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Need your opinion, please help! Will be staying near Carlisle in July and wanted to spend 4-5 days in Lake district, we are coming from Italy with our little baby who'll be just 5 months old at that time so it's already a big travel for her... We love nature and wanted to walk a lot with the baby in a babysling but hope to find walks to make with a pushchair as well. Is it possible? And in this case what town/lake to choose (will be with a car)

Thanks in advance, Tanya

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1. Re: Lake distrct with a baby...

Never having done any walks with a pushchair (or having considered how to negotiate the routes with one!), I had a bit of a hunt around on the net.

This might do to start off your quest?


Maybe this also?


and this


Ullswater and Derwentwater are both within easy reach of Penrith by car, and picturesque areas.

A book that might contain some good suggestions also


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2. Re: Lake distrct with a baby...

twixtthepennines, grazie mille! :-)

Very useful information, will try to purchase that book as well!

Thanks again

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Prego, AlTaLe! I hope you enjoy your trip from one lovely lake area to another : )

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The lakeside walk around Derwentwater at Keswick is reasonably easy if you have a pushchair. You need to park up at Lakeside car park and walk down to the lake from there. The walk takes you clockwise and includes both open and wooded areas. It is fairly easy to turn back too. I was there last weekend and there were quite a few families with pushchairs doing this walk. Just be aware that parts of the route are quite stony. There is a National Trust shop just by the start of the path where you will be able to get further help.

Also if you drive to Tarn Hows there is another excellent and fairly level walk around the tarns. Coming from the north it is probably easier to come via Ambleside and then follow the route towards Clappersgate and Hawkshead Hill.

The drive from Ambleside takes about 20 minutes and there are two or three places to park up - if you miss the first car park there is another one about 200 yards further.

The view at Tarn Hows is spectacular and well worth the journey.

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5. Re: Lake distrct with a baby...

The old railway line from Keswick to Threlkeld would be ok. Its a nice route through a wooded valley and keeps crossing the river.

The path along the south side of Buttermere would also take a pushchair although the return leg along the north side wouldn't.

You might get a push chair around Tarn Hows.

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If you enjoy forest walks,visit Dodd Wood,Whinlatter forest and around Thirlmere,also Wythop Forest.

If your in the Lake District on July 31st,visit cockermouth Agricultural Show.

Entertainment for everyone,from show jumping to viewing cattle,sheep,goats,horses,poultry and even ostriches.


Keswick-Derwentwater is a great walking area,pushchair access.Review/photo"s on my profile.

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