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

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.
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