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Explore The Lake District by Foot, Boat, Train, and Road

"We cannot stay home all our lives, we must present ourselves to the world and we must look upon it as an adventure." 
- Beatrix Potter

Does a Lake District escape sound like a far-fetched dream compared to your daily life in the city? 

The good news is that you can reach this oasis of natural splendour with a mere two-and-a-half hour train ride from London Euston.

For those travelling from Edinburgh, the scenic three-hour journey is part of the adventure, transporting you through lush farmlands to Kendal Oxenholme Station, where - if you are visiting the luxurious Linthwaite House in the heart of The Lakes - there will be a premium vehicle waiting to chauffeur you along country lanes and towards your stately Edwardian home-away-from-home. If you are so inclined, you can even stop to taste the award-winning whiskeys of The Lakes Distillery along the way.

Although it will be hard to leave the lap of luxury once you have reached your destination, we would highly recommend exploring not only the sprawling Linthwaite House grounds and surrounding wild woodlands, but also the famous tarns and trails of The Lake District.

There are a number of ways of getting around the area, each with its own charm…

On Foot 

Lace up your hiking boots and uncover extraordinary views, breathtaking mountain peaks, and undisturbed beaches. 

The Lakes is well known for its famous trails with their fascinating histories - like The Coffin Trail, which was traditionally used to transport bodies across the countryside to churches that had space in their graveyards.

If you prefer to follow the road, there is plenty to discover in the quaint villages themselves. Think cosy tearooms, festive pubs, unique cultural sites, and more.

By Boat 

Take to the water, and sit back and marvel as the landscape around you shifts into a dazzling lakescape.

Each passenger boat on Windermere, Ullswater, Coniston, and Derwentwater has multiple stops, so it is with ease that you are able to explore these picturesque destinations.

History buffs can board a traditional steamboat, while the more active may want to become captains of their own voyages by hiring a kayak for the day.

By Rail 

Hop aboard your coach and enjoy a more traditional adventure as you leave the station.

Whether you are coming from London or Glasgow, the West Coast mainline is the best route to The Lakes. If you are travelling from Manchester, there is a train that runs directly to Windermere

Chica chica chica, choo choo!

By Road 

Become well acquainted with your fellow tourists by catching a bus to and around The Lake District.

Stagecoach runs many coaches in the area, and there are ample opportunities for you to get where you are headed by jumping on and off at your chosen stops.

In addition, you will have an excellent vantage point for photos, should you sit atop a top-deck bus

Lastly, many companies offer private minibus tours of The Lakes, and are likely to provide you with some interesting facts about the area as you sit back and enjoy watching the scenery swish by. 

Should you be staying at Linthwaite House, your transportation needs will be met not only with ease, but with the utmost comfort and grace. For the duration of your stay, our friendly and attentive staff will arrange transfers and guides for you upon request. The award-winning boutique hotel is also located a mere stone’s throw from town, making walking explorations accessible to most.

Ready to venture to and through the magical Lake District?

Contact us to reserve your stay at Linthwaite House today. 

Take a cruise at sunset

Take a cruise at sunset

Head into nature on foot, through fields, and into mountains

Head into nature on foot, through fields, and into mountains

Hop on a boat and traverse The Mere

Hop on a boat and traverse The Mere