The English Lakes are beautiful at any time of year. The majestic
fells and tranquil waters have attracted lovers of magnificent
scenery for more than two centuries with walkers and writers’
alike rejoicing in the unique vistas. Our week of leisurely half
day walks and visits to cultural highlights captures both sides of
the Lakes. There’s also time to stroll around Lakeland traditional
villages and enjoy a cream tea, some locally made ice cream or a
We visit sites associated with Wordsworth around Grasmere
and Beatrix Potter above Windermere. We walk around
Buttermere, beside Derwentwater, Rydal Water and Windermere.
On other days we visit the delightful Borrowdale and Eskdale.
We pay a visit to the fascinating Honister Slate Mines, ride the
picturesque Ravenglass to Eskdale Railway (known locally as the
La’al Ratty). We also visit the gardens of Muncaster Castle and
take a ferry across Windermere. The drives to and from our day
visits are beautiful in themselves.
The views from the lounge and bedrooms of Hassness
Country House across the lake to Red Pike are some of the finest
in England. There also is a terrace from where you can admire the
views alongside the red squirrels and Herdwick sheep roam around
the large informal garden. The relaxed atmosphere reminds us
of holidays from a bygone age. Start the day with a leisurely full
English breakfast, and then end it with a delicious dinner. This is a
special holiday in a special place.