The Lake District

The picturesque village of Hawkshead is located a short distance from Esthwaite Water and Lake Windermere. There are many things to do within the village and the surrounding area. Have a look around Hawkshead and take in the beauty of its old buildings & rich history.

The village lies in a sheltered valley at the head of Esthwaite water, with Grizedale forest just to the south, Lake Windermere to the east and Coniston Water to the west.

There are plenty of walking and cycling routes within a short distance of The Red Lion Inn. You can also take the 10 minute drive to the Windermere Ferry and then take the 10 minute trip across the Lake and visit Bowness or Windermere. 

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The quiet Esthwaite Valley offers some fantastic walks for all of the family. Whether this be a stroll through the fields or woods, or a more challenging trek through the breathtaking Lake District Countryside. 

Esthwaite Water Lake District Cumbria near Hawkshead village and
Explore the lakes

We are ideally located if you fancy a day exploring some of the Lake Districts most famous lakes. We are located between Esthwaite water, Coniston Water and Lake Windermere. Whether you’re looking to Fish, Sail or relax, The Red Lion Inn is the ideal base to start your adventures. 

High Wire Adventure On The Forest Trail Through Grizedale Forest
Grizedale Forest

Grizedale Forest offer something to do for all of the family. With over 8 walking trails to challenge any level of ability and plenty of off-road cycling routes, along with Bike hire. There is also a GO Ape located within the forest Built on a side of a hill, it feels seriously high and that’s because it is.

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