Discover beautiful Lakeland shores and valley walks, and maybe a tea room or two!
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Difficulty Level2 Two
Think the Lake District is all about hard ascents and heart-stopping descents? Then think again. This weekend is all about making the most of the Lake District’s gentler side with sociable walks that will lead you along Lakeland shores, through wooded paths and into river valleys overlooked by the big mountain peaks.
Perfect for newbie walkers and those who are wanting to build their fitness level up, we also guarantee a healthy dose of banter and plenty of good food, which all makes for a great relaxing weekend.
In a nutshell:
- Tranquil, varied scenery on easy terrain.
- Plenty of opportunity to relax at our base.
- Banter, a bit of café culture and bountiful food.
As you arrive at the hotel, a lovely traditional stone building in its own grounds with gorgeous sunsets, your Large Outdoors host will greet you and settle you in.
During the evening your Large Outdoors host will be there to help settle you in whilst cookings a group dinner. Its great to get to know our fellow walkers and share plans for the next two days.
On Saturday we head out to explore the shores of Buttermere, one of our favorite spots in the Lake District.. Our walk will see us explore teh lake side and some lovely valleys. Before returning to Buttermere for a well deserved cup of tea.
Today we walk hugging the scenic shoreline of Derwentwater, to reach the village of Grange at the jaws of Borrowdale, described by Wainwright as the ‘loveliest square mile in the district’.
From here, we venture out to ‘bag’ a mini-summit, Castle Crag, 1.5 miles out from Grange following a wooded track along the river Derwent and then an old quarry road before the track zigzags up to the cairn at the top.
Reaching the summit often leaves people wanting more and no doubt there will be plotting amongst the group for future adventures as we make our way back to the hostel.
Good to know:
Derwentwater Independent Hostel
- 2 nights hostel accommodation, please note bedding is supplied but you will need a towel
- 2 days of guided day walks – please note any excursions or other extra activities will incur an additional charge.
- Welcome meal on the Friday plus evening meal on Saturday. Breakfasts and packed lunches for Saturday’s Walk.
- As well as meals, we also provide a variety of complimentary soft drinks and beverages – tea & coffee which includes herbal, fruit and decaffeinated options and fruit squashes.
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What our members have to say...
Well, for a non-walker it was certainly challenging but my word was it exhilarating! The feeling of achievement after every day, was just fabulous. The group we went with were all strangers on day one, but firm friends by the end of the week. The comradery on some of the tougher walks, helped me to the top…..and wow what views. Anyone thinking of doing it - don’t worry….just go for it!ClaireMember Since 2016
“I didn’t really know what to expect on my first ever walking holiday and wasn’t very prepared if truth be known – lesson to all read the essential kit list especially waterproofs! It was great fun and what a lovely group of supportive and encouraging people, especially Gareth who did a great job looking after us all. I must admit at times I found it a bit challenging but what a great sense of achievement when we reached the top of the mountains (hills) I will definitely do this again.ElizabethMember Since 2016
My first Large Outdoors and (Ulster & the Giant's Causeway Walking Weekend) Irish experience was absolutely fantastic. Everything was organised perfectly and Gareth is a joy to be around. I loved every minute and will definitely book myself onto another trip. #toldallmyfriendstheyhavetocomeVanessaMember Since 2018