Outdoor Activities in The Lake District
The Lake District is the perfect location for cycling, walking, climbing, fishing and a host of other outdoor activities.
The Lake District hardly needs an introduction when it comes to walking – the spectacular beauty and landscape of the Lake District mean it is ideal terrain for walking. It provides the perfect location for walking breaks or simply a gentle stroll or a more strenuous walk on the fells. The Lake District has walks for all ages, stamina and abilities. The Lake District is host to a variety of walks and scrambles, from mountains such as Scafell Pike and Helvellyn and it’s renowned ‘Striding Edge’, to waterfalls and isolated tarns, and one of many more leisurely strolls around one of the lakes. There are a variety of walks from the doorstep of the hotel and we will be pleased to give you some tips. Alternatively why not hire a guide for the day and get them to tailor a walk to your requirements.
The Lake District can offer a variety of routes, some off road and some on, these can vary from a gentle cycle to more extreme for those who fancy a challenge. The hotel can provide you with a variety of routes or we can put you in touch with companies who can advise you on the best routes for you and your requirements. Cycling is a perfect way to enjoy the Lake District and to take in the natural beauty of the area, at a pace that’s right for you.
It is no surprise that the Lake District offers some amazing range of climbs to suit all levels and abilities. Should you wish to try for the first time or simply want some advice and guidance then we can put you in touch with people who can help. There is also a climbing wall at Kendal which could be a good starting point for any beginner to climbing.
The Lake District is also an ideal location for excellent fishing, with an array of beautiful rivers, lakes and tarns, set amid a backdrop of fells and high peaks, with breathtaking views of the highest mountains in England. The region has something to offer every type of angler, with a rich diversity of fishing on unspoilt waters. All anglers must obtain an Environment Agency rod licence and fly fishing permit before fishing any Lake District water. They are available from all Cumbrian post offices as well as the main tourist information centres. Sailing enthusiasts will also find the Lake District to their liking, with towns like Windermere, Coniston, Ambleside and Bowness joining the fells beyond to provide a superb backdrop.