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  • Featured Upcoming Events

    There is always something happening in the Lake District. Dale Head Hall is located in the Heart of the Northern Lakes. It is a short drive to Keswick, Ambleside, Windermere, Bowness, Windermere, Carlisle and Penrith. Rooms for the upcoming events sell out quickly. Book direct for best rates.

    Discounted rooms for Keswick Beer festival

    Keswick Beer Festival

    1-2 June 2018


    Over 250 barrels of beer, lager and cider will be available to sample, with live bands providing the entertainment. The Keswick Beer Festival is always a sell-out, attracting nearly 6000 beer enthusiasts over two days, so be sure to book early.

    Discounted rooms for Keswick Mountain Festival #KMF2018

    Keswick Mountain Festival

    8-10 June


    Keswick Mountain Festival is your ultimate outdoors weekend. Challenge yourself with a world class sporting event, get inspiration from top speakers Chrissie Wellington and Mark Beaumont, then finish it all off with two evenings of live music from Melanie C, Peter Hook & the Light and of course festival favourites the Peatbog Faeries.

    Keswick Park Run, Whinlatter Park Run both are easily accessible by staying at Dale Head Hall.

    Park Run

    9am every Saturday Morning

    Keswick Park Run

    Whinlatter Park Run

    Park Runs are free 5k runs for the entire family. Two of the most scenic in the UK are located very close distances to Dale Head Hall Lakeside Hotel.

    • Keswick Park Run takes place along the old rail line. It's an out and back course.
    • Whinlatter Park Run is a more challenging course that takes place in Whinlatter forest. If you like to push yourself. This is the Park Run for you.
     Discounted hotel rooms for the Keswick Market Days

    Keswick Market Days

    Thursday & Saturdays

    Voted 2015 Best Outdoor Market in the UK. Attracting both locals and tourists, traders offer a wide selection of award-winning food and handcrafted gifts.
    Each stall has a unique offering, ranging from local produce to arts and crafts, as well as a celebrated selection of hot and cold foods to sample on site or takeaway and try at home.

  • Path OPEN in front of Dale Head Hall Hotel

    In early March 2018 a large number of established trees were blown down during the extreme weather conditions. Work is currently underway to repair the damage done.


    However as you can see from the map there are still other footpaths around Thirlmere which are open as normal.



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  • What's happening in the Lake District

    The central Lake District has inspired poets and writers for centuries. It is where Beatrix Potter created the likes of Peter Rabbit. It is the UK's newest and largest UNESCO World Heritage site. There are over 6,000 archaeological sites in the park, and more than 1,700 listed and historical buildings.


  • Dale Head Hall Lakeside Hotel

    Is an excellent base for exploring the countryside that inspired William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter, along with many other writers and poets. Come discover the magic for yourself.

  • Best walks in Britain 2018

    Staying at Dale Head Hall Lakeside hotel puts you in a central location to spend the days walking the fells of The Lake District.

    discount hotel near Helvellyn, Cat Bells, Scafell Pike, Keswick, Grasemere, Windermere, Penrith

    Dale Head Hall Lakeside Hotel

    In the heart of the best walks in the World Heritage Lake District

    • Helvellyn
    • Cat Bells 
    • Scafell Pike
    • Buttermere Circular Walk
    • Old Man Coniston
    • Hadrian's Wall
    • Coffin Route Ambleside
    • High Cup Nick
    Breakfast included hotels near Striding Edge and Helvellyn


    Voted #1 walk 16.3km (10.1 miles)

    This is England's third highest peak and is a walk for those with a decent level of fitness. The infamous 'Striding Edge' is a challenging ridge walk but this route leaves from the village of Glenridding before ascending the summit--and it's spectacular views--via the Keppel Cove approach.


    Difficulty: Challenging - Map: OS Explorer OL5

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    Cat Bells

    Voted #4 Walk 5km (3.1 miles)


    A small yet iconic fell that is popular with families due to its compact size. It dominates the views across Derwent from Borrowdale and is dubbed 'The Lair of the Wildcat'. There are plenty of ways to the top but the classic route is over the bumps of the North Ridge.


    Difficulty: Moderate - Map: OS Explorer OL4

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    Scafell Pike

    Voted #5 Walk 11.6km (7.2 miles)

    England's highest mountain provides those braving the summit with spectacular views of the surrounding fells. It also forms part of the national Three Peaks Challenge.


    Difficulty: Challenging - Maps: OS Explorer OL4, OL6

    Dale Head Hall Lakeside Hotel sits on the shores of Thirlmere at the foot of Helvellyn.  Just a short drive away from the number 7 walk in Buttermere

    Buttermere Circular Walk

    Voted #7 Walk 7km (4.3 miles)

    Buttermere Valley is a tranquil area of dramatic feels, farms and woodland, encompassing three lakes. Buttermere (the lake) offers one of the best round-the-lake walks in the Lake District.


    Difficulty: Easy - Map: OS Explorer OL4

    Old Man Coniston

    Voted #8 Walk 12km (7.5 miles)

    A moderate/challenging walk on one of the best known mountains in the Lake District. The hike to the summit starts and ends from the village of Coniston below and is well worth the effort to reach the top for some stunning views.


    Difficulty: Challenging - Map: OS Explorer OL6

    Hadrian's Wall

    Voted #18 Walk 10.4km (6.5 miles)

    A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hadrian's Wall was the North West frontier of the Roman Empire. The wall stretches for 84 miles and forms part of the Pennine Way. The walk follows the wall along a 3 mile section from Housesteads Roman fort to Steel Rigg and offers some fantastic views.


    Difficulty: Easy - Map: OS Explorer OL43

    Coffin Trail-Ambleside

    Voted #27 Walk 6.3 km (3.9 miles)

    Starting in the village of Ambleside this route follows the route used to carry coffins on their final journey to St Oswald's Church in Grasmere. In addition to beautiful views and tumbling streams, it takes in two former homes of poet William Wordsworth.


    Difficulty: Easy - Maps: OS Explorer OL7, OL4


    Dale Head Hall is perfect place to launch your walks on some of the best walks in the Lake District

    High Cup Nick

    Voted #30 Walk 15.6km (9.7 miles)

    This mountain has been dubbed the 'Grand Canyon of the Pennines' and one of the finest u-shaped glacier carved valleys in England. Fantastic views from the summit.



    Difficulty: Challenging - Maps: OS Explorer OL19 OL31


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    A Tranquil Treasure

    After a day of walking the fells, retreat to one of our cosy and relaxing rooms that overlook Thirlmere and Helvellyn.

    Acres of mature gardens and woodlands to explore

    Dale Head Hall sits alone on the shores of Thirlmere -->