Green End House
Green End House

out and about

Things to do


There are many, comprehensive guides to the local area and the Lakes and specialist guides for activities and interests.

Cumbria Tourism's website is a good place to start.


My own favourite walks, events, activities and places include;


Walks - on Claife Heights, this wooded ridge between Hawkshead and Windermere offers good, quiet, unchallenging walking all year and is rewarde by views of Windermere and Ambleside, especially from the sunmmit of Latterbarrow.

In the woods above the house - these National Trust owned woods are gorgeous at any time of year, but in the spring are carpeted with bluebells.  They are home to extensive wildlife, it's not uncommon to see deer, buzzards and jays and to hear cuckoos.

Esthwaite Water is a privately owned fishery but does welcome visitors on a lakeside walk and to take out small boats for fishing or viewing the birdlife. At the time of writing (2016) ospreys have nested, and reared chicks at Esthwaite for each of the past 5 years.

Tarn Hows is a pretty, tree fringed tarn, with National Trust carpark around 10 minutes drive from Green End.

The Langdales, Coniston, Ambleside, Rydal and Grasmere are all within 20 minutes drive from Hawkshead.

Grizedale Forest is a magnet for wildlife and art lovers and thrill seekers alike featuring red kites, sculpture trails, zip wire adventures and daredevil mountain biking routes.


Galleries and museums - the Beatrix Potter gallery is in Hawkshead village and her home, Hill Top is in nearby Sawrey.  The National Trust manage both of these properties.

John Ruskin's home at Brantwood is sited on the shore of Coniston and William Wordsworth's Dove Cottage is at Grasmere.


Sports events and agricultural shows

Green End House is a great base if you're competing in (or spectating) at the host of sporting events held locally including the Great North Swim, the Hawkshead trail run, Brathay marathon and myriad cycle and triathlon races.

Hawkshead hosts it's own agricultural show in August; the sports events at Grasmere and Ambleside are well worth attending too.


I love my food and drink and will happily point you in the direction of all sorts of treats from cafes and restaurants to pubs and breweries.


My current favourites are the Drunken Duck at Barngates (dining pub and brewey), Chesters by the River, Lake Road Kitchen, Old Stamp House, The Samling, Forest Side and on and on and on....Cumbria is wonderful for foodies!


We are located at:                 Green End House                   Colthouse                              Ambleside                              Cumbria                                 LA22 0JS

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