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Here are a few of the places, people and products we have tried and tested over the years – we continue to work closely with them and have no reservations in recomending each and every one -

Places to stay

Derwentwater Independent Hostel Situated just outside Keswick this much-loved hostel occupies Barrow House, an elegant Georgian house overlooking Derwent Water and surrounding  mountains. With friendly and knowledgeable staff, 88 bed spaces in 11 bedrooms, delicious homemade meals, a well-equipped self-catering kitchen, wildlife-rich grounds, their own waterfall and hydro-electric plant – ideal overnight accomadation for individuals, groups, and families.  Acclaimed Lakeland Lodges Carnforth at top ranking, 5* rated, South Lakeland Leisure Village could not be better placed. Five minutes from the M6 and on the doorstep of world renowned Lake district and Yorkshire Dales national parks, Morecambe Bay and several other sensational areas of outstanding natural beauty, it is an unrivalled location.
Kendal Hostel Located in a spaceous Grade 2 lised building right in Kendal’s centre, with excellent transport links to both the Lakes and Dales. Offering affordable accommodation for lone travellers, families, couples and groups. The staff are easy going, approachable, helpful and friendly. They have mixed and single sex dorms, and private rooms for groups. Single rooms are available too.  The Fisherbeck Ambleside, family owned and run since 1979, strives to provide personal, quality accommodation and service in the heart of the English Lake District.The 4 Star rated hotel is perfectly located in Ambleside with wonderful views of the Lakeland fells and an easy stroll to shops, restaurants & Lake Windermere, which means you can leave the car behind in their private car park and walk the fells right from the front door.Gill and Ray Lane together with their superb team are committed to making your stay as relaxing and comfortable as possible.  A peaceful and friendly retreat in the heart of the English Lake District, Yewfield is ideally situated for walking and enjoying this exquisite region of rare natural beauty which has been the inspiration for many poets and artists. Yewfield offers vegetarian bed & breakfast and luxury self-catering accommodation for non-smokers. With its stylish rooms, stunning views and peaceful ambience, Yewfield has been awarded a Visit Britain Quality in Tourism Rating of 5 Stars.   Set in over two acres of private grounds, Ambleside Manor is a lovely Victorian Country Guest House offering comfortable rooms on a vegetarian [vegan options available] bed and breakfast basis. Children are welcome.

There are lovely walks straight from the house into the beautiful Lake District countryside.

Ambleside is a thriving, friendly and welcoming village set right in the heart of the English Lake District.

Outdoor Equipment

buffalo systems - our favourite outdoor jackets – they have been keeping us warm and dry for the last 5 years, if we are working or playing outdoors – we will have a Buffalo top on or with us.

 Places to eat

ZeffsFellinis  In the heart of Ambleside, fine dining, fresh pizzas, live music and the latest film releases can all be enjoyed at both Zeffiellies and Fellinis vegetarian restaurants, cafe and cinema establishments.

Places to visit