Around Overwater Hall
The Local Area The Lake District has always drawn people for holidays: its lakes, hills and mountains appealing to walkers and climbers; its rich heritage of interest to many, from stately homes and castles to Roman forts and prehistoric stone circles; and its beauty an inspiration to all, whatever the weather.
Overwater Hall’s extensive grounds offer a host of opportunities for enjoying the local wildlife, with resident red squirrels being the top attraction. Deer and rabbits are amongst the less unusual visitors, whilst hotel guests delight in watching the feeding antics of the delicately coloured Nuthatch, or the more vibrant Greater Spotted Woodpecker. In fact, the Hall has often been described as a bird watcher’s paradise, and if you visit between April and August you might even catch site of one of Cumbria’s nesting Ospreys flying overhead on its way to fish at Overwater Tarn. To be sure of seeing these magnificent birds, visit the official Osprey viewpoint at Dodd Wood, just 3 miles from the hotel.
The native Red Squirrel still has a stronghold here in Cumbria and at Overwater Hall we see them every day. Visit us to see one for yourself, or click here to visit the official website.
A Walking Holiday
Walking costs nothing and has been proven to benefit your health and well-being. Whether a relaxing lakeside ramble is for you, or a more exhilerating mountain walk, the Lake District has it all - and here in the North Lakes you will often find that you have it all...to yourself! A booklet of local walks can be purchased from the hotel, price £1 including a donation to a local footpath repair scheme, and a small selection of OS maps is available for guests' use. If this is your first walking holiday, you might find the Ramblers website helpful.
A great choice of guided walks is on offer at Keswick Rambles
The Lake District Walker is an outfit offering bespoke outdoor activities - have you always wanted to climb a mountain, abseil a cliff, rock climb before finding a wild camp for the night? If it's safe and legal we will consider it. Call or e-mail for a quotation 01900 822448 | 0780 5929132
Bringing your clubs?
Cumbria has more than 30 golf courses, so you could stay for a month and not play the same course twice! Some courses offer very, very fine golf, and others are worth playing for the scenery alone.
If you are planning a golfing break, you will find Overwater Hall centrally placed for all of the following courses:
Perhaps you look for some culture while you are away? If so, you might choose to visit Wordsworth House in Cockermouth or Dove Cottage in Grasmere; Mirehouse, on the way to Keswick; Dalemain or Hutton in the Forest, near Penrith. We are Ambassadors for the highly acclaimed Theatre by the Lake in Keswick, enabling us to give you exclusive theatre discount vouchers when you book with us.
Children are well catered for in the area, too. There is a super leisure pool in Keswick for when the weather is less than perfect, and a visit to the Beatrix Potter exhibition in Windermere brings all her best-loved characters to life. Or try Rookin House Farm for a great adventure day on quad bikes, horse-back, even a ride in a field gun carrier – come to think of it, this is a great day out even if you haven’t brought the children along!