We know an astounding range of people who will help you experience the beautiful and historic Lake District in depth. It’s a truly exceptional place.
Deemed a ‘Cultural Landscape’ worthy of Unesco World Heritage status, and simultaneously the UK’s Adventure Capital, there is a genuinely world class choice of adventure and culture to suit all tastes and abilities in the English Lake District.
We can put you in touch with people who will take you on mountain top adventures on England’s highest mountains, photo safaris, helicopter trips, or luxurious guided, chauffeur driven tours around the lakes, historic gardens and aristocratic homes. People who will show you the inner sanctums of creative minds and records of their musings, some of the most treasured and loved literature was created here – inspired by the landscape, from Wordsworth’s daffodils to Beatrix Potter’s anthropomorphic animals. The list is diverse and extensive – the fashionably contemporary genre ‘Addiction Literature’ was also created here, and before Kendal had its adventurer’s staple of snowy white Mint Cake it had the less healthy Black Drops.
We’re more than a landscape and a view – even though our view is of Temperate Rainforest and England’s longest lake.
Did you know Mountaineering was invented here? Improbable but true, maybe the accessibility of our peaks made it an inviting idea, and that remains one of our assets – the accessibility of adventure with a conveniently quick return to all the luxurious comforts we offer here at The Samling. A Norwegian guest once described the lakes as ‘the edited highlights of all the best bits of the UK crammed into one place’. He’s right.
Enquire with Reception on 015394 31922 when booking your visit – we provide a guide to all the activities available as a starting point to inspire your curiosity.
*The photo is courtesy and copyright of the Lake District National Park Authority’s Fell Top Assessors, who lead Winter Skills courses up Helvellyn, England’s 3rd highest mountain, and the England’s no. 1 favourite walk as voted for by the BBC.