Lake District Activities

The Lake District has endless activities from mountain biking and kayaking to gorge scrambling and hill walking. For avid golfers Linthwaite is surrounded by popular golf courses, the closest being less than one mile away.

For the less energetic you can enjoy a gentle stroll around one of the picturesque villages or do a little shopping. It is a great place for retail therapy. Or take a relaxing cruise on one of the many lake cruises. The Lake District is the ideal location for any activity holiday.

The area around Linthwaite is ideal walking country, from the hotel the peaks of the Langdale fells can be seen, whether it’s gentle walks or more challenging terrain the Lake District offers the ideal location for any walking break.
We have a whole host of walks for you to try, many of which starting from the front door of the hotel (varying in distance, stamina and terrain). We can also recommend local walking guides should you require one.
For even more walks in the Lakes you can also visit the Bootboys website. The Bootboys are a group of guys who quite simply love walking, and post some of the best local walking routes regularly on their website – also showing local sights and landmarks that you pass on the way. Hotel owner Mike regularly joins the Bootboys!

Popular walks in the Lake District

When staying at the hotel, make sure you take advantage of our very own TIC (located just off the main lounge). Not only is it full of folders containing all types of walking routes around the Lake District that we can photocopy so you can take with you, we have endless lists and leaflets of local attractions and things to do in the Lake District.

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Linthwaite Country House Hotel is located in the heart of England’s beautiful Lake District and is the perfect starting point for some fantastic Lake District walks.
We have the following walks in the South Lakes / Windermere area. They are supplied in a handy PDF format for you to download and print.
The Lake District is renowned for it’s stunning scenery and panoramic views, and some of the best golf courses are only a short distance from Linthwaite’s door.

Windermere Golf Club

Situated less than 1 mile from Linthwaite, in the heart of the Lake District. It has spectacular views over Windermere and the surrounding fells; the scenery is breath taking. Windermere Golf Club has been referred to as a “miniature Gleneagles” by the golfing press. A truly friendly welcome always awaits you. (If the golf is bad the views compensate!)

Tel: 015394 43123 Website:

Kirkby Lonsdale Golf Club

Kirkby Lonsdale Golf Club is set between the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks in that secret jewel of the North West, the Lune Valley. Dramatic views, lush fairways and a natural undulating terrain, with every hole presenting a new and different challenge, to provide a fair test of golf and a most enjoyable experience for all.

Mike Bevans, owner of Linthwaite, plays at Kirkby Lonsdale and says it is a magnificent course, long, with great views. If you’d like a game, just ask!
Tel: 015242 76365 Website:

Carus Green Golf Club

A beautiful flat parkland course with the rivers Kent and Sprint providing natural hazards on numerous holes. 6000 yards of tree lined fairways, easy walking, stunning Lakeland views and brand new USGA greens offer a fantastic golfing experience. Whilst the brand new award winning clubhouse, automated covered driving range and huge fully stocked Pro shop combined with the famous friendly atmosphere will round off a memorable day.

Tel: 01539 721097 Website:

Grange-over-Sands Golf Club

Grange-over-Sands Golf Club is a challenging parkland Course situated between the sea of Morecambe Bay and the mountains of the Lake District. With strategic placement of trees, ponds and natural drainage dykes the course offers something for everyone.

Tel: 015395 33180 Website:

Ulverston Golf Club

Rated one of the best, Ulverston golf course is set within 190 acres of rolling parkland and wooded areas the facilities offer a testing but fair golf course enhanced by superb amenities. These include extensive practice areas designed to accommodate all types of shots with a convenient ball dispenser.

Tel: 01229 582824 Website:
Linthwaite House Hotel is the ideal place to stay for a fishing holiday in the Lake District. Within easy reach of the area’s best fishing and also with its own trout stocked private tarn, Linthwaite is a luxury base for a short fishing break.
Linthwaite Country House Hotel are also members of the Windermere and Ambleside Angling Association and have free access for guests to their waters in the area. There are nine game and nine coarse fisheries.

Trout Fisheries:

  • Ghyll Head
  • High Newton
  • Kentmere
  • Thirlmere
  • Simpson Ground
  • High Fairbanks Tarn
  • Hayeswater
  • High Arnside Tarn
  • Rivers Rothay and Brathay
  • Moss Eccles Tarn

Coarse Fisheries:

  • Ratherheath
  • Cleabarrow
  • Atkinson’s Tarn
  • Castle Head
  • Rydal Water and Grasmere
  • Blelheim

Water Notes for fishermen:

Perhaps the first thought to strike any fortunate angler who finds himself putting up a fly rod on the banks of Linthwaite Tarn is that here is a little taste of paradise. The achingly lovely view down from the tarn, through the woodlands and across Windermere to the hills beyond the water itself, surrounded by graceful trees and lush vegetation, the complete peace that surrounds the water, the entire absence of traffic noise but the occasional plopping of lazily rising trout. So it does not matter to any sane angler that the trout at Linthwaite House Hotel are not especially enormous or jostling for your fly like fish in a stew-pond. Rather are the Linthwaite fish just big enough to provide you with all the sport you should ever want in such a wondrous place.

If you would like to try your hand at fly-fishing, then Linthwaite’s tarn in the grounds is ideal. We can arrange one-to-one tuition for novice anglers (and all fishing tackle). Featured on Countryside Hour BBC2 with John Bailey (of ‘Tales from a Riverbank’ fame).
WADAA (Windermere and Ambleside Angling Assoc) has been granted Sport England’s presigious Clubmark Award, which makes the Club one of only five UK angling clubs to have gained this status and reflects their achievements in modernising the Club, and, in particular, for providing a safe and structured entry for juniors into the sport.
WADAA have recently taken on some new waters, which will be available for Linthwaite’s guests also. Further information can be found on »
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