How to make the most of your Lake District Break in Summer

Getting ready for summer in the Lakes? Exploring the Lake District’s hidden gems is definitely how to make the most of your holidays here.
So, whether you’re a thrill seeker, nature-lover or just counting down the days until the end of the school year here are a few ideas to get your holiday plans in motion.

Guided Walks
Dust off your boots and join the Lake District National Park volunteers for a program of guided walks in and around some of the Lakes’ hidden treasures. Explore the Hidden Valley of Watendlath, near Keswick or walk the quarry roads of Coniston for a breath-taking journey through Cumbria’s industrial past.
All walks are graded on difficulty; for directions and advice on clothing and equipment please visit

Unleash your inner explorer and join the Honister Slate Mine for a day of extreme activities in the dramatic Northern Fells. Prepare for adventure above and below the ground with a unique fell run, gravel bike time trial and team challenge. Unwind in the Slate Shindig with live music, a hog roast, and bar from 6 pm. For those of you who like a gentler approach to mind and body fitness, why not make the most of the sports massages and holistic treatments available all day.
Advice and guidance on travel, including bus and taxi services, can be found at

Windermere Lake Cruises Summer Evening Buffet Cruise
Surely there’s no better way to soak up the sunset than on a leisurely cruise of England’s largest lake. Take to the waters of Windermere in style and enjoy an evening of live jazz and a fine selection of local food and drink.

Finally, something for little ones …

Where is Peter Rabbit?
Come along and watch the wonderful world of Beatrix Potter come alive at the Old Laundry Theatre, Bowness. Join in the musical adventure with Peter Rabbit and all of his friends at this critically acclaimed production. Book ahead to avoid disappointment.

However, you choose to fill these long summer days, make it an extra special holiday in one of our luxurious Herdwick suites. Relax, recharge and unwind here at the Castle Green Hotel. During your stay, make the most of our award-winning two rosettes Greenhouse Restaurant or Alexander’s and enjoy unlimited use of Pulse Health and Fitness Club.