Perfectly snuggled between Kendal and Lake Windermere is the lovely Lyth Valley. Just 15 minutes to the heart of it from junction 36 of the M6 yet full of peace and tranquillity. Enjoy the rolling countryside found in this part of the south eastern Lake District with the dramatic landscape found a stones throw away to the north and west.
People may have heard of the Lyth Valley, being famous for its Damson’s as well as some excellent places to eat and drink yet this area still retains its peace and tranquillity. In Brigsteer itself are two excellent pubs whilst a 2 mile drive or very manageable walk sees guests being treated to the food and beverages on offer at the award winning Punch Bowl Inn at Crosthwaite. Broad Oak is set within a private estate, 17 acres to be exact, containing woodland, tarns and ponds and the hot tub installed last year has proved a stunning addition to this holiday let, all this and just 5 miles from Lake Windermere and less than 4 miles from Kendal.
Walking, well there are two absolute must do routes for views, Gummer’s How and Scout Scar. Both walks can be done whatever the time of year, are short so can be done even on a summer’s evening but for views both are hard to beat. Gummer’s How can be approached from two ways but ultimately it’s the vista, a view down to Lake Windermere, almost it’s full length and the fells beyond. Scout Scar is equally as impressive where those that head a little further to “The Mushroom”, a shelter with a view finder detailing what you can see from the 360 degree view. On a clear day you’ll be able to see the Langdale Pikes, Morecambe Bay and on very clear days, even Blackpool Tower. It really is a special and enjoyable walk with many viewing rewards.
The area has been notable confirmed in its beauty with its inclusion in the “Lonely Planet’s Beautiful World” book. The book has been published to showcase beautiful locations across the globe and the following is down in print as “The Lyth Valley – The unspoilt Lyth Valley is tucked in a hidden corner of Cumbria, where trees are laden with fruit and rolling hills are the most magnificent green.”
Where to stay in the Lyth Valley:
The Damson Dene Hotel offers great views, large private gardens, leisure facilities and a restaurant and bar. Rates start from just and it is definitely worth booking direct for the best rates as well as you’ll receive a £10 voucher to spend on food and drink during the stay.