Local Walks

Local walks

Barrow (455m) – Braithwaite

You cannot stay in Braithwaite without hiking up the beautiful Barrow. You’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of the whole valley & Braithwaite village. Once you’re up there it’s not hard to see why it’s the local’s favourite walk.

Distance: 3 miles
Time: 2- 2.5 hours
Wainwrights: 1
Starting point: The Village Shop
Top Tip: Finish off at our sister pub in the village The Coledale Inn for a cold pint & food

Grisedale Pike (791m) & Hopegill Head (770m) - Braithwaite

Distance:  8 miles
Time: 4 – 4.5 hours
Difficulty: Hard
Wainwrights: 2
Starting point: The small car park at the bottom of Whinlatter pass, opposite Hope Memorial Park
Top Tip: As the car park is small, we would recommend just walking from the hotel. And don’t be fooled by the multiple false summits!

Derwent Water Lake Walk (Keswick)

Distance: 9.5 miles
Time: 3.5 - 4 hours
Difficulty: Moderate
Starting point: Nichol End Marina, Portinscale
Top Tip: Stop at The Mary Mount Hotel halfway around thelake for lunch & a drink. Take some cash, if you get tired you can always get the Launch or the bus back!

Ullock Pike (691m), Longside (734m), Carl Side (746m) - Bassenthwaite

Distance: 6.2 milesTime: 3 - 4 hours
Difficulty: Hard – very steep climb!
Wainwrights: 3
Starting point: Ravenstone Manor, Bassenthwaite
Top Tip: Ravenstone Manor has a lovely garden area for a drink afterwards.

Catbells(451m) - Portinscale

Distance:  3.7 miles
Time: 2 -2. 5 hours
Difficulty: Moderate
Wainwrights: 1
Starting point: Either start at The Swinside or there is parking at the bottom of Catbells.
Top Tip: Popular walking route so need to get there early to get a car park space. Take your camera the views are amazing.

How to find routes & maps…

We like to use the following apps and walking blogs when planning our routes. Alternatively, one of our team will be happy to point you in the right direction.

  • Maps.me - OfflineMap (just download the North West area)
  • All TrailsOffline Map & Route Planner (Type in any walking route and it will guide you along the way)
  • Walk Lakes - Onlineblog of all the walks in The Lake District. Shows, routes, pictures,  description of the terrain - very helpful when choosing your walk for the day.

Benefits of booking direct

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