You can explore this iconic landscape by hiring mountain bikes, organised tours or - if you prefer someone else to do the walking - the local riding stables! We have five mountain bikes available for hire: two large, two medium and one small. The horses however, are at the local stables!
We recommend one of the excellent minibus tours giving full commentary and a restful day to the normal driver. The Mountain Goat bus company offers partners a 15% discount off the standard rates.
If you would rather spend time on the water, Lake Windermere and many of the other lakes offer water sports from rowing through sailing and wind surfing to water-skiing.
The entire area provides walkers of all abilities with a network of paths. A selection of detailed walking routes (along with difficulty level and average walk completion time) are available please ask at reception. If you would prefer to learn about the area (or have a tendency to get lost!) various guided walks are available throughout the year from local information centres. Of course, you could always enjoy afternoon tea in the comfort of the Hotel instead!
Have you ever read Peter Rabbit, Swallows and Amazons or wandered lonely as a cloud? This isn't just a place to inspire walkers; the Lake District's literary connections include Beatrix Potter, Arthur Ransome, William Wordsworth, John Ruskin, Samuel Coleridge, and Hugh Walpole. The hotel membership of the Historic Houses Association allows free entry to a number of properties. There are also plenty of "honey spots" of the shops in the smaller villages with a large selection of crafts and eateries. Holker Hall, Dalemain, Muncaster Castle, Levens Hall, Abbot Hall and Kendal Museum are just a few of the houses and gardens in the area. To start planning your trip, go to the Go Lakes website ( http://www.golakes.co.uk/) for details of local attractions and places of interest in the area and the National Park website for the up to date information on what is now open in the Lakes https://www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/coronavirus
A more detailed list of walks and things to do in the area is available at http://www.golakes.co.uk/