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The National Trust – High Close Estate & Arboretum

Take a stroll around the Arboretum and gardens at High close, this fabulous Victorian property now a YHA was once part of an Estate reaching as far as Hawkshead. Extensive restoration work to the grounds by The National Trust make this an impressive place to see and refreshments are available in the Youth Hostel gardens.

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The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale

This famous walking and Hiking bar sits in the seat of the Langdale Valley and is the perfect place to end up after a walk along one of the valleys many routes. Serving hearty food all day with a huge selection of real ales and always a great atmosphere with live music every Wednesday.

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The Eltermere Inn

We are a laid-back and friendly Lake District country house hotel, open all year round and set in the heart of the breathtaking Langdale Valley. Join us for lunch, dinner or afternoon tea and enjoy an inspired menu using fresh, seasonal and locally sourced ingredients.  Our restaurant and bar is welcoming and informal with stunning views over Elterwater lake and gardens and the sort of place where you can enjoy an intimate romantic meal for two or share one of our larger tables for a get together with friends or family. For a more relaxed lunch or supper our well stocked bar is perfect for a casual lunch or supper by the fire.

To accompany our menus, we have a wide range of quality wines, a comprehensive selection of Gins and Whisky’s some of which are locally produced in the Lake District and not forgetting our thirst quenching ales from local breweries on draught. Afternoon tea is served in the Gardens and on the Terrace in warmer weather or in the Lounge during the cooler months so what could be better than tucking into a delicious array of traditional homemade sweet and savoury delights and indulging in this quintessential British treat that everyone loves.

Non-residents and well behaved canines are always welcome

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The Brittania Inn, Elterwater

A charming country pub in an amazing location, relax by warm fireside tables or on the big sun trap patio overlooking Elterwater. Serving traditional pub food for lunch and dinner with lots of excellent local real ales.

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Lakeside Taxis

A one stop travel provider with fixed rates on taxis, top end executive cars for that special evening out, luxury mini buses and half and full day private sightseeing tours for groups of up to 8.

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Windermere Autos & Repair Centre

Ok, maybe you don’t book your holiday based on how good the local garage is but if you get in a fix, Windermere Auto Centre will get you back on the road day or night, 7 days a week and whatever the weather.

Mention wheelwrights when you call – they’ll give you a discount only if they can, but they’ll definitely give you good service.

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MWIS – Mountain Weather Information Service

The Mountain Weather Information Service provides leading mountain forecasts across the UK.

Set up in 2003 to aid mountain safety,MWIS has since gained a strong reputation for providing vital information needed by climbers, walkers, skiers and instructors to enjoy the hills in all seasons.

MWIS issues detailed and accessible information aimed at both novice and experienced mountain users, and is used by millions each year.
Forecasts are issued daily 365 days a year, and aim to present a comprehensive picture of the likely weather over the coming three days, together with an outlook beyond.

Although day to day weather in the mountains can be difficult to forecast in detail, we try to highlight the ‘best’ and ‘worst’ areas of weather, as well as confidence levels in the forecasts.

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The Graythwaite Estate

On the far shores of Windermere (the quiet side) is The Graythwaite estate, 5000 acres of incredible scenery and offering an amazing place to visit or stay in one of their 30+ cottages. The Estate includes Esthwaite water where you can take out a boat and watch the ospreys, there’s lots of cycle and walk ways and historic gardens by the famous Troutbeck Landscaper Thomas Mawson, making for an excellent days exploring.

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CBA Events at Graythwaite

With activities for all ages from clay pigeon shooting to paddle boarding – a trip to CBA will inject some exhilaration into your holiday. Activities can be booked online and all take place from the Graythwaite estate so there’s lots to do afterwards with great pubs and only a few minutes from Grizedale forest.

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