Walks from the door
Leave your car in our car park as these walks can literally be started and finished at our front door...
Strenuous mountain hikes of: Fairfield Horseshoe, Red Screes, High Pike, Nab Scar
Scenic fell and valley walks: Loughrigg, Skelwith Bridge, Grasmere, Wansfell, Troutbeck, Rydal, Sweden Bridge
Local strolls: along the River Rothay, River Brathay or up Stock Ghyll; or through Blue Hill or Skelghyll Woods
Circular walks around: Grasmere or Rydal Water
Adrenalin or exercise?
Ambleside has its own indoor climbing wall and a watersports tuition centre is close by.
Hire rowing boats and kayaks on Windermere from Waterhead, Ambleside
Hire mountain bikes in Ambleside village and hit the many trails which start literally from our gate.
...or try the nearby zip wire experience and fly through the trees and hillsides!
Pull straight out of our car park onto the main route which runs from one end of the Lake District to the other – head north towards Grasmere and Keswick, south to Windermere and Bowness, or loop round the village to head west to Coniston or the Langdales – or tour the Lake District’s best routes including:
Wrynose & Hardknott Pass - The Langdale Round - Over Kirkstone Pass to Ulswater - The West Coast - Morecambe Bay coastline - Windermere or Coniston Lake loops (with car ferry) - Keswick & Borrowdale - Honister Pass & Slate Mine - Grizedale & Whinlatter Forests
Bus, boat and horse power
Combine a cruise on Lake Windermere with a return journey on the open top bus – weather permitting! - take the steamboat Gondola to and from the Bluebird Cafe in Coniston - or ride horses along the spectacular west coast beach at Silecroft.