Return to Glenthorne, Grasmere in the English Lakes

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DATES Mon 13th October 2025
- Sat 18th October 2025

WalkingWomen celebrates 25 Years in 2025 and what better place to return to - The Glenthorne Guest House and the first hotel Diana Clarke, the founder of WalkingWomen booked. We hope many of you will join us as we celebrate what WalkingWomen has given so many women over these 25 years. We will be celebrating throughout the year and beyond! PLEASE BOOK EARLY SO WE CAN RESERVE MORE ROOMS IF WE NEED THEM.


Date: Monday October 13th to Saturday October 18th 2025

Guide:  Jo Bird and other WalkingWomen Guides who have been with WalkingWomen since the beginning – will depend on numbers who book.

Walking Grade: A bit of everything as a variety of walks are offered from Goat 1 to 3. Expect walks each day of 4-5 hours.


  • A stay at a wonderful Guesthouse in the heart of the Lake District
  • A reunion of old friends and the chance to make new ones
  • Reviving walks each day

Base: Glenthorne Guest House, Easdale Road,Grasmere,Cumbria

A long established Quaker run Guest house in the heart of the English Lake District. It has always been popular and provides a welcoming, relaxed, comfortable environment with delicious home-cooked meals.

Arrivals: Please arrive by 15.00 on Monday 13th.

There is parking at Glenthorne if you are driving or local buses and trains.

Departures: After a short morning walk on Saturday 18th October.

Leave after 14.00

Price: £1150 for a solo occupancy room fully inclusive

If you bring a friend/partner and share it is £1000.

For the 1st 6 women to book we will discount to £999 and we will adjust your invoice on booking.


  • Ensuite solo occupancy bedroom
  • All breakfasts and evening meals at the hotel
  • Packed lunches on 5 walking days
  • Local Transport required for walks
  • Guides to offer a variety of walks

Not included:

  • Transport to Glenthorne
  • Drinks from the bar


Why join us? What could be nicer than a women’s autumn walking holiday before the winter sets in.

And why Grasmere and this area of the Lake District ?  A must to visit  such natural beauty. Stunning landscapes, including rolling hills, lush forests, and the serene Grasmere Lake.

And for literary lovers we have the Wordsworths and Beatrix Potter – a place where you can see why there was so much creativity.

Not forgetting the ancient recipe for gingerbread – it really is the best!

Just join us and see for yourself!



You can expect an itinerary filled with walks to explore this beautiful area of the Lake District and discover something of Beatrix Potter who lived in Grasmere.

Details will be provided.


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Return to Glenthorne, Grasmere in the English Lakes
DATES Mon 13th October 2025
- Sat 18th October 2025

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