Fell Walking
Binsey Views

Fell Walking

High Houses is in the Northern Fells of the Lake District - fell walking heaven. The obvious popular favourites of Skiddaw and Blencathra are a short drive away.

But if you prefer your fell walking a little quieter, a little easier perhaps - then the Northern Fells are for you. High Pike and Carrock Fell near Caldbeck offer fabulous views over the Lake District as well as the North Pennines.

Binsey and Brae Fell offer views west to the Solway Firth and Scotland. The walking is easy and straightforward and quiet!

The North Western Fells are easily accessed via Cockermouth and Whinlatter Pass with Loweswater, Crummock Water and Buttermere - walking for every standard.

Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking & Cycling

High Houses is located in great mountain biking country. Lots of quiet bridleways and roads to explore with very little traffic.

Mountain bike hire is available at Whnlatter Forest and there is a fantastc cycle shop in Cockermouth at 4Play Cycles.

We're also close to the Coast to Coast (C2C) and Reiver's Route cycle routes.

Keswick Launch on Derwentwater
Sailing on Derwentwater

Watersports & Boating on Derwentwater

We're only 5 miles from Bassenthwaite Lake with it's private sailing club - it's worth a trip down to the lake shore for watching the sailing experts.

If you want to get into the water yourselves, then a slightly longer drive to Derwentwater near Keswick will provide all your needs. Sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and rowing boats are all available on Derwentwater. Derwentwater Marina and Nichol End Marine offer a full range of watersports hire. Powered boats are also available for hire. There are several lovely islands on the lake to explore.

Or if you don't want to get wet, why not indulge in Keswick Launch and take a leisurely cruise around the lake? This can be combined with a walk - take the launch so far and walk the rest or vice versa. The perfect way to see Derwentwater.

Lake District Horse Riding

Horse Riding

Horse livery is available at the bottom of the hill at Snittlegarth. This area being perfect for riding – as there are few roads, open fells with stunning scenery and little to disturb your riding.

Rookin House Lakeland Adventures near Troutbeck (Just off A66) is ABRS approved and a riding school branch of The Pony Club. There is a wide range of horse riding options - to suit all abilities.