Activities

Day Trip Itineraries

Day Trip Itineraries

Here for 1 night only? If your visit to Gilpin Hotel and Lake House is a short and sweet one we have put together an itinerary which covers a bit of everything to make the most of your visit. From the hotel take a short drive down to Blackwell which is a superb Arts and […]

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Lake District Cruises

Lake District Cruises

Windermere Lake Cruises Just a ten minute drive from Gilpin Hotel and Lake House is the most popular attraction in Cumbria! Jump on board a Windermere lake cruise to experience Englands largest lake, you can choose between a 45 minute to a 3 hour cruise – or if the sun is shining you can spend all day […]

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Local Walks from Gilpin – Walk 1

Local Walks from Gilpin – Walk 1

A very easy walk that offers spectacular scenery in every direction as you meander through the beautiful rural countryside behind the hotel. 3 Miles (4.8kms): Allow 2 Hours        

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Local Walks from Gilpin – Walk 2

Local Walks from Gilpin – Walk 2

A walk for all seasons! Follow broad tracks and well-defined footpaths that take you through the timeless and unspoilt beauty of Winster Valley. 7 Miles allow 5 hours.

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Top 5 Circular Walking Routes

Top 5 Circular Walking Routes

Loughrigg Tarn You could walk for days on Loughrigg fell and never use the same footpath twice! Parking at Rydal you can walk over Loughrigg terrace around Loughrigg tarn and then back over the side of the fell, signposted Ambleside. Once down you can walk for a couple of miles on a tarmac road walking […]

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Clay Pigeon Shooting

Clay Pigeon Shooting

Fancy shooting flying objects with a scenic background? If the answer is yes then clay pigeon shooting is the activity for you! Holmescales activity centre located just outside Kendal is the perfect location to give clay pigeon shooting and a range of other activities a try. Each shooter will have a 1 on 1 tuition […]

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Fishing in the Lake District

Fishing in the Lake District

The Lake District is a stunning region of high peaks, open fells, lakes and sparkling rivers that offers some fantastic fishing amongst scenery that is both spectacular and intimate. Esthwaite Water located near Hawkshead offers year round fishing on the largest stocked lake in the North West. It is a natural 280 acre water with […]

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Enchanted Autumn Walk

Enchanted Autumn Walk

With the weather changing and dark nights quickly approaching I thought I would share my all-time favourite walk – who doesn’t like jumping on crisp leaves, collecting conkers and getting blown away by the wind all at the same time!? Travel with me 20 minutes south from Gilpin Hotel & Lake House to a charming […]

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Top 5 Short Walks

Top 5 Short Walks

Orrest Head Windermere One of the Lake District’s shortest and easiest walks and it was this very walk that inspired Wainwright. An easy climb through the woods to a magnificent view point with terrific 360 degree views across Windermere and the fells. [OS Map 7 – 3 miles] Post Knott & Brantfell A suberb walk […]

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Top 5 walks if the weather’s not so great

Top 5 walks if the weather’s not so great

Heaven forfend! But just in case there’s a day when the weather is a tad inclement, here are some suggested walks… Rydal Water and Loughrigg Fell Great for all, including those new to walking! This is a circular Lake District walk near Ambleside that captures the flavour of the wonderful National Park. The walk starts […]

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