Holiday in the Lake district. Where to go?

Greg Hook

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Love the Lake District.

Always stay at The Hilthwaite House Hotel in Windermere. Superb hotel with absolutely first class food at a bargain price.

Depends what you are into really. If you fancy walking then just grab a copy of Wainwrights Walks and do a few of them.

If you are more interested in places to visit try:

1. Keswick, lovely little town. You must visit the Old Friars Chocolate Shop. If you are a chocoholic like me you will love it.

2. Bowness on Windermere. Another lovely little place. Some great shops and you can catch a ferry across Windermere. Very scenic.

3. Rheged Centre. This is near Penrith and is built inside a hill. Also has an huge Imax Cinema if you are unlucky to get a rainy day.

4. If you have a reliable car, drive over Hard Knott Pass. Very very tight but beautiful landscape.

5. Grasmere. Another beautfil little village. Famous for the Grasmere Gingerbread shop.

I could probably go on for ages here, there are tons and tons of superb places to visit in the Lake District.


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Everything he said.

It's a fantastic place. I've been going for the last 15 years, generally camping here and I never get bored of it. You always seem to be within an hour of something to do, which is great.

For walking, try here Quite descriptive with a few photos to tempt you.

My wife loves it in Keswick. It's a 2 mile walk from where we camp, and we tend to walk halfway round Derwent water, then drink a bottle of champers next to the lake and watch the sun go down.:smashin: You just can't get bored of that.


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Don't forget Hawkshead and the nearby Grizedale Forest.


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That campsite suitable for families?

It is a family only one, no same sex groups, no noise after 10.30:boring: :rolleyes: and plenty of space for them to play. It is quite basic but with decent showers/wash area. Pub 5 metres down the track. And it is really cheap.:smashin:


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PUB!!!! I'm there next time we go camping. I went to a site here two weeks ago with the rest of the clan. Lovely, small, rocky bays with sandy beaches. Very safe for young ones to paddle.


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5. Grasmere. Another beautfil little village. Famous for the Grasmere Gingerbread shop.

Yummmmmm:D Go there now!....just finished my last batch that I stocked up on in June - fantastic heated up in the oven!

Also in Grasmere is Baldry's for spiced apple juice and some great welsh rarebit! Bleedin' closed last time I went!


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this is a nice place to stay (classy B&B)

although I am not too keen on its location - Windermere is a bit too tourist drenched
Thanks for all the replies. We are staying at a Haven park at somewhere called Grange Over Sands. Looks like its about 45 minutes away from all the best places!

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