Lakes Getaways – Holidays in the English Lake District

Spectacular Walks for all to enjoy

The lake District is known for some of the most spectacular walks in the country. No matter what level of walker, from the Sunday afternoon ambler, to the serious mountain walker, there is a walk for everyone.

Our local walk from  Woodside is High Dam. If peace and serenity is what you seek, you will find it there. 

High Dam- a stunning walk from the front door of Woodside

If peace and serenity is what you seek , then a  leisurely walk up to High Dam is a must. This man made lake was used to power  the Bobbin Mill at Stott Park, but now is only for walkers and seekers of tranquillity.

Summer High Dam 2017

A walk up Gummer's How affords spectacular views of lake Windermere below

Gummer’s How is a local walk to both Fell view and Woodside and affords the most panoramic views from the top.

Tarn Hows a much favoured walk for everyone to enjoy

Tarn Hows is an ideal walk for people with mobility issues and families with push chairs 

Claife Heights - Colourful Viewing Station with endless lake views and waterside paths

Claife Heights is owned by the National Trust.

The western shore of Windermere is perfect for a car-free adventure for all the family. Why not travel over on the ferry from Bowness? In less than 15 minutes you’ll leave the busy eastern shore behind you and arrive at the naturally beautiful west shore.  

From here you can discover the mystical heights of Claife Viewing Station and learn about its colourful history.
The Station courtyard is perfect for picnics followed by a gentle wander up the slope where you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of Windermere, at the top.

Claife Viewing Station is also the best place to set out on the 4-mile lake shore track, that leads you north towards Wray Castle. This gentle, linear route is great for exploring on bikes or foot. You could make the journey into a loop by returning to Bowness and Ambleside on the boat from Wray Castle or Bark Barn, or, refuel at Wray Castle and re-trace your steps back to the ferry.