Where to stay, bike, boat and eat on a seven-day ad­ven­ture in the Lake Dis­trict,

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AC­COM­MO­DA­TION 1 Grasmere Glamp­ing at Broad­rayne Farm near Grasmere

Tak­ing pods to a whole new level (above), these brand new ba­bies have got a comfy dou­ble bed, a well-equipped kitchen, a smart bath­room, a wood-burn­ing stove and even un­der­floor heat­ing. Toasty. From £225 for four nights (sleeps two). 015394 60978, gras­mereglamp­

2 The Leathes Head Ho­tel Bor­row­dale

Small Ho­tel of the Year in the 2016 Cum­bria Tourism Awards, Leathes Head is a stylish coun­try house ho­tel near Der­went­wa­ter. Head chef Noel Breaks has won its restau­rant a de­served rep­u­ta­tion for fine din­ing us­ing for­aged and lo­cally pro­duced in­gre­di­ents. 01768 777247,

3 The Dome House Bow­ness-on-Windermere

As seen on tele­vi­sion’s Grand De­signs, this unique multi-coloured con­struc­tion is perched on the side of a hill. With its breath­tak­ing ar­chi­tec­ture and sen­sa­tional views of Windermere, a stay at this guest­house is an ex­pe­ri­ence you’ll re­mem­ber for a long time to come. From £300 for two nights. 01539 444351, dome­house­

4 The Ge­orge and Dragon Clifton

The award-win­ning coun­try inn on the bor­der of the Lake Dis­trict makes an ideal base for ex­plor­ing north-east Lake­land. The kitchen sources nearly all of its in­gre­di­ents from the nearby Askham Es­tate or from pro­duc­ers within 20 miles, giv­ing guests an au­then­tic taste of Cum­bria. 01931 712350,­orge-and-dragon 5 Rent a moun­tain bike, hel­met and gloves, from Boot’s West Lakes Ad­ven­tures and coast the Eskdale Trail; £25 a day (child’s bike £15). 019467 23753, west­lake­sad­ven­ 6 Hire a self-drive elec­tric boat or take a cruise with Windermere Lake Cruises. Boats from £33 an hour; re­turn fare from Am­ble­side to Wray Cas­tle £8.60 (adult), £4.30 (child). 015394 43360, windermere-lake­

7 Rent a two-wheeled steed from the wide se­lec­tion of moun­tain bikes, gravel bikes and elec­tric bikes at Grizedale Moun­tain Bikes; £25/half-day (child’s bike £15). 01229 860335, grizedale­moun­tain­

Grizedale For­est Park

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