Explore the Fells

Forget the car with Hazelbank's walks from the door

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After a long drive or perhaps a weeks commuting we incourage our guests to leave the car in the car park and take advantage of the endless “walks from our door” Hazelbank offers the opportunity to take in all the Borrowdale fells and trails whatever their ability. In addition if you would like to delve deeper or prefer guidance, we can offer the services of a local qualified Mountain Guide Anna Lawford. Please enquire at the hotel.

Castle Crag

Kings How and Castle Crag form the dramatic jaws of Borrowdale. The ragged crags resemble teeth. Castle Crag stands at 951 feet, it’s the only fell below 1000ft that has been awarded Wainwright’s recognition, featuring in his ‘Guide to the Lake District Fells’. Wainwright described it as being: “magnificently independent, ruggedly individual and aggressively unashamed […]

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A 2½ mile walk along the river or a 5 minute drive takes you to Grange where you can climb Cat Bells (1,300ft).

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Crummock Water

This is a short walk through beautiful landscape. Parking at Park Bridge, cross the bridge and turn right at the footpath sign ahead. The walk then leads through Low Park and above High Park Fell. As you climb above the brow it unveils a fantastic view of Crummock Water below. Follow the dry stone wall […]

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A 2½ mile walk along the river takes you to Grange where you can walk around Derwentwater and its scenic wooded slopes. From here you can walk along the lake edge and even take the Keswick Launch.

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Grasmoor, Wandope and Whiteless Pike

There’s a small car park Cinderdale Common, from there, climb up Lad Hows ridge. The ascent is quite hard going, with a slight respite in the middle before a steep climb to the summit. The views from the summit of Grasmoor are spectacular, overlooking the Solway Firth across to Scotland. On a clear day it’s […]

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Grey Knotts, Brandreth, Green Gable and Great Gable

Honister slate mine is well worth a visit, their labyrinth of mines and extreme activities make for an adventurous day out. For this walk, park at the mine’s and take the climb up to Grey Knotts from the car park. The following three fells form a line, the final being Great Gable, the largest of […]

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Haystacks was a favourite of Wainwright’s and became his final resting place.  Upon visiting the Innonimate tarn (close to the summit) he asked for his ashes to be scattered there. The views throughout the walk are breathtaking and some of the finest you’ll find in the Lake District. Parking at Galegarth, begin by following a […]

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High Spy & Maiden Moor

From the door through Rosthwaite and up through Rigg Head Quarries toward High Spy from there you can walk the ridge all the way to Maiden Moor and Catbells taking in the most magnificient views of Derwentwater and the Borrowdale Valley.

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What our guests say

We returned for the 6th time; this time to celebrate a major birthday. It was fantastic as always. Gary and Donna are great hosts and Darren, the chef, produced superb food. We even had sunshine every day giving us brilliant views from the summits.
We will return! Thank you

David B

We stayed at the Hazel Bank on dinner, bed and breakfast, whilst there were still Covid restrictions in place. The staff created and maintain a safe environment. Service was excellent. We loved the pre dinner hours d’oeuvres and drinks. We were in the Dale Head bedroom. Lovely views, comfortable and big enough. The breakfasts were excellent and we saw a red squirrel every day except one. The fixed menu changed every day and all the meals were beyond excellent. We are planning on returning and bring friends and family.

Peter Mooney

This was our first post-lockdown trip so we were unsure how it would work out. From the moment we were welcomed at the door by Gary we had a ball. We felt safe and so well cared for, everything done with warmth and consideration. Our room was so comfortable with a drop-dead view, our meals totally delicious and the company from the other eight guests very enjoyable. Being able to walk from the door in what, for us, is the best valley in the Lakes made for a perfect few days. Oh, and the Negroni is very special! The personal care given to everything that Donna, Gary and their family do makes Hazel Bank a great treat, at any time.

Celia A

I’m often on travelling across Europe for business or relaxing. But here I´m still sharing the opinion, normally you should be quiet, to keep this juwel and come back again to get an amazing stay in a hotel with amazing good persons and a pretty nice location, and very very good food. But it would be pity not to say thanks to Gary, Donna , the team and praise them. it is an amazing sweet house, very clean, sweet interiour, lovely and attentive people at the hotel team, and amazing good cook and kitchen. We loved to stay there and hope we will get any time again a slot when we can again book a room.

Steffen B

Just can’t say enough good things about this amazing hotel. Clean comfortable and beautiful hotel with a lovely friendly atmosphere very welcoming but it’s the food that sets it apart. Absolutely stunning.

Kerry N

We stayed for five nights at Hazel Bank and can’t recommend it more highly. Wonderful location for walking in the Lakes and lovely cosy hotel with faultless attention to guests’ comfort. The highlight was the standard of the set dinner each night, Donna is such a gifted chef and the food was consistently fantastic! Gary and James were brilliant hosts, not surprised at all that other guests had visited many times. Perfect place after a day’s walking and the packed lunches were great too!

Katie P

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