Mardale Inn, Haweswater, Lake District
Country roads lead from the A6 to the Mardale Inn @ St Patrick's Well, a cosy Lake District inn dating from the early 18th century and recently refurbished by the new owners. The Inn is tucked away in the pleasant little village of Bampton in the Lowther Valley. This area, known as the Eastern Fells, is one of the most rural parts of the Lake District National Park and as such it was used as the location for the 80's cult classic film 'Withnail & I'.
All of our rooms can either be arranged as twins or doubles as required. All are ensuite, with the exception of Room 3 which enjoys private facilities and also a bath. We also have the option of creating family rooms by arrangement.
Walking in the area
The Mardale Inn is located alongside Haweswater with fine views over the Far Eastern Fells of the Lake District. The walking is varied and there is something to suit all abilities and tastes. The High Street range provides some of the best walking in the area with many routes starting from Mardale Head just a short distance up the valley. In addition quieter walking is close to hand on Selside Pike and the Shap Fells where you can spend a full day without meeting another walker.
For those walking the Coast to Coast, the location of the Mardale Inn saves the 3-mile uphill struggle to Shap, thus shortening the hardest day on the walk.