Walk the Cumbria Way with Lake District Hotels

The Lake District famously attracts the attention of avid walkers from wide and far. This must-visit destination is home to rolling hills, glistening lakes, and fairytale woodlands; contributing to the picturesque settings you will find yourself amid. The scenery you will witness has inspired famous writers such as Coleridge and Wordsworth, who wrote many a verse about the beautiful Lake District.

In a modern world ruled by technology, embarking on a refreshing retreat surrounded by nature is the perfect way to disconnect from reality and maintain your wellbeing. So, if you are looking for your next hiking adventure, why not try the Cumbria Way?

This 73-mile ramble takes roughly five days to complete, offering a rewarding challenge that can be completed in under a week. Your journey starts in Ulverston, in the southern Lakes, and will finish in the historic city of Carlisle, allowing you to experience the famous top-class hospitality that Cumbria has to offer.

The Route

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Lake District Hotels on route:

Keswick:
  • Inn on the Square:

The Inn on the Square can be found right on Keswick Main Street with immediate access to local amenities such as supermarkets, restaurants, bars, and hiking routes. As an ideal base for anybody visiting the popular Lake District town, the hotel has everything you could need right on your doorstep. The four-star hotel has been enriched with a gorgeously modern Scandinavian design that highlights the owner’s heritage, all the while appreciating its Cumbrian roots.

Take a step through the front door and you will find a chic lounge bar where you can take your pick from an extensive drink’s menu, including a delicious array of cocktails. Discover the tantalising flavours of the award-winning Brossen Steakhouse, serving up an array of delectable dishes which are enhanced by locally sourced ingredients.

  • Skiddaw Hotel:

Enter an inviting ambiance of relaxation and delicious dining right from the hustle and bustle of Keswick Main Street. The four-star hotel is a stylish rendezvous which includes 43 ensuite bedrooms, all designed with luxury and comfort in mind. Take a break in the conservatory, the perfect place to indulge in a light bite, authentic Spanish tapas, or a hot cup of tea and watch the world pass by. There is also the option to delight in a delectable a la carte menu in the elegant Brasserie 31 which offers an oasis of serenity that perfectly complements the Head Chef’s imaginative cuisine.

  • Kings Arms Hotel:

Step back in time to the bustling crossroads of the 17th century at the Kings Arms Hotel, a historic hub for horse and carriage routes. This family-owned establishment underwent a delightful refurbishment in early 2023, blending a characterful and quirky interior with a warm, inviting atmosphere. Discover the charm of history combined with modern comforts at the Kings Arms Hotel, where the tradition of welcoming guests with exceptional hospitality continues. It’s the perfect destination for a “home away from home” experience, offering hearty, home-cooked meals and a selection of refreshing beverages. Make sure to try our famous Beef and Jennings pie, it will tantalise your tastebuds and warm your soul after a busy day exploring.

Borrowdale:
  • Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa:

The Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa, a 4-star gem, radiates modern luxury and comfort, providing a perfect retreat for weary travellers. Early this year, the hotel underwent a thrilling £2.5 million renovation, incorporating the owner’s heritage with Scandinavian design inspirations.

Step into the Falls Spa, a sanctuary of relaxation where your exhaustion will melt away. Enjoy state-of-the-art facilities, an array of exceptional treatments, and an outdoor hydrotherapy pool with breathtaking views of Derwentwater and the surrounding fells. You’ll leave feeling refreshed and ready to continue your adventure.

Indulge your taste buds at the award-winning Mizu Pan Asian Restaurant or the newly revamped Falls Brasserie. At Mizu, savour an authentic pan-Asian menu featuring dishes from Japan, Malaysia, and Thailand, all within a stylish, modern setting. Alternatively, try the brand-new Falls Brasserie for traditional British cuisine with contemporary flair, set in a vibrant and casually elegant environment.

  • Borrowdale Hotel:

The Borrowdale Hotel, a renowned historic building that has been welcoming guests since 1866 as one of the first Coaching Inns in the area. Known for its exceptional hospitality, the hotel underwent exciting renovations in early 2023, striking a perfect balance between modern elegance and its cherished historic charm. Guests can expect a cosy retreat with multiple lounges, ideal for unwinding after a long day walking. Additionally, indulge in a delectable menu in the elegant Restaurant crafted by our new Head Chef, trained by Gordon Ramsay, and now part of the Borrowdale Hotel team!