Haweswater is perfect for walking and cycling. We are a great place to stop-over on Wainwright's famous 'Coast-to-Coast' path.
Wonderful walks and rides including:
Perfectly located for Wainwright's 'Coast-to-coast' walk. The first map below shows the route in yellow, just go anti-clockwise around Haweswater and spend a night relaxing at the hotel.
'Concrete Road' to Shap: a permissive road, owned by the Water Company, starts near the dam. It was originally built to transport materials to the site of the dam. Perfect for cycling, it takes you over the dramatic fells and through some lovely villages - see first map, path is marked yellow going east from the North end of the dam.
Village walks and rides through Bampton, Askham to Lowther Castle for afternoon tea at the castle. Askham in particular is a beautiful village with a couple of nice pubs.
Old Corpse Road (see map below): the old road from Mardale to Shap Abbey, formerly used for transporting the dead to their final resting place at Shap. An exhilarating walk, with great views of the Lake. Return along the 'Concrete Road' to form a nice loop - see first map.
Gatescarth Pass: most of the major walks and rides start here, very quickly you will be up in the mountains with superb views of the whole of the Lake District and beyond to Morecambe Bay and the Pennines.
Help planning your route is available from staff on site.
If you would like to bring your own bikes, please feel free - we can offer overnight storage to the rear of the hotel.