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Grizedale Forest Park and Visitor Centre
VistEngland VAQAS

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.

 
 
Whinlatter Forest Park & Visitor Centre
VistEngland VAQAS

Whinlatter Pass, Braithwaite, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5TW

Whinlatter Forest Park is England's only true mountain forest. Rising to 790 metres above sea level Whinlatter offers spectacular views of the Lake District and into Scotland.

 
 
Ambleside

Cumbria, -

At the heart of the central and south lakes visitor experience, Ambleside bristles with activity and is an ideal base for exploring the county.

 
 
Elterwater

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Elterwater lies in an attractive setting, a few miles west of Ambleside, hidden behind Loughrigg and Silver How, at the entrance to Great Langdale.

 
 
Ullswater

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Ullswater is the second largest lake at 7.5 miles long. Its is very deep and at picturesque with a lake road affording some lovely scenery.

 
 
Borrowdale

Cumbria, CA12 5UY

Stunning Lake District valley with inspirational mountain and lake scenery.

 
 
Ulverston

Town Hall, Queen Street, LA12 7AR, LA12 7AR

Ulverston is South Lakeland's festival town. It is a market town with unique charm, friendly traditional shops and original cobbled streets.

 
 
Sedbergh

Cumbria, -

Dating back to the Roman times, Sedbergh is an attractive market town full of character with an engaging mix of cobbled yards and historic buildings.

 
 
Thirlmere

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Thirlmere was originally two smaller lakes, which were joined to create a single resevoir surrounded by 2000 acres of spruce and larch.

 
 
Shap

Shap, Cumbria, LA8 9PL

The village of Shap consists mainly of two long lines of grey stone houses, many dating from the 18th century. The area around Shap was settled in Neolithic times, and there are several stone circles, and other standing stones nearby.

 
 
Haweswater

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Despite opposition, Haweswater was made into a reservoir in 1929 swallowing the villages of Mardale and Measand which can be seen when water is low.

 
 
Hadrian's Wall Path National Trail

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Walk Route: Gilsland-Brampton-Crosby on Eden-Carlisle-Bowness on Solway

 
 
Bassenthwaite

Bassenthwaite, Cumbria, CA12 4QG

The village of Bassenthwaite lies around 1 mile east of Bassenthwaite Lake. The lake is the most northerly of the lakes and is also one of the largest.

 
 
St Bees

Cumbria, -

The cliffs at St Bees (named after St Bega) are dramatic, composed of striking red sandstone some over 300ft high. There is an RSPB nature reserve.

 
 

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Walk Route: Cowgill-Dent-Sedbergh-Lambrigg-Patton Bridge-Burneside-Staveley-Bowness