Pram friendly Lake District walks.
As a Mum of four very young children it can often be a challenge to find walks that are suitable for all my children. We still have two very young girls and therefore pram friendly walks are always a great advantage. Below I have listed some of the Lake District walks that I find perfect for those little legs of the family, whilst also being pram accessible.
This Forest offers a fantastic day out for everyone, there are multiple walking trails to choose from – ranging from easy to hard. There is also a visitors centre, play park, GoApe and cycle centre.
The MillWood short route is a pram accessible walk and there are many other trails that are suitable for older children making it a great day out for all. The MillWood long route walk is not pram accessible but it is an extremely manageable route that my children and I often take when we visit the forest. The walk is a very pleasant 1.5 mile loop ending at the play park, the promise of a slide and sandpit always helps! Keep your eyes peeled for the sculptures which are dotted around the forest!
Brothers water is a small lake in the Hartsop Valley in the Lake District. This is such an incredible walk!! The route takes you along the shoreline of Brothers Water and what makes this such a great walk is the level terrain – the path is wide and safe and is accessible with a single, or double, pram. The route we took was approximately 2.5 miles, however you could walk as much, or as little, as you wanted. The path is relatively sheltered making this a good walk for wetter days too.
Ennerdale Water is the most westerly lake in the Lake District National Park and thanks to its remote area it is often a very quiet place. Another huge bonus – there is a free car park at Bowness Knott, very close to the water. There are so many routes that you are able to take when you visit Ennerdale Water but if you follow the lakeside track it is suitable for all-terrain pushchairs. There are some steep sections in parts but they are very short, and manageable.
If you’re after a quieter, more remote place then Ennerdale Water is definitely the one ☀️ ??♀️ ❤️
This three mile, pram accessible walk begins at Maggies Bridge National Trust Car Park: CA13 0RU. A little pre warning – there are only spaces for 6-8 cars and it can get full quite fast.
This walk is fantastic for children as you can just go as far as you would like, it is only about one mile to the shoreline from the car lake so if you are having a tricky day, with non compliant children, you could just get to the waters edge and enjoy your time there – opposed to having a longer walk!
This pram accessible walk really makes you feel as though you are in the heart of the mountains with your pram ??
Dubwath Silver Meadows Nature Reserve:
This is a lovely, easy route surrounded by beautiful views of the Lake District. There is plenty of lay-by parking next to the entrance and the route is, of course, pram accessible. It is a short route of about 1 mile but you could opt to do it twice… it is a great walk to link in with a picnic, or bring some grandparents with you and make it a full family trip out ? This is a route that is certainly accessible to all, including wheelchairs.
It is close to Bassenthwaite Lake if you decided to head there afterwards, equally it is very close to Sale fell and Ling fell, two Wainwright walks that I have previously reviewed. Dubwath Silver Meadows may be a short walk, but it is in a prime location for so many things.
Keswick to Threlkeld Railway Path:
This 5km route to Threlkeld is absolutely fantastic for children of all ages as you are able to use your bikes, scooters, rollerblades and prams! It is such an easy path to access yet it still covers a good distance to help tire those children out!
You are able to pay & display at the Keswick Leisure Centre car park (postcode: Station Rd, CA12 4NE) which leads you directly onto the safe, traffic free path.
A lovely, safe and easy day out for the children – and a wonderful change in scenery for us adults ??? The large tunnel always creates great excitement!
* If you would like to find out more of the walks that my family and I have completed you can following us on Instagram @thehikinghousehold. All our walks are also mapped, and documented, in detail on www.thehikinghousehold.com. *
Please note, due to the nature of the weather here in Cumbria some of the trails can get badly damaged during storm season. Don’t forget to check up to date information before heading out, at the time of writing all of these walks are safe and accessible.
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