Some of the Lake District’s most spectacular walking can be undertaken directly from the door of Endymion House. Skiddaw, Latrigg, Carlside and Great Dodd, all famous Wainwright walks, are accessible directly from the house. A few minutes’ drive will take you to Cat Bells, Grisedale Pike and countless others, with a walk for everyone, from beginners to hardy mountaineers.
Derwentwater is just a couple of miles away from the house and offers something for everyone. You can take a boat trip around the lake on The Keswick Launches, with hop on / hop off points all around the lake.
Ghyll scrambling is a fabulous activity for all ages, in most weathers, scrambling, sliding and swimming your way through the streams and waterfalls of the mountain. Sounds dangerous but our 7 year old loved it! We have had great experiences with Steve at Chase Adventure.
SLATE MINE TOUR
Take a tour of the last working slate mine in England at the Honister Slate Mine. For the adventurous strap in and try the Via Ferrata (the original and slightly perilous miners’ track up to the top of the mountain.)
A mere 50 yards away is Lyzzick Hall Hotel, a lovely spot for lunch, dinner or just a morning coffee.
In Keswick (2 miles), there is over a dozen cosy pubs and a host of restaurants and cafes for every occasion and budget.
For those who can't get enough of Art Deco style and Agatha Christie vibes, Bassenthwaite Lake Station is a fantastic place for afternoon tea. The owners have not only bought and restored the derelict station itself but also the railway engine and carriages built especially for the 2017 Kenneth Branagh 'Murder on the Orient Express' film.
Or why not book a private chef to come and prepare a special meal at the house? Ask us for details.
A taste of the lakes...
Keswick is a lively little town on our doorstep with a twice weekly market in the main square offering delicious home-made cakes and pies, cheese, locally produced food and crafts. The town also boasts a huge array of outdoor clothing shops as well as a cinema, theatre and the famous Derwent Pencil Museum – one of Britain’s best small museums. A must-see!