"Such a cosy room, we've never felt so at home in a guest house!"

Certificate of Excellence 2013 - Trip Advisor

Brathay to Chesters Cafe

1.8 miles each way

walking, running, cycling.


Park your car by the river, then follow the quite lane all the way to Chesters and eat lots of cake.

This is a low level walk on quite country lanes partly following the river Brathay before it curves inland and then drops back down to the river where Chesters sits.


Laurel cottage,Windermere b and b to Ambleside , via the Mortal Man

Approx 8 miles

Suitable for walking and running.


This is a similar walk to the Wansfell pike route except its lower level and cuts out the walks across the fields. More country lanes involved. 

its a great walk with good views all the way. The Mortal man pub has a great beer garden with great views of the surrounding area.

The walk from the pub to Ambleside cuts out the hike over the mountain and takes you on a lower level route, views are still good though but a little easier on the legs, ( and the children don't complain as much and neither does the boss)

The route for this can be seen via the link below


Sunday 13th October 2013

Walk to Stavely Mill Yard

6.2 miles

Suitable to Walk , Run or Cycle.


A lovely sunny day so the whole family came for a walk with us (Scooby and I) . This walk is all tracks and small country lanes through gated roads, very quiet; we didn’t see a single vehicle.


It was a very clear day with great views of the surrounding fells. On the way we were lucky to see Heron, Buzzards and Deer, it is a quiet area. Our intended destination was the Mill yard for a visit to Wilf’s café for lunch. Great food, very good if you are a vegetarian. You will also find Hawkshead brewery here along with an Artisan bakery and Wheelbase, a very large cycle shop.


Home was via the Stavely train station, 6 whole minutes to get back.


The below link will give you a map of the route