Heaven in fell country

Our hidden gem – stay right on the shores of Buttermere


A mountain looming above a lake

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The English Lake District is one of the most beautiful and dramatic walking areas in this country, encompassing mountainsides, summits, ridges and lakeside paths. Ramblers Walking Holidays explore a wide range of trails here to suit all abilities.

We have been guiding walks throughout the UK and worldwide for more than 75 years. Today, we offer more than 200 reasonably priced guided walking and activity holidays, and we’re committed to minimising our social and environmental impact by keeping groups small and supporting charitable causes at home and abroad.

In the Lakes, Ramblers Walking Holidays offer a diverse range of experiences, for individuals or small groups, which showcase the best of the area – no matter your level of fitness. Most are based at our authentic Lakeland retreat far from the main tourist hubs, tucked away on the remote shores of Buttermere with expansive views of the lake and the craggy fells beyond. Using Hassness House as a base, Ramblers Walking Holidays lead everything from gentle strolls to challenging treks, both among the Wainwrights and peaks opposite the house. You won’t run out of incredible trail options, magnificent views or panoramic skylines.

For something different, why not try our Navigation and Hill Skills Course or a combination of Yoga and Walking in the Lake District trips? Or there’s the Great Lakeland Ridge Walks, Lakeland Explorer, The Cumberland Way or Women’s Activity Week. All provide a memorable holiday in arguably the best spot in the world!


A mix of rooms are available, with seven out of 11 bedrooms having en-suite facilities. All offer stunning views. Book as a solo traveller, a couple or why not hire the whole house as a larger group?

More information 

Prices start from £395 for three nights. Or why not stay longer? Prices for four nights start from £495 and for seven nights from £875. Prices include most meals (breakfast and packed lunches plus three-course evening meals – except on one night for some departures) plus complimentary tea and coffee, cake after each walk day, the services of an experienced leader and, of course, the renowned Hassness House hospitality.

Special offer for walk readers

Save £50pp* for stays of four nights or more – terms and conditions apply.

Ready to book?

Find information about Hassness House, the Lake District and our wide range of walking holidays online at ramblersholidays.co.uk or call us on 01707 524 063 and we can help you choose the right holiday for you! 

*Terms and conditions: Book by 31/08/22. Valid on 4+ night holidays when you book between 27/05/22 and 31/08/22. Departures must be before 31/10/22. Quote ‘WALKMAG50’ when booking online or by phone. Only available to new customers – not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.