Where to Stay in the Lake District for Walking

The Lake District is a hiking hotspot! There are many routes available for both beginners and experienced hikers, meaning you’ll find the right one for you. Don’t miss out on the unbelievable experience that is walking in the Lake District, from the breath-taking sights to the fresh air and the gorgeous wildlife.

At Windermere Marina Village, we can offer you the perfect base to explore this beautiful area by foot – and the perfect accommodation to relax in when you arrive exhausted and just want to unwind. Our luxurious accommodation is a great blend of comfort, style and cosiness!

Why Staying at Windermere Marina Village is Perfect for your Walking Holiday in the Lakes:

If You Have a Pet

We’re a nation of dog lovers, so it’s not surprising that we love to take our pooches everywhere we go. This includes a holiday in the Lakes or even just a couple of relaxing days off away from everywhere life.

There are many places you can go hiking with your dog in the Lakes, all of which are sure to offer dramatic and beautiful landscapes. For a pleasant short walk, why not try Grasmere and Rydal Water? Not only is this an easy and lovely circular walk where you pass Dove Cottage and delight in the amazing sights, but we’re sure your dog will love the nature and tranquillity of it too – and being so close to water!

At Windermere Marina Village, we have plenty of pet-friendly cottages and apartments that are fully self-catered and provides easy access to the miles of footpaths around.

This way, you can just focus on enjoying the great outdoors with your best companion!

If You Have a Big Family

The Lakes is also the perfect spot to take your family on a holiday or weekend break. The many family-friendly activities of the area can be combined with an easy walk so everyone can have a great time outdoors, there’s no doubt that the Lakes are perfect for the whole family!

Coniston offers many child and buggy-friendly walks, as well as a rich wildlife that kids will love to discover. Combine your walk with a visit to the Coniston Boating Centre, where kids will be able to experience canoeing, archery and going out on the water on motorboats.

Our spotlessly clean and luxurious cottages are perfect for big groups and families who wish to stay together while exploring everything Windermere and the Lake District have to offer.

If You Want a Couple’s Retreat

Our accommodation choices are also ideal for couples. If you’re looking for a romantic getaway surrounded by the natural beauty of this area (which is now part of UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites), Windermere Marina Village can provide you with bright, airy, modern, comfortable and luxurious cottages and apartments that are perfect for two.

The best thing is that you can easily explore the surroundings by going on beautiful and romantic walks. Whether you plan on climbing Scafell Pike as a couple or prefer something easier, like a walk to Wray Castle along the shore line of Lake Windermere, there is always something for everyone here.

A Great Place to Eat and Drink in Windermere

If you’re on a mini-holiday, a weekend break or a full-on vacation, sometimes you just don’t feel like cooking a meal. After all, you may have more important things to do, such as exploring all the nooks and crannies of the Lake District or try out canoeing for the first time.

The Boathouse Bar & Restaurant is the place to be if you don’t want to cook but still want to enjoy delicious food with your partner, family or friends – and your dog is welcome too!

Be it breakfast, lunch, dinner, a snack or drinks, stop here and you’ll find an impressive array of fine menu items that everyone will enjoy, from the little ones to the grown-ups.

And it’s not just the cuisine that sets The Boathouse Bar & Restaurant apart. They go the extra mile and also provide amazing live entertainment that are just the cherry on top of a great day; check out the fantastic live music you can be enjoying if you visit this restaurant.

Before going on your hike or at the end of a tiring but fulfilling day, The Boathouse Bar & Restaurant is the perfect stop to charge (or recharge) your batteries and enjoy the sun shining on Lake Windermere with great food and company.

Best Walking Routes Near Windermere Marina Village

There are so many great routes in the Lake District, including near Windermere Marina Village, that it can be challenging to decide which one to choose! Head to the hills, take in the breath-taking sights or enjoy a lazy stroll by the Lake; no matter what your perfect day is, we can help you to pick out the right route for you.

Check out some of our favourite hiking routes below:

1. Brantfell

Length: 3.4 km

Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

Somewhat steep, this trail is, nonetheless, a pleasant walk if you are looking for something shorter! Some parts may be slippery and muddy, and you will have to climb stiles, but this is more than worth it when you take in the wonderful scenery around you. Starting in the centre of Bowness, you’ll go through part of Dales Way before finishing by climbing the Fell itself.

2. School Knott

Length: 8.04 km

Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

Finish where you start with this circular path; School Knott will take you over the railway line so, for those who enjoy trainspotting as well, there couldn’t be a more perfect route! Climb up a hill and look back at the stunning view of Lake Windermere and the Langdale Pikes, then reach the top and climb down through a path that will place you beside a peaceful tarn. You’ll soon be back in Windermere if you keep following the track.

3. Fairfield Horseshoe

Length: 16.4 km

Difficulty Level: Difficult

This route is a favourite of many hikers and perfect if you’re looking for something a little bit more challenging. There are many boggy areas here, as well as very rough and rocky terrain; you may also find it confusing to navigate around if it’s a misty day, so bring a compass just in case! This hike will show you some of the most beautiful landscapes of the Lake District, so it’s not surprising that it has become a classic amongst hikers.

Why Choose Windermere Marina Village?

Spending some time alone away from everything doesn’t mean forgoing all the amenities you love, which is why we offer Wi-Fi, a fully equipped kitchen and TVs, amongst others – our aim is to give you a home away from home when holidaying in this gorgeous area of the country!

With Windermere Marina Village, you get a luxury accommodation that is perfect for the May half term, the summer holidays, a weekend getaway, a romantic break for two, and so much more. Just check out the Windermere Apartment 43, which accommodates a large family and offers many luxurious amenities you can’t miss out on!

Our self-catered accommodation was built with traditional Lakeland materials and is nestled into a beautiful marina that offers truly remarkable views all year round.

And who can say ‘no’ to the most relaxing Leisure Club & Spa options? If you’re looking for a restful break to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, we have just the thing for you. We partnered with three local establishments that offer all the leisure and spa activities and tranquillity you seek: from cooling down in the pool or unwinding in the sauna after a stint at the gym, you won’t lack for choice!

With our luxury self-catering accommodation in the Lake District, you have a place to chill out after a fun-filled day of hiking and exploring nature. Book your luxury accommodation today and start enjoying the best that the Lakes have to offer! Don’t hesitate to contact us to learn more about what we can offer you.

 

Couple walking in the lakes
Dog in the lake district
Family hike