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The Royal Oak, Borrowdale

You will find the Royal Oak hotel situated at the pretty village of Rosthwaite in the Borrowdale Valley. We consider ourselves fortunate to have an abundance of walks accessible right from our door-step, Cat Bells, Castle Cragg, Langstrath Valley, Grange Fell and High Spy to name a few. We are even on route and one of the stopovers for the famous Coast to Coast and the Cumbria Way walks.

The Royal Oak, Borrowdale

Nearby neighbouring villages Stonethwaite and Seatoller have commanding views of the Borrowdale Fells and are great starting points for ascending the hills or low-level walks. Seatoller, located at the foot of the Honister Pass, is a popular place to start the ascent of Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England and Glamara and Great Gable are also accessible from here.

Scafell Pike

One of the most scenic places in this area is the tiny hamlet of Watendlath, with a small tarn of the same name it is also a popular place for fishing. The entire hamlet is owned by the National Trust and is managed by tenant farmers.

Ashness Bridge, Derwentwater

In the main valley some 4 miles from the popular tourist town of Keswick, near the impressive Ladore waterfalls lies the small and attractive village of Grange in Borrowdale which can be reached over the quaint two arched bridge. A popular stopping place for a picnic or a visit to the riverside café, it boasts a beautifully preserved old church.


From here the valley narrows into the spectacular “Jaws of Borrowdale” where the road and paths are squeezed into the gorge. The scenery suddenly changes from the dramatic Jaws to one of rich pastureland bordered by dry stone walling spread across the flat valley floor and the wide panorama of mountains are revealed in all their majesty.

From the highest summit of Scafell Pike to the shores of Lake Derwent water, we are proud to call the Borrowdale Valley our home.

Newly-refurbished rooms at The Royal Oak, Borrowdale

After a busy day out walking, what could be better than coming back to the welcome of luxury accommodation and great home-cooked food. The Royal Oak hotel has recently been extended and refurbished and we have an eclectic mix of sleeping accommodation, beautifully designed ensuite rooms, a stylish self-catering apartment and trendy bunk barn rooms. Our breakfast and dinner are prepared with the best locally sourced produce, temping home-made meals complimented with real ales and fine wines. We even offer all day complimentary tea and coffee, not to mention free scones every afternoon.

The drying room at The Royal Oak, Borrowdale
We’ve thought of everything, 100% carbon offset fuel source for hot water and heating, invigorating power showers, even a drying room for boots and coats, dry them overnight for the next day’s adventures on the fells.

Our winter pricing offers rooms from just £100 a night including hearty breakfast. Take a look at our website www.royaloakhotel.co.uk for more details.




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