Borrowdale Gates Hotel

The Premier Walking Retreat Destination in Keswick

A Memorable & Rejuvenating Experience

Immerse yourself in the scenic beauty of the Lake District, a haven for those seeking solace in nature. As the best county for walking the English countryside, Cumbria beckons you to a rejuvenating walking retreat at the Borrowdale Gates Hotel, cleverly situated on three acres of beautifully-kept grounds just south of the shores of Derwentwater in Keswick.

Leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind and get ready to embark on a peaceful yet revitalizing adventure that will re energize your mind, body, and soul. Our charming estate and warmhearted accommodations at the Borrowdale Gates Hotel set the stage for the picture-perfect retreat you deserve. Learn more about our walking retreat opportunities here in the Lake District and book your stay at the Borrowdale Gates Hotel today.

Rediscover Yourself on Cumbria’s Serene Walking Paths

A walking retreat in the heart of the Lake District offers an idyllic escape from the chaos of everyday life. It’s an opportunity to slow down, leave stress behind, and rediscover the simple pleasures of connecting with nature. At its core, the retreat focuses on the art of walking as a form of exercise, stress relief, and introspection. Each step becomes a meditative journey, leading you to a deeper understanding of yourself and the world around you.

The physical and mental benefits of walking are boundless, and our retreat enhances these benefits amidst the breathtaking landscapes of Cumbria. With each stride, you improve your cardiovascular fitness, release endorphins that reduce stress levels, and gain mental clarity. As you traverse nature’s wonders, a sense of calm envelops you, fostering mindfulness and an overall sense of well-being.

Borrowdale Gates Hotel – The Epitome of a Retreat Haven

Nestled masterfully within the tranquillity of Cumbria’s countryside, the Borrowdale Gates Hotel is the epitome of a retreat destination. Surrounded by the stunning vistas of the Borrowdale Valley, our serene location complements the peace and relaxation you seek, offering a complete array of amenities that cater to your comfort. Experience the majesty of the local landscapes and gain a profound understanding of what makes the Lake District such a renowned destination for outdoor adventure.

Guided Tours on Iconic Walking Routes

Planning a walking retreat at the Borrowdale Gates Hotel opens the door to a superb selection of popular walking trails. Amplify the experience by booking a session with a local mountain instructor, who can lead you through some of the most iconic walking routes in the Lake District, such as:

  • Latrigg – The gentle ascent of the fell of Latrigg is an ideal choice for Cumbria visitors. From the summit, you’ll be rewarded with sweeping views of Keswick, the Derwentwater shores, and the fells beyond. As you stroll through the open moorland, nature guides will share their passion for the region, enriching your experience with tales of local folklore and nature’s hidden treasures.
  • Skiddaw – Prepare for a true adventure as you ascend the mighty Skiddaw. As the fourth-highest mountain in England, the Skiddaw stands tall at 931 meters and offers a challenging yet rewarding walk producing panoramic views that stretch as far as the eye can see. Nature guides can lead you on this journey through diverse terrain and provide valuable insights along the way.
  • Walla Crag – Walla Crag is a stunning route that offers captivating views over Derwentwater, the Borrowdale Valley, and beyond. Starting at Keswick’s Market Square, this moderate walk allows you to connect with nature’s splendour and surround yourself with the melodies of birdsong. As you traverse the trail, tour guides will point out the distinctive landmarks that have inspired artists and poets throughout the ages.
  • Derwentwater Shores – No visit to the Lake District is complete without a leisurely stroll around Derwentwater’s enchanting shores. This gentle path is framed by the surrounding fells and offers intimate views of the Queen of the Lakes, where the guides will share the fascinating history of the area.

Book Your Stay at Borrowdale Gates Hotel Today

From walking the fells and watching the wildlife to a round of golf, a boat ride across the water, and a show at Theatre by the Lake, there’s so much to do to fill your stay at the Borrowdale Gates Hotel. As a walking retreat, your visit to Keswick promises a harmonious blend of daily walking sessions, moments of yoga or meditation, and ample opportunities for fun and self-reflection. Nurture your mind and body with a wellness workshop, photography session, or healthy cooking class and indulge in a getaway that transcends the ordinary. Book your spot on a walking retreat at the Borrowdale Gates Hotel and let your journey to inner peace and relaxation begin.

The area offers a wide selection of hikes of all levels, direct from the hotel doorstep, so you can leave your car behind. For rock climbing enthusiasts, there is a good choice of climbing sites nearby. Just mention when booking if you would like to book a session with a local Mountain Instructor.