#Bootique Hill Walking

It was William Wordsworth who declared the Lake District "a sort of national property in which every man has a right and interest who has an eye to perceive and a heart to enjoy” and to him, the Lake District Mountains were ‘surpassed by none’.

Since then a trickle of adventure-seeking hill walkers has become a flood and we can now offer a huge range of walking routes with stunning views and unique features. So whether you wake up and decide today is the day for a gentle stroll or for a challenging hike, the Reception team at Waterhead have a large and varied choice of maps, guides and advice.

Top 5 Lake District Fell Walks from Waterhead

Waterhead is the perfect location for reaching some great routes and spectacular scenery. We’ve chosen five our of favourites in our blog, to help you plan your ascent.

Boots next to a lake near Waterhead

Top 5 Car Free Days Out  from Waterhead

We are delighted to introduce you to Dr and Mrs Eagle, regular guests to Waterhead.
They share with us their top 5 car-free days out from the hotels in Ambleside
which adds to a  relaxing stay in the Lake District.  

Waterhead in Ambleside









10 Highest Lake District Mountains and 10 Top Mountain Facts

Since 2003, the United Nations General Assembly has designated, 11th December, International Mountain Day to create awareness about the importance of mountains to life.  With over 200 fell tops on our doorstop, including the top ten highest mountains in England, it is only right that we mark the day in some small way.

Ashness Bridge in The Lake District

5 Beautiful Pushchair and Wheelchair Accessible Walks in the Lake District

Our hotels in the Lake District and surrounding areas have hundreds of miles of public footpaths, tracks and trails and hopefully a growing desire to make access easier for those using wheelchairs, mobility scooters or parents with buggies. We all have a right to enjoy the countryside. Here are five short walks which are accessible to all. 

Blea tarn in the lake district