We were going to write a blog post for November about Bonfire Night events in Troutbeck and the Ambleside, Troutbeck Bridge & Windemere areas but as we come to post this, local events are either cancelled or in a state of hiatus. Keep an eye on our Facebook page and we’ll keep you updated as we find the latest on these.
Instead, and given the current situation, we thought we’d highlight a few days out and activities, available around the Queens Head Hotel over the winter period. Many can be done as small groups, some are more suited to individuals; all can be enhanced by starting, finishing or including within them a little light refreshment… obviously.
For example, in our October post, we talked about how we welcome dogs and highlighted a few dog friendly walks in the area. If that’s you, then you can still read that article, do the walk and bring your pooch for some post perambulation pampering.
However, as the nights get longer and the days cooler, we thought we’d highlight a few of our favourite winter activities and some that our regular visitors like to do when they visit the Queens Head Hotel too.
Things to do in Troutbeck throughout winter
It’s hard to imagine a better place to enjoy all that winter has to offer than the Lake District. Whether you want to be active or relaxed, there’s plenty to keep you occupied on a winter break to Cumbria. For the active, enjoying the fells is the obvious go-to, but a day’s cycling round Grizedale Forest is a great outdoor option if the weather doesn’t lend itself to hillwalking.
For those who prefer a relaxed break, there are plenty of heritage sites open throughout the winter. We’ve counted 23, Yes twenty three!! National Trust properties, across the lakes, that are open throughout the year. Some, like Claife Viewing Station, are right on our doorstep, others a few minutes drive away. The point is that active or relaxed, winter is an great time to consider a break at our hotel.
So, there you go. If you’re lucky enough to find a Halloween or Bonfire Night party near Troutbeck, to kick off the early part of the festive season, we’ll be here if you’d like to book a table and make night of it.
If however, the current situation precludes that, then perhaps you’ll think of us and pop in when you’re enjoying the great outdoors and the best that winter has to offer in English Lakes.
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