As well as some of the most stunning walking in England, the most beautiful streams and rivers to picnic next to and magical woods to explore there is a great selection of things to do and places to visit in the local area.
Whinlatter is home to stunning views, fantastic walks, rare wildlife and Go Ape adventure play. It is also home to the longest purpose-built mountain bike trails in the Lake District.
Visit Website: https://www.forestryengland.uk/whinlatter
The Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway is one of the oldest and longest narrow gauge railways in England, known affectionately as La’al Ratty meaning “little railway“ in olde Cumbrian dialect. Our heritage steam engines transport passengers from Ravenglass, the only coastal village in the UNESCO World Heritage Site Lake District National Park, to Dalegarth for Boot some 210ft above sea level.
Visit Website: https://ravenglass-railway.co.uk/
At the Aquarium we focus more specifically on the marine life that can be found in our coastal waters around the UK; however, we do also have a number of spectacular tropical fish tanks! There is also a fantastic cafe on site offering a wide range of hot and cold foods to cater for all tastes.
Visit Website: https://coastaquarium.co.uk/
From Anaconda to Zebra there's a world of wildlife nestled in the Lakeland fells at our Wildlife Park. See over 100 animal species ranging from the cheeky Meerkats to endangered species like Lemurs Gibbons and Vultures.
Visit Website: https://www.lakedistrictwildlifepark.co.uk/
Keswick is a 20 minute drive, which is a thriving tourist town full of restaurants, cafes parks and attractions.
Visit Website: http://www.keswick.org/
Armathwaite Hall offers day passes for their luxurious spa with facilities including a 16 metre infinity edge pool, outdoor hot tub, exercise studio and gym.
Visit Website: https://www.armathwaite-hall.com/spa/
There are a large selection of cafes, restaurants and lakeland pubs in Cockermouth and the local area, including;
Hundith Hill hotel, 2 mile away, 5 min drive
Wheatsheaf pub, Lorton, 10 min away, 3.3 mile away
Kirkstyle Inn, Loweswater, 15 mins away, 7 mile away
Old Posting House, Deanscales, 5 mins away, 2.6 mile away
The Royal Yew Inn, Dean, 9 mins away, 4.7 mile away
Located at the head of Honister Pass in the centre of the Lake District, we produce the world famous Westmorland Green Slate – a beautiful, functional material that has been extracted here for centuries.
Visit Website: http://www.honister.com/
Glaramara Outdoor Activity Centre offers great outdoor activities from rock climbing to ghyll scrambing.
Visit Website: http://www.glaramara.co.uk/
Located on the lake shore of Derwentwater near to the Lakeland market town of Keswick, the launch company offers Lake District cruises around Derwentwater throughout the year.
Visit Website: http://www.keswick-launch.co.uk/