Located at the northern end of the Lake District National Park, there are numerous activities available both locally and slightly further afield.

  1. Cockermouth tourist information - http://www.cockermouth.org.uk/
  2. Keswick tourist information - http://www.keswick.org/visitor-information/contacts
  3. Cumbria tourist information - http://www.visitcumbria.com/
  4. Map of 209 activities and locations of interest in Cumbria - http://www.britainexpress.com/attraction-county-map.htm?County=Cumbria
  5. Click here for the SUMMARISED list of 209 activities and locations of interest in Cumbria
  6. Click here for the LONG list of 209 activities and locations of interest in Cumbria

Some attractions that we have often enjoyed:


  • Numerous walks in the Northern Lake District Fells and Solway Coast, book case in Lounge / Diner contains numerous books and pamphlets for you to use.
  • Pennybridge Fishing, (which Bing Crosby and Ian Botham enjoy[ed]), Bottom of Penny Bridge lane immediately in front of Coldgill View.
  • Wellington Farm petting farm, riding and karting, Cockermouth,
  • Wordsworth Museum, Cockermouth,
  • The Lake District Wildlife Park northern Bassenthwaite,
  • Lakes Distillery northern Bassenthwaite,
  • Bassenthwaite Sailing Club, northern Bassenthwaite,
  • Coast to Coast cycling route, can be joined in the lane above Coldgill View,
  • Cumbrian Pencil Museum, Keswick,
  • Solway coast, places of interest, Maryport, Silloth,
  • Sea life Centre, Maryport
  • Senhouse Roman Museum, Maryport
  • Keswick launch, lake tours,
  • Keswick Puzzle museum,
  • Keswick Museum,
  • Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum,
  • Climbing Wall, Keswick,
  • Cinema, Dunmail Park, Workington,
  • Cinema, Keswick, St. John’s Street
  • Kirkgate Arts Centre Cinema, Cockermouth,
  • Jennings Real Ale Brewery tours and shop, Cockermouth,
  • Famous Theatre by the Lake, Keswick,
  • Keswick Marinas for boat hire, sailing, canoeing; Nicol End Marine & Derwent Water Marina,
  • The Workington Heritage Trail.

Further Afield

  • Northern Lake District National Park, multitudinous walks,
  • Rooking House Farm outdoor centre; horse riding, karting, quad biking, Between Keswick and Penrith,
  • Watendlath and Ashness Bridge, featuring “Surprise View” near Keswick
  • South Lakes Wild Animal Park, South Cumbria near Grange Over Sands
  • Ravensglass Railway, near Sellafield,
  • St Bees Head beach,
  • Dove Cottage, Wordsworth home, Grasmere,
  • Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hill Top Farm, Hawkeshead
  • Beatrix Potter Museum, Windermere,
  • Go Ape, Grizedale Forrest,
  • Coniston Cruises, Coniston Water,
  • The Muncaster Experience, Muncaster,
  • Hadrian’s Wall,
  • Ostrich World, near Penrith
  • Grasmere and the Olde Gingerbread Shop, Grasmere,
  • Steam Yacht Gondola, Coniston,
  • Brockholes Visitor Centre, Brockholes, Windermere.
  • Cartmel and race course, Cartmel.