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Improving website visibility

If you want to change the size of the text on this site, you can change your browser settings.

  • In Internet Explorer; select View, then Text Size, then Larger.
  • In Firefox & Netscape; select View, then Text Size, then Increase until you reach your preferred size.
  • In Opera; select View, then Zoom, then choose your preferred percentage size.
  • In Safari; select View, then Make Text Bigger.

For all other browsers please refer to the browser Help section.

Access keys

If you have difficulty using a pointing device such as a mouse, the following keyboard shortcuts will let you navigate around this site using your keyboard.

Alt + S Skip Navigation (jump to main content)
Alt + 1 Home page
Alt + 2 About us
Alt + 3 Gallery
Alt + 4 The area
Alt + 5 Location
Alt + 6 Maintenance
Alt + 7 The lodges
Alt + 9 Contact Us
Alt + 0 Website accessibility (this page)

Depending on your browser use one of the following:

  • With Windows-based systems:
    • In Internet Explorer 4 and Netscape 6 or later; press "Alt" and the relevant number/letter at the same time
    • In Internet Explorer 5 or later; press "Alt" and the relevant number/letter, then press the "Enter" key
    • In Firefox; press "Shift+Alt" and the relevant number/letter at the same time
    • In Opera; press "Shift+Esc" to view a list of available access keys then press the relevant number/letter
  • With Macintosh-based systems, use "Ctrl" instead of "Alt"


A hidden menu at the beginning of each page allows screen reader users to skip navigation and jump to the main content (access key S).

A hidden link also provides easy access to this, our website accessibility information (access key 0).

Headings and navigation

HTML heading tags are used to convey document structure. H1 tags for main titles, H2 tags for subtitles, etc.

All navigation menus are HTML lists. This ensures that they can be skipped easily.


All images include an alt tag. Where an image is purely decorative the alt tag is set to null to allow easy reading of the site by all users.


To ensure that our site is clear and easy to read. We have chosen font and background colours which contrast significantly.

If you wish to override the site's colours, you can change your browser settings to suit your own requirements.


Cascading style sheets are used for all visual layout. If your browser does not support stylesheets, the content of each page will still be readable and clearly structured.

To apply your own stylesheet using Internet Explorer:

  • select Tools, then Internet Options, then Accessibility,
  • next click on any or all 3 checkboxes to ignore colours, font styles or font sizes,
  • in the same window you can change your style sheet by clicking the checkbox that says, 'format document using my style sheet' then browse to your style sheet and click OK.

For all other browsers please refer to the browser Help section.


Most data tables have header cells, to allow screen readers to understand them. Table summaries and captions are also used where appropriate.


To ensure easy navigation, all forms fields follow a logical tab sequence. They also have ‘label’ and ‘id’ attributes to make the process of filling them in as easy as possible.


All text links have been written clearly to identify where they go. Links which open in a new window are labelled ‘This link will open in a new window’. If you do not have JavaScript enabled, the information will be displayed in the same window – use the back button on your browser to return to the website.


Where appropriate, abbreviations and acronyms have been given a full textual explanation.

The Area

Hilltop Lodges are located in a stunning area. More about the area


We think we have beautiful lodges at Hilltop. View our Gallery


Hilltop's restful setting is just 2 miles from Kendal. Find Hilltop Lodges

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