Limited Mobility Walks in the Lake District

 There are a number of lovely routes in the Lake District which are suitable for people with limited mobility and their lack of obstacles have earned them the name “Miles without Stiles”.

Chris was involved in the creation of many of these routes. So get in touch with us and we’ll come along and make your Miles without Stiles route that little bit more special. If you’re not sure about which one to go on, we’ll recommend what we feel are the best for you.

Many of the people who we have taken on walks have commented upon our understanding attitude to their particular needs, which is much appreciated because we pride ourselves on our “people orientated” approach.

A selection of possibilities:-

  • Our Tarn Hows limited mobility walk

Distance: 1.8 miles or shorter 0.5 mile route

Time: 1-2 hours

Difficulty: Classified as “For All/ For Many”

Summary: Tarn Hows is a charming beauty spot which is located between Hawkshead and Coniston. The beck was dammed in the Victorian era creating the tarn and the Hows are the small surrounding wooded hills.The scenery is stunning and there are plenty of benches and rest places to take it all in. The Coniston Hills and Langdale Pikes form the backdrop to this spectacular corner of Lakeland.The path surface is made up of compact stone and dust and provides a smooth surface for push chairs and wheelchairs. There are a few slight slopes.

There’s usually an ice cream van to be found in the car park!


  • Our Loughrigg Tarn Circuit limited mobility walk

Distance: 1.7 miles

Time: 2 hours

Difficulty: Classified as “For All”

Summary: Loughrigg Tarn lies 2 miles from Ambleside, nestled in a bowl below the steep flanks of Loughrigg. The Tarn was a favoured spot for the poet Wordsworth and his wife Dorothy. He described it as ” round, clear and as bright as heaven”. During the summer months the surface of the water is carpeted in glorious water lilies. The route follows a well surfaced bridleway and a small tarmaced road. There are some short inclines.

Please contact us to arrange your “Miles without Stiles” walk in the Lake District.

Lake District Guided Walks and Activities