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Estate Nature Walk Lake District Guided Walks

The spectacular mountains and fells are, undoubtedly, one of the Lake District’s biggest attractions, affording great views from their summits and offering a mixture of challenges from a gentle stroll to rock scrambling.

Enjoy our Lake District guided walks with our Mountain Leader who can be booked to safely guide you up some of our most enjoyable fells.

Alternatively, you may decide to explore by yourself to uncover new adventures or re-discover well-trodden paths and we can help with suggestions of walks on the estate or in the area.

We offer guided walks from £75 per hour if you would like to explore the
extensive Armathwaite Hall Estate:

Explore the nature and wildlife on the Armathwaite Hall Estate with our conservation officer Lucy. Wander through the woods looking at trees and if you are lucky spot a Roe Deer or a Red Squirrel whilst learning all about the Red Squirrel conservation project. Keep an eye out for spectacular woodland birds such as Pied Flycatchers and Woodpeckers or the Kingfisher fishing on our pond. Head down to Bassenthwaite Lake and learn about this special site for water wildlife including Ospreys. Finally head down to the Lake District Wildlife Park where you can then see an array of exotic and domestic animals, including Gibbons, Lemurs, Red Pandas, Otters and Birds of Prey. This is a great opportunity to relax, unwind and really immerse yourself in nature without having the leave the Estate. Lucy can provide you with tips on how to spot wildlife and can also tell you all about the surrounding mountains, fells, wildlife and the conservation projects at the Park.

We also offer guided walks further afield from £180, please see below some examples of the routes below:

Binsey Loop
Binsey is a stunning little fell and is a the most northerly Wainwright. Standing on its own, it is a quite an impressive looking and is full of surprises. It is a steady climb up to the summit but worth stopping on the way to look back and take in the views across Bassenthwaite Lake and Whitewater Dash waterfall flowing down from Skiddaw in the distance.  The views from the summit which Wainwright described as being “of outstanding merit” look right across the plains to the Solway Coast and over the sea to the hills of Galloway. It is even possible to see the Isle of Man on a clear day. Over to the east you can see Grasmoor, the Buttermere fells and Catbells. If you are interested in wildlife Binsey is a nesting ground for Stonechats and Kestrels can be seen hunting over the purple heather.

Sale Fell
Sale Fell is a fabulous walk with plenty to see along the way. Follow grassy tracks up to the summit for views across Bassenthwaite Lake and the surrounding summits of Skiddaw, Broom and Ling Fell. There are a few different routes to take on this walk and depending on what you want to see there are: ancient burial mounds tucked away on a slope; a loop out to Dodd Crag for better views down the valley; and/or drop into Chapel Woods where there are nest boxes for Pied Flycatchers, Redstarts and Blue Tits. There are also tracks and signs of Badgers, Foxes and Deer to be spotted on the lower wooded slopes.

Ling Fell
Ling Fell is a wonderful fell in its own right, or it can be added onto the Sale Fell walk. It is just higher than Sale and is another steady climb on grassy tracks through heather. The route round the back of the fell feels remote and like another world. up to the summit where you are rewarded withstunning views and a trig point to mark it. The walk is on grassy slopes and part of it follows a wide track which is a “corpse road”. The views are of the surrounding fells Broom and Greystones. It is another Wainwright to tick off and for those who love birds you may be lucky to get a glimpse of a nest Whinchat or Stonechat.

Please Note: Fell Walking is only available to guests who are residents of Armathwaite Hall Hotel & Spa

See our different walk routes here:

N.B. All under 18s must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Times given for walks are very rough estimates – actual time taken will depend on your fitness and how often you want to stop for a rest and take photos etc. *An additional supplement may be required for fell walks further afield. Transport to beginning of the walk is not included

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