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Celebrate National Walking Month in the Lake District

18th May 2012 Print
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The Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel in Bowness near Windermere is celebrating National Walking Month by allowing its guests to step into Spring and rock it out in the Lake District’s glorious outdoor playground thanks to a Lake District Experiences package.

The delightful hotel, once owned by Beatrix Potter, has teamed up with qualified outdoor instructor, Rob Coles, to launch packages through which guests can be guided through some of the outdoor pursuits that make the Lakes as attractive to walkers wanting a fairly gentle ramble, as the area is to adrenalin junkies wanting to climb rocks, abseil, ghyll scramble or indulge in some hill craft and navigation.

The packages will be available year-round and provide guests with a unique opportunity to get to know more about the Lake District landscape, under the watchful eye and in the safe hands of an outdoor expert.

Lindeth Howe is an ideal base for anyone wishing to give the country’s Adventure Capital a go, boasting leisure facilities which can soothe away the muscle aches through a dip in the indoor pool, or a good massage in the therapy and treatment rooms. Its position on a hill overlooking Lake Windermere places it at the heart of the southern Lake District, which offers a variety of locations in which to go walking in the wild.

Heading out for a day with Rob Coles is a fabulous way to punctuate a stay at the welcoming 4-star hotel and an ideal means through which anyone unfamiliar with Lake District terrain or locations can ease themselves into the outdoor action. Rob can tailor activities to suit fitness levels and guests’ wishes, whether that entails walking the fells to bag some spectacular views, or taking them up to the top of mighty Helvellyn via the exhilarating Striding Edge.

A guided day out costs £150 for a full day for two people, or £220 for four. Lindeth Howe has also created an introductory offer, to give guests a taste of the walking and outdoor activities that can be enjoyed, as well as the accommodation and experience that the hotel can provide. This costs £160 per person for one night’s dinner, bed and breakfast, plus a day out walking or engaging in other pursuits with the guidance of Rob Coles. This price is based on two people sharing a room.

The combination of fresh air and calorie burning can soon work up an appetite, which is easily satisfied by a hotel with a 2 AA Rosette dining room and an acclaimed chef, Marc Guibert. Those departing for a day’s activities can be fuelled up by a full Cumbrian breakfast and then return after their exertions to enjoy a five-course dinner served in the award-winning restaurant.

To book one of the special packages involving walking and outdoor activities and tailor this to your specifications, visit

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