Forest and Woodland Walks
A few miles north of Keswick is Dodd Wood, an area of woodland managed by the Forestry Commission, where you'll find a network of waymarked trails including the Dodd Summit Trail.
Whinlatter, just up the hill from the village of Braithwaite, is England's only true Mountain Forest with amazing views of the Lake District and into Scotland.Owned by Forestry England, Whinlatter is home to a number of graded walks through the forest on marked trails.
Enjoy this lovely walk up through Great Wood beneath Walla Crag and back along the lakeshore with fine views over Derwentwater to Catbells. A less strenuous and shorter version of the Walla Crag walk.
Starting this walk from Whinlatter Visitor Centre gives you a leg up to reach the summits of Lord's Seat and Barf where you are rewarded with magnificent views for relatively minimal effort. The combination of forest tracks and open fell makes for a really varied walk.