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Things To Do

The Lake District offers a huge range of things to do, either energetic or relaxed, whatever the weather.  Please follow the links below for more information.



Walks from the house


Whether you want a gentle stroll with fantastic views of the Lake or a more challenging and exhilarating expedition; all are accessible from the front door of the house!


Gentle strolls

  • Lickbarrow Hill
  • School Knott
  • Brant Fell
  • Orrest Head 

More challenging hikes

  • High Street
  • Kentmere
  • Claife Heights – accessible by bike


Walks further afield


Roman How is an ideal base for walking in any part of the Lake District, but the following are all within about 45 minutes drive of the house:

  • Fairfield Horseshoe
  • The Langdales
  • Crinkle Crags and Bowfell
  • Helvellyn
  • Coniston Old Man
  • Grasmere Fells
  • Tarn Hows

 For excellent guides to walking in the Lake District, including descriptions of classic routes, see www.where2walk.co.uk and www.lakedistrictwalks.com.



Outdoor activities


Wet weather days

...and of course you can't beat browsing round the excellent outdoor clothing and equipment shops in Ambleside and Bowness!




 A selection of the best - and more unusual - shopping in the southern Lake District:

Places to eat These are some of our favourite places (in no particular order) within easy driving distance of Roman How for coffee and cake or maybe something a bit more substantial!

...and Bowness offers a wide range of pubs and restaurants within walking distance of the house.

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