Walks from the Honister Pass include the summit of Great Gable and many other famous Lakeland Peaks.
Many people who stay at the Kirkstile choose not to use a car at all during their visit. Crummock Water is easily reached and the walk around the lake of Loweswater itself is readily achieved even by some of our youngest visitors. Similarly, Buttermere, only a short drive away provides a most rewarding and delightful lake walk suitable for varied abilities and taking only 2-3 hours.
The famous Red Pike to High Stile ridge and the Newlands Pass are rich walking areas and provide plenty of challenges. Other good fell walks include Melbreak, Grasmoor, Whiteside and Grisedale Pike. For more leisurely walking the fells of Lorton and Whinlatter are no less rewarding with views as far as Scotland.
The popular Whinlatter Visitor Centre is a haven for mountain biking and only a 10 to 15 minute drive away.
The Team Townend Challenge held every April starts from Loweswater Village Hall, about a 2 minute walk away. The event usually coincides with the Loweswater Beer Festival too. For more information with this annual cyclo-sportive click here http://teamtownend.org/
We provide a warm welcome to all cyclists and we’re a great base for cycling breaks.
- Open all day
- Food is available in the morning and in the afternoon until 4.30 as well as our normal lunch and evening sessions
- A range of coffees, teas, hot chocolate and cakes available all day
- Top up of water bottles
- Cycle rail for locking bikes
- Beautiful beer garden for those summer days.
- Space for overnight storage of cycles for residents