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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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Top 5 Attractions for Garden Lovers

Top 5 Attractions for Garden Lovers

The Lake District as we know has a lot to offer, historic houses and gardens are just one of them! We have done the research for you and have selected our top 5 favourite gardens to visit during your stay at The Gilpin Hotel & Lake House or visit to the Cumbria. So sit back, have a […]

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Top 5 Adventure Activities

Top 5 Adventure Activities

If it is adventure you’re looking for you have come to the right place! The Lake District is renowned for being the adventure capital of the UK; where else can you find such a variety of world-class outdoor adventure activities set against one of England’s most spectacular backdrops? Go Ape! Go Ape is the UK’s […]

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Top 5 things to do if you are new to the area

Top 5 things to do if you are new to the area

Never been to the Lake District before? Get on the water… With over sixteen lakes and numerous tarns in the Lake District plus a stretch of coastline there’s plenty of opportunity to go rowing, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, fishing or simply splash about on the shore. So first of all why not take a short walk […]

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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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Top 5 things to do on a rainy day

Top 5 things to do on a rainy day

We all know that it rains a lot in the Lake District but as the saying goes…”there is no such thing as bad weather, just inadequate clothing!” Why not beat the winter blues and try out our top 5 attractions for rainy days. Grizedale Forest Whether you’re an art lover or a wildlife watcher, a walker […]

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