Local Activities

Feeling active? Get a taste of the outdoors in the Lake District before returning to the luxury of Lakeside Hotel to relax and reflect on your day.

Mountain Biking

Explore the Lake District on two wheels at Grizedale Forest. With woodland trails suitable for all, bring you own bike or even hire one for the day.

Off-Road Driving

Take to the Hills – get straight behind the wheel of a specially prepared 4×4 vehicle for your own personal off-road driving experience in the Lake District. Drive rough and rocky off-road trails in breathtaking mountain surroundings with Kankku.

Outdoor Activities

Holmescales activity centre in the heart of the Lakes – large and ever expanding range of outdoor activities.

Tree Top Trek

A great high wire adventure for the whole family at Brockhole, Windermere. Open all year round with 35 exciting treetop challenges to swing, climb, balance and fly your way through the ancient woodland canopy.


Based in nearby Grizedale Forest, Go-Ape is a network of rope bridges, trapezes and death slides that stretches for roughly a mile through the tree canopy…this impressively extensive cat’s cradle of ropes, netting and platforms, set high in the trees is an aerial assault course!


Open water swimming is a unique way to enjoy the Lakeland landscape, suitable for anyone aged 16+ who can comfortably swim 1,000 metres+ in the pool. Swimmers are advised to follow the Swim Safe code.

Hawkshead Brewery

An independent brewery in the heart of the Lake District. Scheduled guided tours are available on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday at 2pm. Complete the experience with Food & Drink at the Tap House. Lakeside residents receive 10% of food & drink and tours.


Visit Zeffirellis on Compston Road, Ambleside for a wide range of jazz music and of course the latest films. Zeffirellis Double Feature: A two course dinner and reserved cinema seat for £16.95. Booking essential. For film screening times please call 015394 33845.

Bigland Hall Horse Riding

Bigland Hall Equine Group offers premier horse riding in Cumbria and the Lake District. With a unique mixture of horses and ponies to suit every rider, with activities including, trekking, trail riding, cross country and much more.

Indoor and Outdoor Climbing

Kendal Wall offers high quality instruction at all levels. All staff are enthusiastic local climbers with extensive knowledge and experience. Courses are run by nationally qualified instructors with small instructor-client ratios so you get maximum benefit and enjoyment.


Private charter of a 32 foot yacht – depart from our hotel jetties under sail in your own skippered yacht and enjoy an exclusive sail on Lake Windermere


Hot Air Ballooning

With a balloon flight over this spectacular scenery you can absorb an unforgettable view of Lakeland and perhaps a little of the cultural inspiration of Britain’s heritage.


The Lake District is renowned for its fells, and there is an abundance of opportunity to explore. Routes abound.

Mountain Based Activities

Enjoy rock climbing, mountain walking and navigation, scrambling, winter skills and ice climbing under the instruction and private guiding of Ascent Training. Private guiding is 1:1 or 1:2 from one day. Courses are between 2 days and a week long.


The Lake District has no shortage of water for a variety of fishing. For more information please visit the ‘Fishing in the English Lake District Guide’ Esthwaite Trout Fishery Hawkshead offers year round fishing

Holmescales Horse Riding

Holmescales riding centre welcomes both novice and experienced riders from 5 years old upwards, and offers treks and hacks through beautiful Lake District countryside. They have superb riding facilities – for both dressage and jumping, with excellent tuition on well-schooled horses.



For those who can’t go without their daily dose of golf here is a comprehensive list of golf clubs and driving ranges in the region.

Ulverston Golf Club
01229 582824
Approximately 15 minutes car drive from Lakeside

Grange Golf Club
015395 33180
Approximately 20 minutes car drive from Lakeside

Windermere Golf Club
015394 43123
Approximately 30 minutes car drive from Lakeside