Fun and fitness in the Lake District for 2015!leisure activities are greatly enhanced by spectacular surroundings

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 or a cyclist, there are routes offering a variety of challenges, from gentle strolls to paths requiring more vigorous pedal power. A luxury bed and breakfast stay in Windermere is guaranteed to refresh and invigorate!

Walkers in the Lake District really are spoilt for choice. From relaxing waterside ambles to more stretching fell-top routes for experienced hikers, there is something for everyone.

Have you challenged yourself to a running race this year? Training needn't grind to a halt during your Windermere break. Take the lakeside path from Bowness-on-Windermere to Ambleside at the top of the lake and back for an approximately 10 mile run, or try a back-forest route moving inland, to the east of the water. These variations in terrain give fantastic training opportunities.

Cycle tracks trail the lake, or can take you mountain biking through the forest - try Grizedale Forest for fun suited to all abilities.

Hawksmoor Lakeland Guest House appreciates the requirements of those participating in outdoor activities - there's a drying room, for example, so you don't have to have damp or muddy sports clothes hanging about in your bedroom. The staff will provide local information, maps and suggestions, ensuring you enjoy a stimulating and energising experience in Windermere.

Posted by Hawksmoor Admin