Fresh air and fine food in the Lake District

With its beautiful patchwork of lakes, mountains, fells and woodlands, the Lake District is a fantastic place to get out into the fresh air. The scenery is stunning, and it is no wonder people visit from all over the world to enjoy walking, climbing and cycling in the National Park.

Dining excellence

However, a day outdoors does work up an appetite, and for those who want to not just eat well, but enjoy the best of what the Lake District has to offer, a night or two at a four star hotel with an AA Rosette restaurant is just the ticket.

At the Borrowdale Gates Hotel in Keswick, the best that Cumbrian cuisine has to offer is teamed with culinary excellence. Guests will sample locally sourced treats such as Borrowdale fish, Herdwick lamb, Highgate turkey and Peaks fine meats. Even the cheese, milk and oils are from Cumbria.

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A breath of fresh air

While staying in the Lake District, there are some fantastic places to visit and this includes the newly opened Lakes Distillery next to Bassenthwaite Lake, which is on the site of a renovated 1850s Victorian model farm. But for those who want to rest their feet while still getting out and about, there are many driving routes that take in some of the delights of the Lake District. Have a look at Lake District Drives for some fantastic routes. A number of them are in the Keswick area and allow drivers to see local highlights including Derwent Water, Kirkstone Pass and Newlands Valley.