There is something for everyone here

The Lake District, of course, abounds with activities of all kinds. From a glimpse into history and heritage at Wordsworth’s Cottage in Grasmere, to the heights of England’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike, there is something for everyone here.

If you take a map of the Lake District National Park and find the centre of it, that’s roughly where you’ll find Elterwater Park. We are blessed by being near to so much of the best that the Lake District has to offer; Ambleside, Coniston, Grasmere, Windermere, and Hawkshead are all only a few miles away, while the Cumbrian Way runs literally past our front door.

photo 1Walking and 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.

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.


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.

Activites by area

Ambleside & Grasmere

Coniston & Hawkshead


Barrow & Ulverston

Western Lakes

Newby Bridge