In the second instalment of how the staff at Heart of the Lakes – Lake District Cottages explore the Lake District, we are going to take a look at how marketing manager Matt Hartnett would explore the Lake District National Park.
There is so much that’s great about the Lake District but one of the best things is just getting my walking boots on filling my bag with all the essentials that you need and then head to the hills. Whether you are looking for a short walk around a lake or a hike up a mountain there is a walk for age and abilities within the Lake District National Park.
If I had a couple of hours to spare I would definitely explore Ambleside with all the great Cafés and independent shops and of
course the outdoor clothing shops there is always something for you to do. If thats not for you, then you could hire an electric motorboat from Windermere Lake Cruises and enjoy an hour on the lake.
This has to be one of the hardest decision when asked this question as the Lake District has so many great attractions. I have to narrow it down I would choose the Lakes Distillery.
You can find out more about how they make the Gin & Whisky and if you choose the right tour there is even a tasting. Also at the distillery you can meet the Alpacas or enjoy a light lunch in the Bistro.
One thing that visitors cant miss would be a trip to Hill Top on the west side of Windermere to explore the garden that inspired Beatrix Potter to write two of her books from Peter Rabbit and Friends collection.
I would recommend the spring months as its a perfect time to visit Hill Top and explore the gardens and see the first signs of colour.
The place which I am thinking of is probably not everyones cup of tea but I would have to say Claife Viewing Station.
With Lake views from every angle and the newly restored stain glass window, it is something that cant be found everywhere.
There is also a Café & courtyard which serve some great cakes and treats.
If you feel you would like to enjoy how Matt explores the Lake District then take a look at one of our 300 perfectly placed Holiday Cottages in the Lake District National Park.
Perfect locations from which to explore the Largest UNESCO World Heritage site Lake District, Heart of the Lakes will be sure to have something perfect for you.
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