Car free adventures in the Lake District

It’s even easier now to enjoy car free and low carbon activities in the Lake District.

No 1, well walking has to the ultimate activity in the Lake District, a location synonymous with this extremely low carbon way to enjoy a day out. Improved bus and cruise services have opened up areas of the National Park so that the walk start point can be arrived at car free.

No 2, cycling, another highly popular form of exercise/getting around/enjoyment in the Lake District. Improved cycleways, especially off road sections, have been springing up left, right and centre enabling those who aren’t as confident on the roads to still get on their bike.

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Hire boots and wheels at Brimstone

No 3, not car free but definitely low carbon and that’s the Renault Twizy car hire facility on the Langdale Estate. These little, fun and quirky electric cars are great when a less strenuous form of activity is required. A really special route is going over the mighty passes of Wrynose and Hardknott to the wonderful and wild Western Lake District. Charge the car again in Eskdale before heading back over the passes to Langdale again. In between stop and view a full 360 degree vista of the Lake District and the Roman Fort on Hardknott.

Accommodation, well Brimstone Hotel on the Langdale Estate have that all sorted. They’ll come and collect guests from Windermere train station and allow them to be let loose in the Berghaus Boot room during their stay which will encourage even the less enthusiastic walkers to get out and about. Any one of the 16 luxury suites are the perfect post activity chill out haven and suites cost from just £220 when booking 30 days or more in advance.