Art attractions in the Lake District

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Hawksmoor Lakeland Guest House is situated in one of the UK’s most beautiful areas, the Lake District. Famous for its natural magnificence, Windermere is a favourite with cyclists, walkers and anyone who loves nature. Sometimes, though, the weather has other ideas about letting us explore the great outdoors – so we’ve compiled a few local more »

3 great ways to explore Windermere


Keen walkers and cyclists have been flocking to Windermere for years to make the most of the jaw-dropping natural views on offer in the town. There are plenty more exciting ways to get to know this traditional town. Why not have a look at the top three alternative ways to explore Britain’s most scenic region? more »

See the Lake District that inspired Coleridge


In the world of Romantic literature, the Lake District is immediately synonymous with the Lake Poets. One of the best-known of these, so-called as they all resided in the Lake District in the early nineteenth century, is Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Hawksmoor Guest House provides a comfortable base from which you can visit many places that more »

Make the most of the May bank holidays


The upcoming May bank holidays will hopefully see temperatures getting up towards the heights we want to see this summer and are the final long weekend opportunities that we all have for just over three months. How then, can you make the most of them? The answer: by simply visiting one of the most naturally more »

Top 3 Restaurants in Windermere


The Hawksmoor Lakeland Guesthouse is much loved by many returning guests, and not just for its award winning accommodation. There is so much to do around Hawksmoor, including eating out at some of the best restaurants in the area. We’ve listed our three favourites to make your stay even easier. Hooked If you like seafood, more »

Why the Lakes are perfect for mountain biking

Cycle and walks in the lake district

The Lakes almost seem to have been made for two-wheeled travel, with every kind of terrain available – from challenging routes to gentle country lanes. If you’re a committed mountain biker rather than a road cyclist, this part of the world won’t disappoint, whatever your skill level and experience. After all, it’s probably the only more »

Accessible trails in Windermere


Holidays in the Lake District are all about enjoying the great outdoors. If you have limited mobility, use a wheelchair or carry youngsters in a pushchair, it can be challenging knowing which paths are easily accessible, without having to traverse stiles, steps or uneven ground. With a bit of forward planning, however, you can enjoy more »

Fun and fitness in the Lake District for 2015!

Cycle and walks in the lake district

As we begin a new year, thoughts turn to health and fitness for the months ahead. Whatever your fitness goals, training, workouts and leisure activities are greatly enhanced by spectacular surroundings. That’s where the Lake District comes in: the beautiful Lake Windermere provides a stunning backdrop to outdoor pursuits. Whether you are a walker, runner more »

A591 Windermere road improvements

A591 Windermere road

In order to get to the Hawksmoor Lakeland Guest House, many people drive along the A591. This major road into Windermere is now set for an upgrade, with more than £2 million set aside. Through early December, drop-in sessions were held so that members of the public could have their say and be involved in more »

The Best Daytime Stop-offs in Windermere


There are so many things to love about staying at Hawksmoor Guest House – our luxurious rooms, accommodating staff, and of course the free spa facilities! But for us it’s our wonderful location that we can’t get enough of, and Windermere offers a wealth of fabulous places to explore during your stay with us. We’ve more »

Are you a hiker, a rambler or an ambler?


Whichever description best suits your walking preference, the area around Windermere has plenty of routes. As the largest and most visited National Park in England and Wales, the Lake District’s stunning scenery provides a wonderful backdrop to walking, whatever the pace and distance! For a short walk you could stroll up to Orrest Head from more »

The Best Lake District Cycle Trails

Easy Mountain Bike Trail by Lake Windermere

The stunning hills and fells surrounding Windermere are ideal for cyclists of all ages and ability. The Grizedale Forrest Park, just across Lake Windermere, is home to a number of popular cycling trials. Silurian Way Silurian Way is the longest of the Grizedale Forrest trails at 14 miles. Cyclists are able to take in many more »

Beautiful Bowness-on-Windermere


A beautiful, scenic town on the very coast of Lake Windermere, Bowness provides a vast wealth of attractions to suit all personalities and weathers. Situated just a brief cycle ride south of Hawksmoor Lakeland Guest House, Bowness will easily become the centre of your Lake District holiday. Savour the sights at the lake Bowness and more »

Visit The World of Beatrix Potter

World of Beatrix Potter

Less than a mile down the road from the Hawksmoor B&B in Windermere, you’ll find The World of Beatrix Potter. This popular attraction is just a ten minute walk from our door, and we thoroughly recommend a visit, especially for families with younger children. However, it’s not just for children, and anyone who has fond more »

The Windermere to Townend Walk

Troutbeck Valley

A moderately challenging walk, recommended by the National Trust, the trek from Windermere to the Townend 17th Century farmhouse in Troutbeck, will take you through an outstandingly picturesque countryside route that offers stunning views of the Troutbeck Valley on the return to Windermere. With an optional longer route back to Windermere from Townend this is more »

Lake District Brewery & Beer Tours

Lake District Brewery Tours

The Lake District is famous for many reasons. Outstanding natural beauty, unspoilt dramatic scenery, superb hiking & cycling routes and perhaps one other thing… Beer. For the ale enthusiast, the Lakes is certainly something of a treasure trove, bursting at the seams with excellent traditional pubs serving beer produced by the region’s many celebrated breweries. more »