.

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Walks in the Lake District

The Lake District is home to some of the best scenery in the country with thousands of routes to choose from. It’s a haven for walkers looking to get out in nature and explore the great outdoors. Towns and villages throughout the National Park are geared up for hikers, with a wide selection of outdoor stores selling equipment, clothing and footwear. There are a number of companies offering guided treks and support.

Some of the most iconic hikes in the Lake District include trails up Helvellyn, Scafell Pike and Coniston Old Man. These well-trodden routes are best suited to experienced hikers, with a good level of fitness and previous mountaineering experience.

If you prefer something a bit gentler, consider the walk to Orrest head from Windermere or a leisurely stroll around Tarn Hows. People with limited mobility, including wheelchair users or families with pushchairs should check out the ‘Miles Without Stiles‘ accessible routes – there are 48 to choose from!

For more suggestions of walking routes in the Lake District take a look at our handy ‘things to do’ page. The interactive tool allows you to explore attractions and has plenty of hikes to choose from.

Walking breaks at Park Cliffe

We’re pleased to offer holiday park guests full use of our facilities during a walking break in The Lakes. After a busy day exploring the local area, you can enjoy clean and modern shower facilities and delicious food and drink.

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Amenities block

Our amenities block is maintained to the highest standards by our housekeeping team throughout the day. At the end of a strenuous walk, you can warm up and sooth aching muscles before returning to your accommodation to rest and recuperate.

The shower block boasts free hot water, underfloor heating and a ladies vanity area. There’s also a laundrette with washer and dryer if you need to clean wet or muddy gear in preparation for the next day.

Park Cliffe Bar Lake District

Restaurant and shop

Our shop is well stocked with essentials and treats if you want to pack some snacks to enjoy during your walk. We also have an on-site bar and restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating where you can savour a refreshing drink to refuel.

During peak season we welcome street food trailers serving a range of tasty takeaway meals. The vendors change throughout the week and include Taco’s, pizzas and flat breads.

Walking accommodation

There’s plenty of walker’s accommodation at Park Cliffe – with something to suit everyone’s needs. We have an excellent selection of spacious pitches for touring caravans, campervans and tents as well as camping pitches for families and couples.

If you’re looking for home comforts our self-catering accommodation is the perfect option. Choose from our cosy cottage, static caravans, camping pods or stylish shepherd’s hut.

Booking a walking holiday

We look forward to welcoming you to Park Cliffe Caravan Park for a walking holiday in The Lakes. Book 24/7 via our website or call and speak to our friendly reception team.