Lake District Activities

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

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 some retail therapy. Or take one of the many relaxing 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.

Popular walks in the Lake District

When staying at the hotel, make sure you take advantage of our concierge team, who will be available each day to help you plan your day out around the Lake District or your walk from the hotel.

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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 its stunning scenery and panoramic views, and some of the best golf courses are only a short distance from Linthwaite.

Windermere Golf Club

Situated less than one mile from Linthwaite, in the heart of the Lake District. It has spectacular views over Windermere and the surrounding fells – the scenery is breathtaking. Windermere Golf Club has been referred to as a ‘miniature Gleneagles’ by the golfing press. A truly friendly welcome always awaits you.

Tel: +44 153 944 3123 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.

Tel: +44 152 427 6365 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: +44 153 972 1097 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: +44 153 953 3180 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: +44 122 958 2824 Website:
Linthwaite House, with its own trout-stocked private tarn and within easy reach of the area’s best fishing, is the ideal place to stay for a fishing holiday in the Lake District.
Linthwaite House is also a member of the Windermere, Ambleside and District Angling Association (WADAA), and offers free access to their waters in the area for guests. There are 10 game and coarse fisheries in total.


  • Bigland Trout Fishery
  • Ghyll Head
  • High Fairbanks Tarn
  • High Newton


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

Water Notes for fishermen:

Linthwaite’s private tarn in the grounds is a piece of paradise, from the lovely view down through the woodlands and across Windermere to the hills beyond, to the peaceful and quiet surroundings, with just the occasional plop of lazily rising trout.

If you would like to try your hand at fly fishing, Linthwaite’s tarn is ideal. We can arrange one-to-one tuition for novice anglers (and all fishing tackle). The tarn has featured on Countryside Hour BBC2 with John Bailey (of ‘Tales from a Riverbank’ fame).
WADAA has been granted Sport England’s prestigious Clubmark Award, which makes it one of only five UK angling clubs to have gained this status and reflects their achievements in modernising the club and, in particular, providing a safe and structured entry for juniors into the sport.
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Horse riding is an ideal way to enjoy some of the best scenery in the Lake District, without tiring your feet! However experienced you are, there is something suitable for you. Luxurious Linthwaite House overlooking Lake Windermere is a perfect base for a horse-riding holiday in the Lake District.

Bigland Hall Equestrian »


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Rookin House Farm »


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Murthwaite Green Trekking Centre »


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