Longer Hikes

Interested in really getting out to explore the countryside?  We recommend any of the following longer walks.  These are amongst our favourites – great scenery and a wonderful break away.  Please see the bottom of the page for the pdf attachments of these walking routes.

(1) A “Must do” walk in the Lake District – Charlie took Christine here for their first date in Cumbria & it has really special memories for us.  The National Trust Aira Force Waterfall is delightful rain or shine and all times of the year.  You can even take a stroller up the first section or extend out up and over Gowbarrow Fell for a more challenging hike and fabulous views over Ullswater.  We have set out three routes starting at the National Trust carpark at the base of the fells & finishing back there & we recommend going straight to the welcoming tea shop just off the carpark after your hike.

(2) Walk from Martindale – This hike can either start from Hause Hall Farm in Martindale or from the free parking area near the New Church at Martindale at the top of the Hause.  This six mile walk runs from Martindale in the Lake District to Sandwick then down to Glendridding and back via the Ullwater Steamer to Howtown – This walk is described in his well known walking guides as one of Alfred Wainwrights favourite walk in the North Lakes.   There is not much elevation change & the views are amazing.

(3) The route from Glenridding to Helvellyn really needs no introduction from us – this is a long one (7.6 miles + elevation change) so please bring some water and refreshments & this route can be linked to the previous for those of you who are ambitious!


Ullswater near Patterdale in the morning - image by Val CorbettMorning fields in the Eden Valley - image by Val CorbettEden Valley Fields in the Wintertime - image by Val CorbettA Winter Valley in the Lake District, image by Val CorbettSunset over the Lake District Fells - image by Val Corbett