• Damson Dene Hotel
    Near Bowness-on-Windermere
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    Located in Kendal town centre
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    Overlooking Lake Windermere
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    Close to Lake Windermere
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Our marketing coordinator tells us of a lovely family walk around the South Lakes village of Witherslack, with an opportunity to picnic on a hill and take in the view.


Meet Tracey

Tracey works in our Marketing department. You can usually find her at the Riverside Hotel but she’s responsible for the whole Group so is sometimes hard to track down.

Born and bred in Essex, Tracey moved ‘up North’ in 2000, so still a newcomer really, and now lives in Kendal with her two children Abbie and Freddie. She’s been with the Group for 6 years and loves the variety that her job brings - no two days are the same at South Lakes Hotels.

“One of my favourite things to do at the weekend is to don some wellies and set off on a walk around Witherslack with my kids. It’s not a famous tourist spot just a bulk standard Lake District village with a pub, village store, some sheep and lovely locals. We take a circular route, sometimes we start and end at the pub, other times we start at the church and have the pub as a half-way stop off. The Derby Arms is a nice pub with log fires and serves great food too. The walk does tend to be a bit muddy but it’s not too long so a good one for the kids. Opposite the church you can climb up to the top of the Noddle. It’s a short sharp climb through a wooded area. Previous visitors have built wooden huts/dens which provide a cool stop-off and distraction for younger explorers. At the top there is a viewing point which is peaceful, beautiful and perfect for a picnic. At the right time of year you can also do a bit of fruit picking, not just blackberries either - damsons and apples can be found at Latterbarrow Farm. A great little walk if you want to escape the crowds.”

Of course there are a great many walks to choose from around here; amongst other things, the Lake District is a true walker's paradise. Don't feel, however, that you have to go out and purchase walking boots and gaiters before you can enjoy them - although stilettos should be avoided, a good pair of trainers will suffice for many of the routes. However long and whatever difficulty you're looking for, the South Lakes has it all and we'd be happy to help you find something suitable. Details of some Lake District walks can be found in our activities pages but, if you have a favourite walk you'd like to share please let us know.

The Noddle at Witherslack

The Noddle at Witherslack

Picnic at Witherslack

Picnic at Witherslack

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