We were going to write a blog post for November about Bonfire Night events in Hawkshead and the Ambleside, Windermere & South Lakes areas but as we come to post this, local events are either cancelled or in a state of hiatus. Keep an eye on our Facebook page and we’ll keep you updated as we find the latest on these.
Instead, and given the current situation, we thought we’d highlight a few days out and activities, available around the Queens Head over the winter period. Many can be done as small groups, some are more suited to individuals; all can be enhanced by starting, finishing or including within them a little light refreshment… obviously.
For example, in our October post, we talked about how we welcome dogs and highlighted a few dog friendly walks in the area. If that’s you, then you can still read that article, do the walk and bring your pooch for some post perambulation pampering.
However, as the nights get longer and the days cooler, we thought we’d highlight a few of our favourite winter activities and some that our regular visitors like to do when they visit the Queens Head too.
Things to do in Hawkshead throughout winter
Being in the lakes, we’re used to a bit of damp weather but there’s so much to see and do during the Winter months. Right from our doorstep you can enjoy miles of great walks and great cycling no matter the weather (just make sure to wrap up!). If you are travelling with your family, why not take a trip to The World of Beatrix Potter which is less than 20 minutes away by car or, if you fancy something closer, you can visit the Beatrix Potter Gallery right across the road! Looking for a spot of retail therapy? Windermere is home to some great independent shops and once you’re done, why not take a boat ride across Lake Windermere (weather permitting of course). After your days adventures, come back to the Queens Head in Hawkshead and enjoy a great pint or a heart Cumbrian meal to top off your day.
So, there you go. If you’re lucky enough to find a Halloween or Bonfire Night party near Hawkshead, to kick off the early part of the festive season, we’ll be here if you’d like to book a table and make night of it.
If however, the current situation precludes that, then perhaps you’ll think of us and pop in when you’re enjoying the great outdoors and the best that winter has to offer in English Lakes.
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