The Cafe on the Lake is the hub for the activ­it­ies on Esthwaite Water.

Light lunches, smoked fish plat­ters and deli­cious cream teas are a wel­come refresh­ing treat after or before your walk to Hill Top or your Osprey Safari on the lake.


We have video loops of the anim­als on the lake, which make an inter­est­ing inter­lude, as well as books and draw­ing activ­it­ies for chil­dren and adults alike.

Pond dip­ping equip­ment with instruc­tional book­lets are on sale, as are other items of gift-ware.

A large pic­ture win­dow offers expans­ive views of the lake, all the more inter­est­ing when seen through our bin­ocu­lars.

Feeding time on the float­ing bird table is at 2pm every day.

Anyone wish­ing to try their luck fish­ing on the lake can hire tackle and boats from the fish­ing lodge.


For those will­ing to walk along the Beatrix Potter™ Nature Trail to Hill Top, then you may con­sider a longer stay in our car park.