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  • Member of Cumbria Tourism

Walking & Running Holidays, £260

Guided walking breaks

Guided walking breaks


We offer grade 4 (moderate) and grade 7 (challenging) walks.

Our programme of grade 7 walks is adventurous and challenging and includes time in wild countryside. We aim to take in peaks and rough ridges and you need to be comfortable with the odd bit of scrambling or scree. Stamina is important, and occasionally a good head for heights when there are steep drops. The walks range in distance between 8 to 13 miles with ascents and descents normally in the range of 700m to 1000m.

Our programme of grade 4 walks is designed to take in many of the most famous areas in the northwestern Lakes, including Haystacks, for example, on terrain which presents few challenges in fine weather. There may be occasional steep or rough sections, but these can be taken slowly. The walks range in distance between 6 to 11 miles with ascents and descents normally in the range of 300m to 500m.


Prices are from £260 per person (half board accommodation, a choice of two guided walks each day, the services of two leaders, packed lunches on walk days) based sharing a twin room with shared facilities. Supplements apply for sole occupancy of a room.


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access

The house can accommodate up to 21 people and comprises of 11 bedrooms (7 rooms have en-suite facilities, 4 rooms have shared facilities). The house has a dining room where breakfasts and evening meals are taken and also a large lounge for relaxing and taking in the views. There is also a bar in the lounge offering wines, beers and spirits at reasonable prices. A guest kitchen is also available with free tea & coffee for guests. Free W-Fi is available throughout the house.


CA13 9XA


Plan route to Hassness Country House using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: NY 187166  Lat: 54.53833 Long: -3.25677

By car - from Preston (M6) leave the motorway at junction 40 to join the A66 to just beyond Keswick and continue on the minor road following Newlands Valley via Stair and Keskadale to Buttermere. Reaching the edge of Buttermere village, turn left on to the B5289 and continue for approximately 1¼ miles and Hassness estate is on the right.
Alternatively take the B5289 from Keswick via Grange, Borrowdale and Gatesgarth direct to Hassness and the estate will be on your left.
By public transport - the nearest railway station to Hassness is Penrith. You will need to take a bus to Keswick bus station. Once here a taxi or 50 minute bus ride will take you to Hassness House. Hassness House isn’t reachable by public bus in the winter months (from November to Easter).

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 28 miles from Penrith station

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