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Located at the very heart of the Lake District, Windermere is just a mile and a half from the lake - and it’s the place to embark on a scenic Lakeland walk.

Follow in the footsteps of famous guide-book writer A Wainwright and ascend Orrest Head - or stroll the lakeside for stunning panoramic lake and mountain views. The lake is a hive of activity for sailing and water sports – you can hire a boat, or, if you’re feeling less active, take a serene cruise.

Bustling Windermere town is full of gourmet pubs and fine dining establishments - the perfect relaxing retreat after a day’s hike.

This short walk with a staggering view, changed the life of the guide-book writer-to-be, Alfred Wainwright, after he walked to the top of this hill from Windermere station when he was 23.  With views looking over Windermere and into the heart of the fells, the ratio of view to effort is one which is difficult to beat. This is an ideal walk for those in search of an excellent viewpoint of the...

Situated on the eastern shore of Windermere, this outdoor adventure centre is the perfect place to discover the Lake District and take part in action packed, exciting activities!

Located within the unique and mountainous setting of the Lake District, Windermere Canoe Kayak offer hire for Canoes, Kayaks, and Stand-up-Paddleboards - and for those who fancy staying on dry land, Hybrid and Mountain Bikes!

This Victorian park offers direct access to the lakeshore, where there are a wide range of leisure facilities and activities for all the family - from getting active with a run, jog or walk around the Lake, taking to the water in a four-seater rowing boat, and scaling new heights to enjoy a totally new perspective from atop climbing walls, to slowing things down with a Lakeside picnic to take in...

Take in the Spectacular Lakeland Views From England's Largest Lake With cruises from 45 minutes to 3 hours, Windermere Lake Cruises is the perfect opporunity to spend a day exploring England's largest lake.

Icicle is a world leader in providing inspirational mountain adventures, to climb, trek, ski & run, including guided mountain walks in the Cumbrian fells.

Orrest Head is a fantastic walk up from the town of Windermere, offering what is considered by many to be the best viewpoint of Lake Windermere. With the weather on your side, you can take in a 360 panorama of the Lakes, from the Yorkshire fells to the Langdales, Troutbeck Valley, and even Morecambe Bay!

Often referred to as as 'miniature Gleneagles', and located in the heart of the English Lake District, Windermere Golf Club caters for all, form the individual - whether on holiday or not - to groups and societies.

Come and meet Peter Rabbit and all his friends! Meet your favourite characters from Beatrix Potters' magical tales, step into the delightful show gardens, or treat yourself in the Beatrix Potter Tea Room!