Climb, cycle, ride or row

Chug across the lake in a steamer, cycle, ride, sail or row. Potter the Bowness choccy and coffee shops, climb every mountain, or just enjoy low-ceilinged high spirits at many local pubs.

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Lake Windermere on your doorstep

The cultural heritage of the Lake District is as unique as its geography. Visitors today can indulge in local treats like Cumberland sausage and enjoy centuries old traditions; such as hound trailing and rushbearing.

Lake Windermere is right in your back garden at Lakeside House. Windermere is England’s largest lake. Its name comes from the Scandinavian for ‘lake of a man called Vinandr’. England’s largest lake and its surrounding area is packed with loads of things to do! Get on the water, try walking and hiking, or what about cycling?

Take to the water to truly experience Lake Windermere. The many different options for Lake Cruises allow you to hop off, walk back or just sit back and watch the mountains, woodlands and islands go by.

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Kids on the Lakes

Head down to Windermere and get out on the water. Sailing, kayaking, canoeing and windsurfing can all be arranged from your own jetty.

Looking for more action?  Try Low Wood Water Bay Sports and take a lesson in waterskiing, wakeboarding or kneeboarding. Horse riding, treks, orienteering, mountain bike hire, bushcraft and much more are all available around Lake Windermere. Or get your children swinging, climbing, balancing and flying their way through 250 year old oak trees at Treetop Trek at Brockhole.

For a quieter time out, visit the Lakes Aquarium. Set on the lakeshore it is an award winning attraction and has the UK’s largest collection of freshwater fish. And at the World of Beatrix Potter experience an indoor re-creation of the Lakeland countryside, complete with sights, sounds and even smells. All of Beatrix Potter’s tales are brought to life.

For the Grown-ups

To make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible our concierge will be happy to arrange a host of activities and services for you including: horse riding; hot air ballooning; luxury yacht hire; quad biking and cycle hire; golf; cookery courses; restaurant reservations; babysitting and grocery deliveries; in-house spa treatments and massage; yoga; a chef; a pianist; even a helicopter.

As well as the natural mountain areas for climbing the Lakes also has a Climbing Centre with the tallest indoor wall in the country which offers indoor and outdoor sessions and courses for all.

Treat yourself to locally made cakes, pies, drinks and ice creams. And drink in the view of the lake as well at the Bluebird by the Bay Cafe.

Situated in an unrivalled position right on the shore of Lake Windermere, The Ship Inn is a popular and lively Pub Restaurant complex with a reputation for serving excellent food and well-maintained ales.

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