The Apartments are very fortunate to be a ten minute drive away from Fell Foot Park – a National Trust country park which offers access to the shores of Lake Windermere. Stop off for a picnic, hire a rowing boat or simply admire the wonderful seasonal flowers. A new adventure playground has recently been introduced for children.
We’re also very close to the home of children’s author Beatrix Potter and the official World of Beatrix Potter Attraction is just a hop, skip and a jump away at Bowness on Windermere.
Other attractions you might want to explore include:
The Lake District is famous for its challenging walks, but Walks Without Stiles provides 39 laid back stunning walks suitable for little legs and buggies.
Historic Sizergh Castle and Gardens, situated around four miles south of the town of Kendal, is now owned by the National Trust, although a member of the Strickland family, who have been in possesion of the house since 1239, still occupies their ancestral home. The castle is set in 14 acres of award winning lake and gardens.
Go Racing. Throughout the summer national hunt racing happens on the edge of the picturesque village of Cartmel. Its a great day out for all the family with picnics and fairground rides.
Steam Railways. The nearest starts from Haverthwaite. Or journey for seven miles from the delightful coastal village of Ravenglass through two glorious valleys to the foot of England’s highest mountains by steam train, some of the carriages are even open!
Lower Sizergh Barn. Eat homemade cakes whilst watching the cows being milked, then go for a walk on the farm trail. Please check their website for milking times.
River Deep Mountain High provide adventurous outdoor activities in the Lake District for individuals, couples, families and groups. Activities include gorge walking, canoeing, abseiling and more. High quality equipment, hot chocolate and fully qualified instructors.
YMCA Lakeside is the largest outdoor activity centre in Cumbria offering activities including kayaking or canoeing on Lake Windermere, exploring crags on the hills, or swinging through the local forests on King Swings. With obstacle courses for those that like a challenge and mentally testing courses for those that like a bit of strategic planning.
Hawkshead Trout Farm at Esthwaite Water have trout fishing, winter pike fishing, fly fishing tuition, a 'Kids Catch Your Own' enclosure, hot and cold food, farm shop, tackle shop, disabled access and stunning views.
Lake District Visitor Centre at Brockhole has an adventure playground packed with rope walks, slides, swings, scramble nets and zip wires. Conquer the wooden fort or mess about on the shipwrecked boat! There’s also a lakeshore, jetty and trails around the gardens.
Holker Hall is the home of Lord and Lady Cavendish who welcome visitors of all ages to one of the best-loved stately homes in Britain. Magnificently situated only a short distance from Grange-over-Sands and the expanse of Morecambe Bay, Holker Hall is set in exceptionally beautiful countryside with gardens that merge into Parkland framed by the Lakeland Hills. There are many events throughout the year including famous garden and food festivals.
Go Ape is a ‘high-wire forest adventure’ with giant obstacle courses up in the trees using ladders, walkways, bridges and tunnels made of wood, rope and super-strong wire, and top it all off with some of the country’s best zip lines.
Ulverston Golf Club is only a short drive from the apartments, they welcome new visitors at this fabulous 18 hole course.