Walking breaks in the Lake District

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Lake District Walking Breaks

Walking in the Lake District

The Lake District is the ultimate walker’s paradise – whether you are a novice walker and prefer a leisurely stroll or if you are a hardened hiker who wants to reach for the skies and summit as many mountains as possible, there are walking routes in the Lake District to suit all abilities.

For the perfect base camp for a walking weekend in the Lake District any one of our seven Lake District hotels will provide you with endless amounts of walking straight from the door or a short journey away. Walking holidays in the Lake District are increasingly popular as people look to get away from the city to experience and appreciate the natural beauty of the Lakes and Mountains which the Lake District is so famous for. So to find the perfect hotel for your Lake District walking holidays, read on.

We have even produced our own walking book Hike & Bike exclusively for our guests. Hike & Bike with Lake District Hotel’s exclusive walking guide taking you to some of the Lake District’s favourite lakes, fells and mountains. Featuring 16 scenic walks written by acclaimed author Vivienne Crow exclusively for the seven Lake District Hotels with each walk starting and ending at the front door of the hotel. Your Lake District walking holiday couldn’t be any easier! Read more about the Lake District Walking Book here.

Free walking boot hire is also available to all guests who stay with Lake District Hotels thanks to George Fisher in Keswick. Simply take your registration card or confirmation letter with you to the shop and they will kit you out with a pair of perfectly fitting boots! More information available on check-in.

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Lodore Falls

Lodore Falls Hotel, Derwentwater

This 4 star hotel on the edge of Derwentwater offers great access to walks around the Keswick and Borrowdale area including Cat Bells and Scafell Pike.
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Inn on the Lake

Inn on the Lake, Ullswater

Why not come and explore the beautiful surroundings that we have to offer at the Inn on the Lake on the edge of Lake Ullswater – another perfect place for walking in the Lake District. With Helvellyn just behind the hotel and beautiful lake walks around Ullswater, you’re spoilt for choice.
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Borrowdale Hotel

Borrowdale Hotel, Borrowdale Valley

Get away from it all and venture into the hills of the Borrowdale Valley whilst staying at the Borrowdale Hotel for a wonderful Lake District walking weekend. With meandering rivers, beautiful fells and Derwentwater all just a few minutes’ walk away you’ll feel spoilt with the choice of idyllic Lake District walks. Enjoy the charms of this historic hotel which has been modernised and refurbished to a high standard throughout.
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Inn on the Square

Inn on the Square, Keswick

The Inn on the Square is a 4 star hotel in Keswick designed for laid-back luxury escapes in the middle of the Lake District. With 34 modern bedrooms, a chic lounge bar and our very own AA rosette award-winning Brossen Steakhouse – the Inn on the Square is perfect for romantic weekenders, fresh-air seeking walkers or people who simply love the Lake District.
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Skiddaw Hotel

Skiddaw Hotel, Keswick

The Skiddaw Hotel in the town centre of Keswick gives you the best of both worlds – easy access to the best Lake District walks and an abundance of shops and restaurants on the doorstep for after your day out. Walking in the Lake District has never been so convenient with the popular walks of Skiddaw close by and beautiful lakeshore walks around Derwentwater.
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George Hotel

George Hotel, Penrith

Situated in the centre of the market town of Penrith, gateway to the Lake District, is the George Hotel. This charming hotel takes traditional and modern and blends the two together to provide a warm welcome, friendly hospitality and comfortable surroundings making it a great starting point for walking holidays in the Lake District. Whether you wish to explore the Eden valleys, Ullswater or beyond, this hotel offers great access to all these Lake District areas.
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Kings Arms Hotel

Kings Arms Hotel, Keswick

The charming qualities of the Kings Arms, a traditional coaching inn, are very popular with locals and visitors alike. Set in the town centre of Keswick the relaxed atmosphere of this small hotel makes it a great place for a Lake District walking weekend. After your walk, kick back and relax with a pint of local ale in front of the fires or in the courtyard during summer.
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