Whatever your interests, there is so much to see and do during your stay at Elterwater Park. We are perfectly located when it comes to walking as the Cumbria Way passes through the yard. Cyclists can enjoy a choice of quiet country lanes, challenging mountain passes, a network of bridleways and dedicated mountain bike trails in nearby Grizedale forest. You can take a cruise on Lake Windermere or Coniston Water where you can soak up the scenic views. Make a visit to some of the area's fantastic visitor attractions including the Ruskin Museum, Rydal Mount, Dove Cottage, Brantwood and Hilltop to name just a few.

Lake District Walking

Walking & Climbing

The upper end of Langdale offers access to the best hill walking and climbing that the Lake District has to offer, while the Grizedale Forest Park is just a few miles down the road.

Of course, the sun doesn’t always shine so guests are welcome to use our drying room should the need arise.

Plus we are situated on the Cumbria way so many walks can begin from the front door.

Open Water Swimming

You are in the Lakes so if you are a swimmer or triathlete, Elterwater is perfect for a dip or fitness training.

The Southern lakes offers amazing opportunities for wild swimming.  Both Windermere and Coniston are nearby for a Lake swim, and tarns such as Stickle Tarn in the Langdales and Goats Tran in Coniston offer a refreshing mountain swim.

Please ask us about the different spots to swim.

Open Water Swimming
Lake District Cycling


We are ‘geared’ up for cyclists with a locked barn to store bikes and drying facilities. It has become a popular place to stay with cycling routes very close and many other routes and trails a little further at Grizedale Forest or Whinlatter Forest further north.

Bird Watching

Ornithologists can relax in our garden, entranced by the birds nesting in the eaves, watching for the occasional hawk or falcon soaring over the fields, or take a stroll down to Elterwater village to see the famous swans.

However you spend your day, we have maps and guide books to help you and, of course, we are happy to prepare a packed lunch to allow you a full day out and about.

Bird Watching