Just a walk in the park: Hiking the very best of England's Lake District

Just a walk in the park: Hiking the very best of England's Lake District

It is a given that the Lake District is a super popular destination for a staycation, one of the most beautiful parts of Great Britain, England’s largest National Park and a World Heritage Site, but how do you make sure you see the very best of it on a fleeting visit? You book a “Making Memories” package at Linthwaite House (https://leeucollection.com/UK), which includes a full day of hiking with Steve Watts, who will take you to the most idyllic, Instagrammable spots in the area.

Steve has over 30 years of experience of walking and running the Lake District fells, and his knowledge of Lakeland life, its people and its pastimes is second to none, so you can expect to end the day with a wealth of knowledge, as well as plenty of incredible images to share with friends on social media and to relive many happy memories in years to come.

As it is a private one-day hike with Steve, the walk is totally tailored to your interests and abilities, whether you wish to dip into the life of Beatrix Potter, walk alongside shimmering lakes or hike up steep fell climbs. Following a pre-arrival discussion, Steve will create the personalised itinerary and agree a perfect starting point with you. Then all that’s left is for Linthwaite House to provide a complimentary packed lunch and a Herdy flask full of a comforting hot drink or a refreshing cold drink and off you go to experience the best of the Lakes.

After the most magical of days out, there are plenty of peaceful corners in the grounds of Linthwaite House to relax and let tired limbs recuperate: there is a boules pitch, a croquet lawn and a large outdoor chess set, as well as plenty of sheltered seating areas and a small private lake on which to gently row a boat. With a delicious three-course dining experience in Michelin-starred chef Simon Rogan’s inhouse restaurant Henrock providing the icing on the cake.

To book the “Making Memories” package, with rates starting from £830 for two people sharing a Classic Room, visit https://leeucollection.com/UK or call 01539 488 600. The package comprises a full-day guided hike for two with Steve Watts, a three-course dinner in Henrock, overnight accommodation and breakfast, as well as a packed lunch and Herdy flask; transfers to the start of the hike are not included.

Image credit: Linthwaite House / Steve Watts