Borrowdale Gates Hotel

Discover Keswick – Walking Routes in the Lake District

Your Breakaway Adventure Starts Here

Our memorable lodging and exceptional accommodations at the Borrowdale Gates Hotel in Keswick, Cumbria are only the beginning. As our guest, you’ll be treated to an eloquent, peaceful atmosphere nestled amidst the Lake District National Park’s sprawling natural landscapes, where you’ll discover adventurous hiking and sightseeing opportunities at its finest.

Cumbria is considered the best county for touring the English countryside on foot. The Borrowdale Gates Hotel is a nature enthusiast’s paradise surrounded by plenty of walking routes and trails offering a picturesque escape from the follies of everyday life in the city. Renowned for its scenic beauty, glistening lakes, and breathtaking views of the mountains, this charming setting beckons travelers seeking an adventurous breakaway among the wonders of the great outdoors.

Explore the Walking Routes of Cumbria

Exploring Keswick and the surrounding region on foot is an experience like no other. With a plethora of diverse hiking trails and walking routes catering to all skill levels, a unique adventure awaits just beyond the hotel’s doorstep. Keswick is a treasure trove of outdoor exploration, and the walking routes available are as varied as the landscapes they encompass. From leisurely strolls through idyllic woodlands to challenging ascents of the area’s majestic peaks, there’s a trail to gratify every wanderer’s wish, such as:

Catbells – The Catbells trail is a gem among the fells of the Lake District, boasting one of the most rewarding short walks in the region. With panoramic views overlooking Derwentwater and Borrowdale Valley, this 5.7km route features fun for friends, loved ones, and even your furry family members, offering the ideal introduction to Keswick’s splendour.

Skiddaw – For those with a more adventurous side, the mighty 11.4km Skiddaw trail beckons. Standing tall at 931 meters, conquering this magnificent mountain rewards hikers with sweeping vistas of Bassenthwaite Lake, the surrounding fells, and beyond.

Borrowdale – The valley of Borrowdale is a popular spot for walkers, featuring gentle, inviting riverside strolls enveloped by the embrace of lush woodlands, well-kept gardens, and café accommodations along the way. This circular route in the heart of the Lake District is the perfect blend of level paths and rocky terrain representing Keswick’s best in natural scenery and top-quality hospitality.

The Healing Power of Nature

Walking isn’t just a physical activity – it’s an enriching experience that nourishes the soul. The tranquil ambience of Keswick and the Lake District allows visitors to easily fulfil their thirst for thrill and find solace in nature’s embrace, providing an opportunity to disconnect from the demands of modern life and reconnect with the world around us.

The physical and mental health benefits are no secret, and Keswick’s breathtaking landscapes offer the perfect canvas for a complete rejuvenation of the mind and body. Whether savouring the crisp mountain air or marvelling at the lakes’ tranquil reflections, each step in the Lake District contributes to your good health and well-being.

Borrowdale Gates Hotel – Your Gateway to Adventure

The Borrowdale Gates Hotel – a former private residence nestled on its own three acres of wooded grounds in Keswick – serves as the perfect base for exploring the captivating walking routes in and around the local area. The hotel is situated near the trails and offers unparalleled convenience for nature enthusiasts seeking an immersive experience.

Our cosy and comfortable rooms provide the ideal sanctuary after a day of outdoor adventure. Unwind with a soothing drink while taking in the stunning views from our terrace, and indulge in our exceptional customer service, ensuring your stay with us is nothing short of extraordinary.

Attractions Beyond the Trails

The allure of Keswick extends far beyond its popular trails and walking routes. Venture into the town after a day of exploration and discover a complete range of cultural attractions and amenities. Local restaurants and cafes invite you to taste the award-winning flavours of the region while charming shops offer unique keepsakes to commemorate your journey.

If you’re keen to explore further, Keswick presents an array of additional outdoor activities to satiate your adventurous spirit. From embarking on a cycling tour, sailing across the serene lakes, and enjoying the simple thrill of wildlife spotting, Keswick has it all.

Book Your Borrowdale Adventure Today

Experience the allure of the picture-perfect English countryside and absorb all the magic the Lake District has to offer. As a guest of the Borrowdale Gates Hotel, you’ll discover the divine beauty of our estate and the surrounding region, a destination that speaks to the hearts of nature enthusiasts and outdoor adventurers alike. Set the stage for a memorable walking retreat today! Book your stay at the Borrowdale

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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.