With UNESCO having just awarded the Lake District ‘World Heritage’ status on Saturday 9 July 2017, why not discover this pristine watery landscape with the original walking holiday experts Ramblers Walking Holidays’, staying at their tranquil bolthole - Hassness Country House.
Owned by Ramblers Walking Holidays and forming the base for their popular walking programme in the region, this perfectly situated property on the shores of Buttermere, with wonderful lake and mountain views in all directions, makes it easy to see why the Lake District has been given this coveted status.
Remote and unspoilt, set against a tranquil area of dramatic fells, farms and woodland, it is an ideal spot for exploring the new World Heritage site on foot with one of the best round-the-lake walks in the Lake District right on the doorstep. With access to numerous Lake District walks as featured in ‘Walking amongst the Wainwrights’ – the iconic pictorial guides to the hills and the mountains written by the great Alfred Wainwright, Hassness Country House is the ideal base for holidays catering to all levels of fitness. Choose from ambles around the valley floor and its three lakes, Buttermere, Crummock Water and Loweswater to adventurous high peak challenges on the summits and ridges of the Western Fells.
Offering an extensive on-going walking programme, any days out are well rewarded with locally sourced home cooked meals and the promise of resident cook Ruby’s superb freshly baked cakes.
Ramblers Walking Holidays (01707 331133, www.ramblersholidays.co.uk) Hassness Country House three night break start from £205/person including half board accommodation (except for dinner on Tuesdays) and lunches on walking days. Ramblers Walking Holidays (01707 331133, www.ramblersholidays.co.uk). 4 and 7 night breaks also available.
For further information or bookings, visit Ramblers Walking Holidays, 01707 331133, www.ramblersholidays.co.uk
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Ramblers Walking Holidays is one of the holiday brands from RWH Travel (formerly known as Ramblers Worldwide Holidays), the experts in guided walking adventures. With over 70 years’ heritage, other brands within the group include the newly launched Chapters Experience Holidays – memorable experiential holidays around the world; Adagio – leisurely walking and cultural holidays at a gentle pace; Load Off Your Back – a self-guided UK walking programme and Cruise & Walk Holidays – cruise ship based walking holidays in association with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines.
For its walking holidays the company is the proud holder ofWhich? Recommended Provider status i.e.companies which are highly rated byWhich? Members and reach the exacting standards ofWhich? Researchers.
Each of the Ramblers Walking Holidays has been graded to help clients choose their preferred pace, with categories ranging from Grade 1-3/Leisurely (usually two hours walking); to Grade 4-6/Moderate (a combination of full and half day walks); and Grade 7-9/Challenging (full day walks where stamina is key).
On some dates, there is the chance to experience more than one walking grade with two leaders. Perfect for couples who prefer to walk at a different pace or have different walking abilities.
To help clients choose the type of walking holiday that will appeal to their interest, Ramblers Walking Holidays also uses symbols that depict the main interest on the walks. Categories include: Pioneer; Continuous Walks; Flora & Walking Holidays; Bird Watching & Walking; Lifestyle, Culture & Natural History; Hutting; Rail & Walk; Sightseeing.
The company’s mission is to generate funds for walking charities by the provision of outstanding outdoor activity holidays worldwide.
With its not-for-profit philosophy, the company contributes monies to the Ramblers Holidays Charitable Trust which supports walking related and environmental projects in the UK. The company also funds Heart & Sole - an initiative managed by company staff, with the aim of reaching into the heart of the communities visited both in the UK and overseas.
RWH Travel also runs The Walking Partnership - an initiative which champions walking at the 'grass roots' level by providing funding and support to walking groups and clubs throughout the UK.
Ramblers Walking Holidays is the Walking Holiday Partner of the Ramblers, Britain’s walking charity which drove the recent Big Pathwatch project, and has been pioneering and championing walking and ‘rights of way’ for over 70 years across England, Scotland and Wales.
Customers travelling on all holidays operated by RWH Travel are fully protected via the company’s membership of ABTA (No V5094) and as holders of an ATOL licence
(No 990). RWH Travel is also a member of AITO and ETOA.