Windermere is just a couple of hours drive from many UK towns and cities, including London which is less than five hours away.
Approaching junction 37 of the M6 motorway (there are several alternatives routes), the A591 is seen by many as being a gateway to this paradise, and results in audible sighs of relief and eager anticipation as visitors guess what this Lake District holiday break has in store.
As you unload the car at your B + B in Windermere, the largest of the lakes, it seems that fellow guests' already have very clear plans. With luggage consisting of significant numbers of haversacks, boots and walking apparel, and with boats and paddles strapped to car roofs, their intentions are clear.
Windermere has it all though. Whether you're here to enjoy walking - lonely as a cloud - along the numerous recommended routes, or cycling to see the area's breathtaking scenery that bit quicker, this relaxing region serves as an antidote to today's pressures and is on the doorstep for many in the UK.
An essential element of any holiday is the choice of Lake District B+B accommodation. There are hotels and guesthouses catering for all tastes and requirements and they don't come any more versatile, or ideally placed, than the family run Hawksmoor Lakeland Guest House. This cycling friendly, luxury B+B in Bowness-on-Windermere is difficult to beat and just to give you a flavour of what is on offer here; they even have a secure cycle store and boot room for the use of more energetic cycling and walking guests.
So, the holiday is nearly over, but with this Lake District region being within such easy reach, you'll soon be thrilling again as junction 37 comes in to view!
Posted by Hawksmoor Admin