Things to do in Troutbeck
Set amidst Lakeland fells, between the villages of Windermere and Ambleside, the Troutbeck Valley is a gorgeous retreat of grazing land, woodlands and scattered rural homes. Youll find the valley at the start of the famous Kirkstone Pass road, which gives you an idea of the dramatic surroundings. Although a much- loved tourist destination, Troutbeck Valley is free of busy car parks, tourist cafés and shops. A true escape.
The valleys name comes from the Trout Beck river, which winds its way down to Lake Windermere between the slopes of Wansfell and Applethwaite Common, and against the backdrop of the
Lake Districts dramatic Far Eastern Fells. You can wile away endless lazy days wandering and exploring in the valley itself, or sampling the dreamy pace of life enjoyed by Troutbecks friendly village community. Youll soon find your local!
Almost all of the houses in Troutbeck Valley are over 100 years old, so youll enjoy irresistible Lakeland character along with our high standards of comfort and furnishing. To add to your rejuvenating break, purchase a flexible day pass for the luxurious gym and spa at The Old England Hotel, Bowness.
From traditional Lakeland cottages to modern luxury homes, we have a fantastic selection of holiday cottages, including cottages in Troutbeck, all hand-picked for you.
Windermere is a stones throw away, along with all the attractions of Bowness and Ambleside. Distances are never huge in the Lakes, so you can explore with ease. To contrast the busier tourist areas, head north over breathtaking Kirkstone Pass road and youll reach idyllic Brothers Water, then Ullswater. Youre really spoilt for choice.
The wonderful thing about Troutbeck is that even the shortest strolls around the village offer fantastic views. If youre feeling adventurous, take on a steep climb to Wansfell Ridge or Wansfell Pike, or practise your wild camping skills on a route through the valley. To add to the serenity of your stay, we recommend
a drive over Kirkstone Pass to walk the shores of Brothers Water, a magical little lake.
For food & drink
With a few excellent gastropubs that stay faithful to their traditional roots, Troutbeck Valley is a wonderful place to refuel, drink and dine. The historic Queens Head has been a central part of the community
for years, steadily growing into a popular drinking spot and first-class pub restaurant. The Mortal Man Inn and Garburn Restaurant offer hearty ale and excellent meals with an unforgettable view. If youve a head for heights, dont miss Cumbrias highest inn, the Kirkstone Pass Inn.
Your first stop for stocking up the kitchen is nearby Windermere village, where youll find a Booths supermarket, bakers, butchers and more.