Begin your adventure with a hearty breakfast at the hotel, fuelling up for a day of discovery ahead. 

Follow in the footsteps of Alfred Wainwright, the legendary fellwalker, as you ascend the iconic peaks known as the Wainwrights, each offering breathtaking views and a sense of achievement or discover the haunts of literary legends such as Wordsworth and Potter, whose inspirations are woven into the fabric of the landscape in the nearby Windermere. 

Moreover, the Lake District offers a playground for sports enthusiasts, with opportunities for ghyll scrambling, canyoning, canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing, golfing and even wild swimming (Just to name a few). Whether seeking serenity in nature’s embrace or an adrenaline-fueled adventure, the Lake District promises an unforgettable odyssey filled with exploration, enlightenment, and the timeless magic of the great outdoors.

As the afternoon approaches after a day of exploration, return to Gilpin Hotel, where relaxation awaits in the form of a personal hot tub experience. Sink into the warm waters and soak up the stunning scenery that surrounds you. After a blissful interlude, freshen up and unwind with a pre-dinner drink at the hotel’s elegant bar, toasting to a day well spent.

As evening descends, indulge in either of Gilpin Hotel’s acclaimed restaurants. Savour every bite as you reflect on the day’s adventures and the beauty of the landscape that captivated Wainwright, Ruskin and Potter and continues to enchant visitors from around the world. With the promise of another day of exploration on the horizon, retire to your luxurious accommodation, lulled to sleep by the tranquillity of the Lake District countryside.


Take a stroll through the delightful town of Windermere and let its charm captivate you at every turn. Begin your day with a whimsical visit to Beatrix Potter’s world, where Peter Rabbit and his pals bring joy to quaint shops and museums. Meandering over to the Windermere Jetty Museum for a fascinating journey through the history of steamboats and sailing yachts is perfect for igniting your curiosity. Need a moment of calm amidst the buzz? Holehird Gardens awaits with its serene beauty and fragrant blooms, inviting you to wander at your own pace and embrace tranquillity. And when it’s time to unwind, Windermere’s cosy coffee shops and boutiques warmly welcome you for a freshly brewed cuppa and some laid-back people-watching. Whether you’re exploring history, soaking in nature’s beauty, or simply savouring the small-town charm, Windermere promises an enchanting experience that will leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.

A beautiful shot of a lake with surrounded by trees at sunset

Lake Windermere, nestled gracefully in the heart of the Lake District, is like a welcoming embrace for those seeking a bit of adventure and relaxation. Picture yourself gently cruising along its sparkling waters, surrounded by the soothing scenery of verdant hills and quaint villages. With every stroke of the paddle or turn of the sail, you uncover new corners of this enchanting landscape, each one more captivating than the last. But if you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, why not try our some wild swimming? There’s no shortage of fun to be had on Lake Windermere. So grab your gear, soak up the sunshine, and let Windermere work its magic, promising a laid-back yet exhilarating day on the water amidst the stunning beauty of the Lake District.

Embarking on a hiking escapade amidst the iconic Wainwrights in the Lake District is like stepping into a nature lover’s paradise. Each trail unfolds a mesmerizing canvas of rolling hills, tranquil lakes, and cascading waterfalls, creating the perfect backdrop for a leisurely adventure. As you follow in the footsteps of Alfred Wainwright, it’s easy to feel his passion for these mountains, which seems to whisper through the rustling leaves and echo in the distant birdcalls. Take your time to explore every nook and cranny, from hidden streams snaking through lush valleys to majestic waterfalls tumbling down rocky slopes. Let the rhythm of your footsteps sync with the melody of nature, as you lose yourself in the beauty of the landscape. Whether you’re scaling lofty summits or picnicking in sun-drenched meadows, hiking the Wainwrights promises a laid-back yet enchanting journey through the heart of the Lake District’s natural splendor

Golfing in the Lake District is like a friendly game among friends in one of nature’s most beautiful settings. Imagine yourself teeing off against the backdrop of lush green hills and shimmering lakes, with the sun casting a warm glow over the course. With three fantastic courses within just seven miles, including one practically on our doorstep, and over 25 courses throughout Cumbria, there’s no shortage of opportunities to perfect your swing and enjoy a leisurely round. Whether you’re a seasoned golfer or just starting out, each course offers its own unique charm and challenges, making every game an adventure to remember. And when you’re ready to unwind after a day on the fairways, there’s no better place to relax than in your own personal hot tub against the backdrop of the stunning Lake District scenery.