The Great British Walk - Sizergh

To celebrate the launch of The Great British Walk annual walking festival this weekend, the National Trust has revealed the top ten secret trails that can only be accessed by foot, with Sizergh, near Kendal, selected as one of the best.

Sizergh has lots of wonderful walks, especially for families, that don't involve walking up high fells but still have lots to see. This walk has a tranquil spot to watch dragonflies, damselflies and kingfishers, or you can look at the amazing view over the Lyth valley, or see if you can find our hidden yew tree, which has been growing since Roman times.

This 45-minute walk meanders around the estate grounds, taking in a stream, mediaeval barns, an ancient yew and an amazing view over the Lyth valley - framed at one end by Bow Fell and the Langdale Pikes and, at the other, by Kent Estuary and Morecambe Bay.  The Great British Walk is a partnership with PruHealth.

There are plenty of great walks to choose from across Cumbria and the Lake District – including a guided walk through the stunning Eskdale valley.

Whether you fancy a gentle ramble around a tranquil lake, or a more strenuous walk across the rugged fells and whether you’re walking with family or friends, there are hints tips and amazing trails here – or pick up one of our Ranger Guides at any National Trust shop; written by the team that help us care for the Lakes, they’re an insiders guide to making the most of your time in our beautiful landscape.

Further information on The Great British Walk

Follow the link to download a PDF of the Sizergh walk.

For more details and routes on The Great British Walk please visit the National Trust website.