At A Glance

Distance: 26 miles
Ascent: 650 meters
Duration: 10-12 hours
Group Ratio: 1:10
Price: £35.00 per person


  • Experience a long-distance linear walk between the popular towns of Ambleside and Keswick
  • Enjoy some of the most beautiful and iconic views in the Lake District
  • Explore lakes, tarns, mountainous valleys and idyllic villages
  • This is one of the very best long-distance walks in the UK


  • We specialise in small group guided walks and we ensure you have a fun, relaxed and stress-free experience that you will never forget.
  • All our walks are led by an exceptional and dedicated team of experienced Mountain Leaders.
  • We are dedicated to the highest quality of client care and providing adventures that are remarkable, inspiring and memorable. We put our clients at the heart of everything we do.
  • Our team are always here to help from booking to completing the walk. You will be sent plenty of information, lots of advice and kept up to date before the walk.

Book Ambleside to Keswick – 26-Miles Challenge

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Event Description

Ambleside to Keswick is a 26-miles guided walk through the very heart of the Lake District.

You will enjoy some of the most breathtaking views, explore mountainous valleys, idyllic lakes and tarns, and have fun on this challenging long-distance walk.


No current dates for 2021


Highlights of the walk include:

  • The most beautiful section of the Cumbria Way
  • Views over Grasmere and Rydal Water
  • The Greater Langdale and Langstrath Valleys
  • Borrowdale Valley and villages
  • Explore the shores of Elterwater and Derwent Water
  • Spectacular mountain views


Start, finish and transport  

You will meet your group and leaders in Keswick for a 7.30am start where a bus will take everyone to Ambleside to start the walk. Expect to arrive back in Keswick around 10 hours later. Full event information including where to meet, times, kit list and training information will be emailed to you after booking.

Is it for me?

This is a challenging long-distance walk requiring a good level of fitness and you will need to be able to walk up to 10-12 hours over hilly ground. The route is not technical, but in terms of distance and time, this is a challenging walk you must prepare for.

How to book the Ambleside to Keswick guided walk

You can book your places anytime through the website.

Places are limited due to the number of people we can take on the coach from Keswick to the start at Ambleside.

1.  Decide which date you would like to attend
2.  Use the booking calendar above to select your date and click ‘book now’
3.  You pay a 35% deposit to book your place
4.  We email you with all the walk information including kit lists, timings, parking and training plans

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    I have only ever done one guided walk before and that was for a charity and I was really disappointed so was pleasantly surprised with how amazing this company is and the guides who looked after us. I thoroughly enjoyed it and would definitely sign up to do more walks with you in the future. Thank you to Jamie and team.

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