Welcome to the Lakeland group

Our Next Group walks:


Saturday 18 December - Christmas Special.

The Limestone Link Walk - Kirkby Lonsdale to Arnside 13 Miles.  Meet 9am at Arnside Prom for a mini bus to Kirkby Lonsdale.  Mince Pies and Refreshments at the finish to welcome Christmas. The wearing of Santa Hats is optional. Mini Bus £6 per head, the mince pies are on us!  Book a place on the mini bus by emailing: Lakeland@ldwa.org.uk


Sunday 23 January 2022

Wet Sleddale and Swindale.  15 Miles.  Meet 9am at parking area by Wet Sleddale Dam (Map Exp05 GR NY554114)


We will add some walks over Christmas holidays too - watch this space and sign up for our bulk emails to be kept informed.



See future events more more walks.








Hello and a warm welcome to the Lakeland Group. We are a friendly bunch of Long Distance walkers who enjoy social walks as much as challenge events (perhaps even more) and walk at a pleasant pace with walks that are long but not too crazy long! Given our location, we are often to be found on hills too.  We love the Lakes but also walk in the Dales, Lancashire and Forest of Bowland and further afield for weekends away.  We love exploring and welcome suggestions for new walks.


We have an exciting walks programme again going forward now that covid restrictions have eased we are happy to welcome larger numbers onto our group walks again.   Future walks are posted on here and the next one is listed on this page.  We also remind members via the bulk email system so make sure you are signed up to receive these via your national membership page if you would like to receive these.


We look forward to welcoming new members to a walk.  If you are unsure about attending and want to know more about a walk, contact the walk leader or lakeland@ldwa.org.uk and we will try to give you plenty of information.  Our pace is always to suit the slowest person on the day, whilst still getting round the miles, and we often find a pub or a tea shop at the end as we are a sociable group.  We emphasise social for our social walks and challenge for the events! Basically, we will take care of new members.


If you are local and could help us with our flagship events - That's Lyth or Spring in Lakeland then you would be made most welcome checkpointing.  Just contact us to let us know via the email above. Any contributions for this website are welcome, particularly photos and walk reports. Please send to tgrs013@yahoo.co.uk.  We are also keen to put more walks in our programme and especially welcome new leaders - don't worry we will always help a new leader on the day and it is fun!


Happy walking, Lakeland Group.



Latest News:

That's Lyth - we are delighted to announce that we will host our 40th That's Lyth 2022 on 30 January 2022. The event is now full.  As an alternative, our temporary Anytime Challenge based on the event with a twist to the route is still available until 31 December 2021.  To learn more and to find out how to enter click here


Spring in Lakeland - we are also pleased to let you know this popular 24 Mile challenge from Ambleside will take place on Sunday 10 April 2022.  The entries will go live on SiEntries on 8 November for LDWA members and Ambleside AC members, then 1 December for non members. (Please note this is completely separate to the 50 mile Anytime Challenge - see below for that)  Here is a link for you to enter via SiEntries.


Spring in Lakeland 50 has been converted into an Anytime Challenge, with seven different combinations of loops for you to enjoy.  Anyone completing the three loops at 50 miles will have gained a qualifier for the 2022 Trans Pennine 100.  You can enter till 31 December 2021 but complete the event up till 11 April 2022.

To learn more and find out how to enter the 50 miler click here