4 Must do's in the Lakes when it's dry!

It doesn't always rain (honest!) so here's our must do things when the sun is shining.

1. YOU HAVE TO GO ON A BOAT!

There are many beautiful water’s, mere’s and lakes to enjoy here, and there is no better way to get wonderful lake views than by boat. Windermere Lake, UllswaterConiston and many more all offer a variety of sailing options. There are cruises and steamboat trips for those who prefer the steady surroundings of a big boat, or if you’re feeling adventurous dinghy, canoe or kayak hire is on offer in multiple Lake District locations. See which lake you fancy visiting, as they’re all in day-tripping distance from the Hotel.

2. GO FOR A WALK

You don't have to go it alone! You can 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 for difficulty; for a list of walks, directions and advice on clothing and equipment click the link above.  Otherwise all our reception team are local so ask them about their favourite 'rambles'.

3. GET YOUR CULTURAL FIX!

Beatrix Potter (Hill Top), William Wordsworth (Dove Cottage. Wordsworth House & Rydal Mount)John Ruskin (Brantwood) all had homes in the Lakes that you can visit which allow you a glimpse into life in the area in bygone days and fascinating insights into their lives.  All are set in amazing gardens so they are best enjoyed without umbrella spoiling your view!

4. GO OFF THE BEATEN TRACK

The Lake District sits within the county of Cumbria which has so much to offer outside the national park.  Venturing off around the Cumbrian coastline will give you a completely different view of the landscape and a chance to reflect on it's beauty as you are away from the 'honeypot' destinations of the central lakes. We would recommend a walk on Bardsea beach. near Ulverston (with a fabulous ice cream shop nearby), Silecroft Beach near Millom (which sometimes has shire horses galloping along!) or Whitehaven Harbour which is wild and beautiful at the same time!