Although there are a few people who love to walk in the winter months, getting soaked through, muddy and battling wind, it’s definitely not everyone’s cup of tea! So too are high, craggy, steep fells of the North and Central Lakes.
So it’s now a very exciting time with a super sunny spring and fingers crossed, super sunny summer approaching. Compared with 2017, the warm air and sun has been . The fells have been waiting for do many of you so the time has come to get that break booked for a spot of fresh air and walking in the Lake District.
The internet provides us with some excellent ideas for walks from locations to difficulty and the treasurers to admire when you’ve reached the top. The outdoors and gradients of any level, even low level, an OS map and compass (and knowing how to use both items) is a must. The Lake District and Cumbria in all locations can incur fast changing weather conditions, even sometimes of the very hot variety so take water too!
Picture postcard and low level then the Lyth Valley, Cartmel Fell and Whitbarrow Scar are is a delight. Photo opportunities galore with picture postcard villages, the Lake District fells and out to Morecambe Bay and Dudden Estuary. Best for a valley walk is the Lyth Valley and Crosthwaite, famous for damsons. All this and just a handful of miles from Lake Windermere.
With walking ideas now sorted out then where to stay in the area? The Damson Dene Hotel is a hotel who welcomes walkers, families and is dog friendly. Great value rooms, large grounds and delicious food on offer. Look out for the 2 night special offers that include dinner on the first evening and a relaxing cruise on Lake Windermere from just £115 per person. Also look out for the newly refurbished rooms. Visit https://www.damsondene.co.uk for more information and to book.