Walking holidays in the Lake District

The Lake District - one of the most unique and breath-taking places in the entire United Kingdom. A mecca for walkers, hikers and climbers from around the globe, and rightly so! There’s nowhere else quite like it. William Wordsworth himself, a resident in the area for much of his life, called it: ‘the loveliest spot that man hath ever found’. It’s nature in full flourish, teeming with wildlife, and countryside as green and as lush as the freshest spring grass. It has everything: dramatic valleys, gushing streams and rivers, majestic mountains and the most gorgeous expanses of open water. Adjacent to the area, although not strictly within the Lake District, is the historic Hadrian’s Wall, Europe’s largest surviving Roman monument along which we offer a remarkable walking holiday.

The sheer variety and number of walks on offer in the Lake District is mind-boggling offering something for everyone. From low-level walks full of literary and historical points of interest, to challenging high-level ascents for the more energetic and ambitious hiker. Here at The Carter Company, we’re proud to differentiate ourselves by offering walks that allow you to get off the beaten track a little bit and away from the very busy, tourist-heavy routes. We’ve scoured the region with a fine comb to locate the finest luxury boutique hotels, offering excellent service, stunning food and rooms with oodles of local character.

Our Lake District highlights

Tarn Hows

This picturesque tarn nestled between the villages of Hawkshead and Coniston is a little hidden gem and the perfect spot for a picnic

Included in our Quintessential Lake District holiday

Grasmere Gingerbread

Originally created 1854 by local cook Sarah Nelson, this spicy, chewy biscuit/cake gained a great reputation and is still sold from the house where she lived

Included in our Quintessential Lake District holiday


One of the best preserved sections of Hadrian’s Roman Wall, Vindolanda gives a spine tingling insight into life in a garrison outpost 2,000 years ago.

Included in our Hadrian's Wall walk holiday

Three Shires Inn

Set in the beautiful Little Langdale Valley, this traditional stone inn is definitely worth a stop as you pass through the valley with its river, tarns and quarries.

Included in our Quintessential Lake District holiday

Lanercost Priory

The beautiful and now tranquil setting of Augustinian Lanercost Priory belies an often troubled history since its founding in 1169. Great tea room nearby!

Included in our Hadrian's Wall walk holiday

Aira Force Waterfall

Take the historic Ullswater Steamer to Aira Force pier to where Aira Beck takes a 66ft (20m) leap down a ravine on its journey down to the Lake

Included in our Quintessential Lake District holiday

Our Lake District Walking holidays