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An association of professionally trained guides, all hold the coveted Blue Badge Guides for Cumbria & the Lake District National Park. They have a love and in-depth knowledge of the region as well as an excellent general knowlege of the UK.
Temple Sowerby, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 1SP
A tranquil haven with an almost-forgotten industrial past. Walled garden with outstanding medicinal and culinary herb collection and orchards, woodland walks to a restored watermill.
The Studio, Grasmere, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9SX
Art gallery and art shop run by the Heaton Cooper family, selling original paintings and prints from 4 generations of the family.
Coniston Pier, Lake Road, Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8AN
Float back to Victorian times as you indulge in a luxurious cruise on captivating Coniston water in this exquisite steam-powered craft.
Victoria Forge, Victoria Street, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1AD
Kankku has specially prepared 4x4 vehicles that you drive on rough and rocky scenic trails through the Lake District National Park.
Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8UR
A massive medieval fortress founded to protect historic city of Carlisle in 1092. Hear about its role in sieges and stories about the ghastly prison.
Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8AD
Brantwood, the former home of eminent Victorian John Ruskin and a treasure house of art and memorabilia. The 250-acre estate comprises 8 unique gardens, ancient woodland, high moors and meadows.
Honister Pass, Borrowdale, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5XN
The last working slate mine in England. Fully guided mine tours and Via Ferrata. Browse the visitor centre. Our Sky Hi cafe serves freshly prepared, locally sourced, paninis, and soups.
Ravenglass, Cumbria, CA18 1SW
La'aL, the little Cumbrian Railway is an award winning heritage visitor attraction and Lake District icon, living up to its “must do” reputation for all ages. Excellent facilities at both ends of the line, from sea to mountains.
12 Main Street, Egremont, Cumbria, CA22 2DW
The ruins of the 12thC Norman castle dominate the town of Egremont. It is set in lovely public grounds with flower beds, walks and trees, used for many open-air events, concerts, plays and poetry readings.
The Coach House, Winder Lane, Flookburgh, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria, LA11 7LE
A fascinating insight to the buildings of Lakelands yesteryear. Buildings made from local Coniston slate. Depict Cumbrian houses and farms all hand-made by Edward Robinson. Oriental garden.
Low Sizergh Farm, Sizergh, Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 8AE
National award-winning farm shop, tea room and craft gallery in a fabulous barn on a woking family dairy farm in the South Lakes.
Grizedale, Hawkshead, Cumbria, LA22 0QJ
Grizedale Forest has activities for all ages from mountain biking to relaxing walks, Go-Ape to sculpture in the forest. The visitor centre includes the forest shop, Cafe in the Forest and Grizedale Mountain Bikes bike hire and shop.
Lake Road, Keswick, CA12 5DJ
Keswick Canoe and Bushcraft is based in the heart of the Lake District National Park in the bustling town of Keswick. We are specialist providers of canoe tours, bush craft and wilderness skills, river trips and canoe expeditions.
Lakeside Pier Visitor Centre, Newby Bridge, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 8AS
Steamers and launches sail daily between Ambleside, Bowness and Lakeside. Additional summer routes. Timetabled services.
Lowther Castle, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2HG
Striking castle ruins with 130 acres of historic garden dating back 350 years, undergoing gradual recovery and restoration. A beautiful fully restored stable courtyard offers cafe and shop facilities.
Hutton in the Forest, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 9TH
Historic house and gardens based on a medieval pele towers with substantial 17th, 18th and 19thC additions. Extensive gardens in woodland setting walled garden, topiary, woodland walk and lake with cascade.