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Discover the Lake District with Heart of the Lakes

Looking to explore the Lake District and not sure where to start? Then look no further than the information that we have pulled together for the areas.

Discover Ambleside & Troutbeck - 

Ambleside is a quirky and vibrant hub of activity surrounded by magnificent mountains and situated at the head of Windermere and the foot of the iconic Kirkstone Pass.

You can easily reach many of the famous fells from Ambleside including the Fairfield Horseshoe – a 9-mile circuit and one of the most notable high-top ridges. Once off the fells you can easy hire a rowing boat, hop on a historic steamer or if you prefer two wheels there are plenty of places to hire a bike for some on or off road adventures.


Discover Keswick & North Lakes

The bustling market town of Keswick situated in the northern Lake District has everything you could wish for and more, to make it the perfect base for a break away.

Offering a year-round calendar of events when the area comes alive in a flurry of festivals celebrating everything from the great outdoors to literature and poetry and not forgetting Jazz! Visitors flock to the area for a variety of outdoor adventures too.


Discover Bowness & Windermere

Home to England’s longest lake Windermere is centrally located and easy to reach from road, rail and even by bike! Only a mile apart Bowness and Windermere have their own unique identities that complement each other offering it all.

Choose from gentle walks to the top of Orrest Head to an Arts & Craft houses that invites you in to admire its beauty. Pop down to the pier and be spoilt for choice by the range of lake cruises available that can be combined with a trip to the motor museum or the lakeside aquarium.


Discover Ullswater & Around

Surrounded by some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in the whole of the Lake District National Park, Ullswater and the immediate area is one of the most beautiful places to spend your holiday.  The lake itself runs a serpentine course of 8 miles making it the second largest in the district taking in the mighty vista of Helvellyn and beyond.

Take a cruise on a historic Ullswater ‘Steamer’ that provides stops at various piers around the lake making it easy to combine a walk with a sail to see even more of the natural surroundings