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Our Favourite Lake District Days Out

Most of the time you will find us at Lakeside hard at work, ensuring our guests experience the perfect Lake District break. On occasions, however, we’re allowed out! We never tire of the beautiful landscape we’re so lucky to have on our doorstep so would love to share some of our favourite Lake District days out to give you inspiration for your holiday plans – enjoy!
The Lakeside Team


“As an adult with no small people, I love the Loughrigg Fell walk from Rydal – fabulous views along the walk (with caves too) and especially at the top – stunning – with not huge amounts of effort to get them.”
Sarah, Financial Controller

Loughrigg Tarn Fell Map - Lake District days outRoute Information:
Distance: 7mi / 11.2km
Total climb: 276m / 905ft
Time: Allow 2.5 – 3 hours
Guided walk


“A picturesque journey up Gummers How and then down through the Lyth Valley towards Kendal. This is a very easy walk that gives you the views as if you have climbed a mountain. Scout Scar gives you unprecedented views across the Lyth Valley and over the Lake District Hills to the west, over Morecambe Bay to the south and then the Yorkshire Dales to the east. An easy walk that you can make as long or as short as you would like. On the way back to quell your thirst and appetite there are numerous pubs to choose from – a picture perfect pint and some pub grub.”
Paul, Deputy General Manager


“Not the lakes but a drive down the Coast Road and stopping off at some of the beautiful beaches along the way”
Lorna, Training Manager

Start with a visit to Canal Foot in Ulverston with views up to the Sir John Barrow Monument, over to the Lake District Hills and then over the Estuary at the start of Morecambe Bay. You could also enjoy a picturesque stroll along Britain’s shortest, widest and deepest canal.

Next stop off at Bardsea Beach, where tide permitting, there are expanses of beach, rock pools and streams to explore.

On a clear day you can see right across the bay to Blackpool (with the Tower visible), Fleetwood and Heysham. While you’re there indulge in an ice cream from Roy’s Ice Cream Van.

Then you can move onto Aldingham Beach, where there is more sandy beach and lots of stone, rocks and shells to explore. Plus, a lovely little church to discover.

The next stop is Roa Island right at the tip of the Furness Peninsula. On a Summer weekend you can catch a little ferry boat across to Piel Island (1/2 mile from the tip) there is a castle to explore and a pub!

After this if you fancy venturing further then head into Barrow-In-Furness for a visit to the Dock Museum. Lots of exhibits about Barrow’s history, and in particular their Boat & Vessel building.


“I really like the White Moss to Grasmere walk as so family friendly (fine for pushchairs and off-road scooters) and lots to keep small people amused along the way, from skimming stones, feeding ducks, paddling and money trees. Plus, Grasmere has some great sights and things to do / places to grab something to eat and drink.”
Jennifer, Senior Sales Executive

This route starts at White Moss Common, travelling through the woodland before reaching Rydal Water. It then follows the shoreline before heading up to Rydal Caves, and then continues to Grasmere, finally following the river Rothay back to the car park.

Route Information:
Distance: 3.5mi / 9.6km
Time: Allow 2-3 hours

Guided walk

Scenic South Lakes Circular Drive - Lake District days out

“Even when you’ve lived in lakes for over 30 years – a slow drive from Newby Bridge to Keswick, via Coniston and Grasmere – returning via Ullswater and the Kirkstone Pass, can still take your breath away. Such incredible and varied beauty all within a 30-mile radius”
Clive, General Manager

Route Information:
Distance: approx. 75 miles
Time: this is an all-day adventure
(approx. 2.5 hours driving time)


“My favourite day out in the Lakes is travelling up to Grasmere and spending the morning or afternoon in the village, exploring the little shops and enjoying lunch/cream cake in a unique tea-room. It is so quiet there and always treat ourselves to the gingerbread!”
Katie, Front of House Manager

Route Information:
Distance: 1.1mi / 1.75km
Time: Allow approx. 1 hour
Suitable for all abilities including pushchairs and wheelchairs
Guided walk


“A nice little walk for all ages and abilities no matter how little your legs are.”
Sue, Accounts Controller

Tarn Hows Map - Lake District days outRoute Information:
Distance: 2mi / 3.2km
Total climb: 12m / 39ft
Time: Allow approx. 1 hour
Suitable for all abilities including pushchairs and wheelchairs

Guided walk


“A walk up Langdale Pike with a friend and our children. Though it was quite a climb (for me, that is) the reward when we reached the top was stunning views and a beautiful, tranquil tarn. An unexpected surprise from one who doesn’t take advantage of the great walks on our doorstep, and definitely worth the effort.”
Sharon, Spa Manager

Langdale Pikes Map - Lake District days out

Route Information:
Distance: 6mi / 9.6km
Total climb: 624m / 2047ft
Time: Allow 3 hours
Suitable for families but not pushchairs

Guided walk


“Up to Kirkstone pass to overlook lake Windermere, down the infamous struggle, at the bottom turning right to head for Grasmere, where I join the queue for Sarah Nelson’s famous gingerbread – yum!”
Jordan, Food & Beverage Manager


“I confess I’m a bit of a towny when it comes to hill-walking and navigational skills so a short climb up to Buckstone Jum from Rydal has it all for me, especially when you have 2 teenagers in tow. Leaving the serene Rydal Water behind you, walk through Rydal Hall and follow the river with its numerous waterfalls up to where and cluster of rocks and pools provide the perfect entertainment for teens. An hour or two of wild swimming and summoning the nerve to jump into pools from the highest rock provides the adults time to relax with a picnic and a glass of something chilled. The walk back down provides some spectacular views of Windermere too.”
Tracey, Sales & Marketing



We hope you’ve enjoyed looking at a few of our favourite Lake District days out, we really are spoilt for choice, but don’t just take our word for it, book a well-deserved break at Lakeside and see for yourselves.

Our 4 nights for the price of 3 offer is available to book all year and has always been our most popular promotion.
For Summer 2021 we are also pleased to offer a 7 nights for the price of 5 deal so you really have the chance to unwind and explore the area.

We’d love to hear from you, so please do get in touch and tell us your favourite places to visit in our beautiful National Park.

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