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EXLPORE the LAKE DISTRICT 

The Lake District is in North-Western England, in the county of Cumbria, The 'Lakes' can be found by car in just over an hours drive from our hotel. . It is famous for it's beautiful natural scenery consisting of many lakes, forests and mountains. The Lake District was popularised in the early 19th century by Romantic Poets such as William Wordsworth and other Lake Poets, and on visiting the place it's easy to see why people love the area so much. In 2017 the Lake District was named a UNESCO World Heritage site, and should be on every keen travelers list to visit.

 

The 'Wainwrights' are a collective term given to the 214 fells (local term for hills & mountains) of the Lake District, named after Alfred Wainwright - a famous British fell-walker, guidebook author and illustrator who was largely responsible for cataloging and popularising all the Lakeland fells through his  series of 7 books entitled A Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells. Many keen walkers now try and walk all the 214 fells as a personal challenge.

View the list of Wainwrights

SOME OF OUR RECOMMENDED WALKS

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CAT BELLS - NEAR KESWICK
 

HELVELLYN STRIDING EDGE  - NORTH OF AMBLESIDE

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BLENCATHRA -
EAST OF KESWICK

At 868m high, Blencathra is one of the higher peaks in the Lake District. It is an exhilarating walk with superb views of most of Cumbria and northern England from the summit. An achievable mountain for anyone who is of reasonable fitness and good health.

SKIDDAW -
NORTH OF KESWICK

 

Its 931-metre summit is the sixth-highest in England. It is the simplest of the Lake District mountains of this height to ascend. A popular route with a well flattened track, you can easily find your way up.

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GRISDALE PIKE -
NEAR KESWICK

 

This lovely walk up to the summit of Grisedale Pike walk takes you high into the northern fells and, on a clear day, you can see across to Scotland and the Isle of Man from the top. This fell is fairly exposed, so you might experience some buffeting on a windy day.