The Local Area

Littlemere is located in the edge of the Lake District, surrounded by picturesque towns and villages. Shops, outdoor activities, walks and cycle routes are never far away.

Kendal and The Lake Distict have many amazing places to eat and drink. We have Mitchelin starred restaurants (L'Enclume in Cartmel and The Samling nr Ambleside) ,Fantastic Local Restaurants in Kendal, Lake District Pubs offering a fantastic atmosphere and good food, Brewery's (Micro brewery's and larger brewery's offering food) and Cafe's perfect for a coffee and cake. You will never be short of options. Many pubs and cafes within the Lake District are Dog Friendly.

A few recommended Pubs and Cafes include :- (D/F = Dog Friendly)

Deja Vu, Kendal

Pedros, Kendal

The Moon, Kendal

The Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal

The Gateway, Kendal (D/F)

Romneys, Kendal (D/F)

The Station Inn at Oxenholme (D/F)

The Strickland Arms at Sizergh (D/F)

The Watermill at Ings (D/F)

Wheatsheaf at Brigsteer. (D/F)

Derby Arms, Witherslack (D/F) 

The Black Labrador (formerly The Punchbowl) at Underbarrow (D/F)

The Brown Horse, Winster (D/F)

The Punchbowl at Barrows Green (D/F)

Hare and Hounds, Bowland Bridge (D/F)

Hawkshead brewery beer hall, Staveley (D/F)

The Plough at Lupton, (D/F)

Sun Inn Kirkby Lonsdale (D/F)

Gilpin Bridge Inn, Levens (D/F)

Wilf's cafe at Staveley (D/F)

Brew Brothers cafe in Kendal. (D/F)

The Bluebird Cafe, Coniston. (D/F)


Littlemere is lucky enough to have public footpaths and bridleways in every direction, meaning beautiful walks and gorgeous views are on your doorstep. The Central Lakes and many of Wainwrights 214 walks are just a short drive away.


We are fantastically placed on lovely country roads where you can bike for miles at your leisure, we also have a selection of bridleways in the area. For the more adventurous the Lake District is home to some of the best off road biking routes and your never far from one!


We have a trekking centre just a couple of miles from Littlemere who offer some fantastic short rides and full day treks. There are also many other centres not far away on the outskirts of Kendal


Small boats can be hired from many locations around the Lake District. There are also water sports centres specialising in wakeboarding, water skiing and sailing. The Lake District is also a fantastic venue for open water swimming, Lake Windermere hosts the Great North Swim every June.

One thing is for sure - you will never be short of things to do in the area.

Visit the Lake District's official tourist board website to find out what's happening, where and when!

Image: The pier at Brockhole, The Lake District Visitor Centre.

Kendal - The Gateway to the Lakes

Just a few miles away from Littlemere is the small market town of Kendal - as well as being famous for making Mint Cake it is also a lovely town full of small shops, high street names as well as small specialist shops, sport shops, book shops and a whole array of coffee shops and cafes. The outdoor market is held on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The Local Farmers 'Made in Cumbria' Markets take place on the last Friday in the month.

On the edge of Kendal is a Morrison's Supermarket and Aldi Supermarket, There is also an Asda Superstore which offer a delivery service to Littlemere.