Things To Do

In the village: St Peter’s Church and the grave of the Finsthwaite Princess- the illegitimate daughter of Bonnie Prince Charlie (quiet visits only please).

Walks from the door: A 10 minute walk down the village lane takes you to the English Heritage Stott Park Bobbin Mill which offers discounts for groups, check website for opening times and events.

High Dam, just 20-30 mins walk through the woods take you to this hidden gem, with all the charm of the more famous Tarn Hows.

For a shorter walk (15-20 mins)  you can take the footpath behind the church over to Lakeside where you can get on the Lakeside Steam Railway or visit the Aquarium or have a drink in the conservatory of the Lakeside Hotel. Why not  take a trip on one of the traditional Windermere Steamers to Bowness or the passenger ferry across to the National Trust waterside park of Fell Foot, which is great for swimming and where there are rowing boats for hire, and other seasonal activities?

Take a boat from Lakeside to Bowness, Ambleside or Brockhole the National Park Visitors Centre  where there is much to do including Tree Top Trek and the Nets (booking advised), boats and bikes for hire, an orienteering course, an adventure playground and cafe.

Grizedale Forest  just 20 mins drive away is well known for it’s mountain bike trails and walks for all abilities.  Popular walks nearby include Gummers How, Tarn Hows, Claife Heights, Latterbarrow, Humphrey Head and the Grizedale Sculpture trail.

Tourist Attractions nearby- All t within 20 -30 mins drive.  There are several NT properties including Beatrix Potter’s home at Sawrey, Fell Foot and Wray Castle. Also worth a visit are Brantwood and Blackwell and check out the programme at the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal and  Zeffirelli’s Cinema in Ambleside.

Hotel Spa, Gym and Swimming Pool. There are several hotels nearby which offer temporary membership

Outdoor Activities  available nearby–

Canoeing, climbing, gorge scrambling, hill walking, horse riding and mountain biking are all available 10-30 mins drive away.

Somattractions local buttone of the attractions can be booked direct –  click the button


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