Telephone: Elterwater 015394 37210

Your account

Main site navigation

The Britannia Inn

Blog: Sports & Adventure

10 June 2018

Legendary Fell Runner to include The Britannia Inn en route!

As you may have heard legendary fell runner Joss Naylor MBE is walking/running from Wasdale to Brathay, to fundraise for Brathay Trust. 

Joss Naylor is one of England's most celebrated fell runners. The Cumbrian sheep farmer broke the Lake District 24 hour fell record three times in the 1970s - his 1975 record of 72 peaks, covering 100 miles and around 38,000 feet of ascent in 23hrs 11mins, stood for 13 years.

At age 50, he completed the 214 peaks of the Wainwrights in seven days, one hour and 25 minutes, a feat not bettered until 2014. At 60, he bagged 60 Lakeland fell tops - at 70 he ran 70 of them, amassing more than 50 miles in the process. In 2016 the 'King of the Fells' celebrated his 80th birthday by running over 35 miles from Caldbeck to Wasdale, raising funds to help vulnerable children and young people.

"I've taken a lot from the tranquility of the Lake District - an appreciation of the landscape, wildlife and plants. For me, running has always been more about getting out in the natural environment than it is about exercise or training."

On Sunday 17th June, Joss will be leaving from his childhood home, Middle Row (Wasdale Head), and taking the following route:
Middle Row - Burnmoor Tarn - Woolpack Inn (Eskdale) - Penny Hill - Grassguards - Wallowbarow - Newfield Inn (Seathwaite) - Walna Scar - Coniston Coppermines - Tilberthwaite - Three Shires Inn (Little Langdale) - The Britannia Inn (Elterwater) - Loughrigg Tarn - Loughrigg - Brathay Hall... about 30 miles & 6,000 ft of climbing.

The event schedule can be found on the BrathayChallenges website: 

We wish Joss the best of luck, and look forward to having you at The Britannia Inn! 


By Andrew Parker, 10 June 2018 – 0 comments

11 October 2013

We are Sailing!

Enyou a day out on a 32 foot luxury sailing yacht with Outrun Sailing. Moored on Windermere these stunning 6 berth yachts provide a fantastic experience of sailing at its best.

Yachts can be taken with a skipper for a days sailing, tuition is provided for those wanting to get hands on experience. The skippers are all licenced Windermere Boatman with years of experience on the Lake providing you with safe and interesting day out. Seeing the lake District from a completly different perspective.

Outrun Sailing 07876038051 or visit

By Andrew Parker, 11 October 2013 – 0 comments

14 February 2012

Guns, Diggers and Shooting

Shooting clays

If you are looking for an exiting day out with a choice of driving Stalwart Army trucks, Quads, or Argo Kats. Travel on guided Quad trails. go on assult courses or shoot with air rifles and archery then Rookin House Activity Centre is for you.

Located over in the Ullswater Valley about and hours drive from the Brit.  THis all year round attraction has a wide variety of attractions for boys on toys and the slightly older boys.

Prior booking is essential call 017684 83561 or vist web site


By Andrew Parker, 14 February 2012 – 0 comments

14 February 2012

Keswick Adventure Centre

Ghyll Scrambling

Caption: Rock Climbing

If you want to enjoy the more extreme activities in the Lakes then call the guys at Keswick Adventure Centre, they can organise Rock Climbing, Absieling, Mountain Biking, Canoeing, Ghyll Scrambling and Zip wires.

Call 017687 75687

By Paul Fry, 14 February 2012 – 0 comments

14 February 2012

Horse Riding

The Lakes has a variety of Horse Riding Schools and Centres.

Bigland Hall is located just south of Newby Bridge on the Kendal Barrow Road about and hours drive from the Britannia. Situated in the grounds os the mansion that is Bigland Hall.

The riding centre offers, tekking, lessons and rding holidays, for novices and experienced riders alike.

By Paul Fry, 14 February 2012 – 0 comments

14 February 2012

Offroading over mountain passes and rough terrain

Off roading accross the Lakeland Fells

The men of Kankku based in Windermere, just 20 minutes from the Brit offer some of the most exiting driving over some of the hardest most dangerous roads in the lakes.

In specially prepared Land Rovers with roll cages, sump guards and rally harnesses you get the chance to drive these vehicles, up down and through terrain you would not beleive possible.

Kanku have just added three vehicles to thier fleet to allow customers a self drive experience.


By Paul Fry, 14 February 2012 – 0 comments
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter