Explore a watery paradiseVisit the Lake District

Lake Windermere is the heart of the Lake District England, an idyllic 11-mile stretch of water teeming with birdlife. Here at the Hawksmoor Lakeland Guest House we're situated on the fringe of the lake at Bowness-in-Windermere, and so any visitor is perfectly poised to explore what is the largest lake in England.

The waters In The Lake District have inspired poets such as William Wordsworth, and you could spend all day just taking in the dazzling visual spectacle of the lake and its mountainous backdrop. Lake Windermere also offers a range of fascinating activities, including leisurely cruises taking in the entire expanse of the waterway, several of which operate throughout the year. There's also the option of hiring sailing dinghies in the best traditions of the lake's original Swallows and Amazons!

The lake is within 15 minutes' walk of the luxury Hawksmoor Lakeland Guest House. You can hire kayaks at nearby Bowness-in-Windermere with a view to discovering the lake's 18 islands, many of which you can land on. On top of that it's a great hub for exploration by cycle, as you can take the ferry to the west shore and let rip on the traffic-free cycle trails. Keen anglers can also ply the waters for a rich variety of fish including pike, perch and brown trout, and for the hardy visitor there's always the option of some wild swimming.

A day of exploration deserves some downtime, and there's no better place to find that than at our Hawksmoor Hotel - a cycling-friendly, luxury B and B in Windermere with scores of top restaurants on your doorstep.

Posted by Hawksmoor Admin