Loving our weekend at Limefitt Park

We absolutely loved our recent weekend at Limefitt Park.

If you’re thinking of a weekend in the Lakes,  for just the two of you, or perhaps with another couple of friends, check out our 2 bedroomed lodges at Limefitt Park. We also often have great offers on them.

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Limefitt is a lovely location, just 3 miles north of Windermere, in the beautiful Troutbeck Valley. It’s a peaceful park, with the Troutbeck running through it, and views of the spectacular fells all around, up onto High Street and out towards the Kirkstone Pass.

For the kids, there’s probably the best playground view in the Lakes, by the babbling beck, and with a zip wire.  Here you could have a picnic by the river, whilst the children play for a while.

Further on is a dog playing field, where dogs can run off the lead to their heart’s content.

There’s also the friendly Haybarn pub, dogs, kids and families welcome, serving wholesome pub grub, and with a fabulous choice of outdoor spaces to sit, eat, and drink in the view!

We arrived at Troutbeck Retreat – a lovely lodge in the heart of the park, unpacked and got settled in. A lovely cosy lodge, with all the comforts of home, and they even supplied dog bowls and storage for your dog food. As there were only two of us we had a bedroom and a bathroom each  – luxury!

Troutbeck Retreat

We chose a dog-friendly lodge, so we could bring Max the labrador. If you have pet allergies so want a ‘no dogs’ lodge,  or want a lodge with a hot-tub, there are lots to choose from.

Off we went for a wander around the Park and let Max have a sniff at all the new scents and sounds.

Considering it was a Friday and the sun was shining, it was nice and peaceful, a lovely atmosphere.

Walks around Limefitt

If you like walking, as we do, you can literally go out from your front door. We wandered up the path at the back of the Park, onto the Garburn Pass and then ultimately you can get onto the High Street range. Fantastic views all around, and how great not to have to take the car out.

When we did wander further afield (we drove a total of 20 miles one day – so much to see on your doorstep!)  We found a delightful wander around Brotherswater. Just park either at the pub at one end or, the National Trust car park at the other, and then follow the very obvious path around this small, beautiful little lake. You come back over the head of the small lake, across farmland to the campsite.  Another great spot for a coffee or a beer.


We then ventured over to Ullswater – parked at the Glenridding Boat landings where Ullswater Steamers is based  – there is so much to do here!  We watched the steamers go by, and you can do a lovely walk if you catch the steamer to Howtown Pier, the start of the famous walk right along the lakeshore back to Glenridding – it’s about 7 miles, so a lovely way to spend the best part of a day.

We had lunch in Glenridding at the Inn on the Lake – a beautiful setting, which also welcomed dogs in the conservatory.

Local Pubs

There is also rather a nice choice of pubs within walking distance:  The Queens Head, and the Mortal Man. Lake District Lodge Holiday guests can get a scrumptious 20% off their food at The Queen’s Head! There is an easy path up to this fantastic pub just across the fields from Limefitt Park. We had two delicious choices:  Seafood Linguine and Smoked Haddock kedgeree. And relax…

All our Lake District Holiday Guests get free access to Choices Health Club.  You’ll receive access instructions with your confirmation booking email. Choices has a gym, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi and small swimming pool. Great if you want to while away a rainy afternoon. Lots of local hotels also have amazing spa options to choose from too. In particular ones we like are the Old England Hotel, Bowness;  Low Wood Bay near Ambleside, and the Daffodil Hotel at Grasmere. They also offer their very own take on afternoon teas, lunches and delicious dinner menus.

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