I’ve used the lodge 3 times now. The location is perfect to be used as a base for multiple trips around the area. The path outside leads straight to Helvellyn via the edges, or a more grounded route via the zig zags. Another path takes you to sticks pass and towards the Dodds. It’s close to Ullswater for boat tours or hiring of canoes.
The lodge itself is huge inside, plenty of beds, and bathrooms, a games room, and plenty of books.
WiFi is fantastic, and kitchen big enough to feed an army of hungry mouths.
I'll be going back as great value for money. Great for charity events or business away days.