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Go Ape!
VistEngland VAQAS

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

One lush green forest and a healthy dollop of breathtaking scenery; a smattering of tree-top high wires, tricky crossings and wind-in-your-face zip wires. Whinlatter is the highest Go Ape course in the country, at 360 metres above sea level

 
 
 
Carlisle
VistEngland VAQAS

Castle Way, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8UR

Impressive and formidable, Carlisle Castle amply repays exploration of its absorbing 900-year history. Long commanding the especially turbulent western end of the Anglo-Scottish border, Carlisle has witness many conflicts and sieges.

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  • Rail station: Carlisle (0 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Lazonby & District Outdoor Swimming Pool

Bank Foot, Lazonby, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 1BL

Lazonby Pool is a community run facility and a registered charity managed by local volunteers. There are two pools both heated to 25 degrees celsius by a pioneering heat pump.

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  • Rail station: Lazonby (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Acorn Bank
National Trust

Temple Sowerby, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 1SP

At the heart of the Eden Valley, with spectacular views to the Lake District, Acorn Bank is a tranquil haven with a walled garden and an outstanding medicinal and culinary herb collection. The restored watermill works most weekends.

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  • Rail station: Langwathby (5 miles)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Grizedale Go Ape

Grizedale Forest Visitor Centre, Grizedale Forest, Hawkshead, Cumbria, LA22 0QJ

The UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. Take to the trees and speed down zip slides. They're part of an exciting course of rope bridges, Tarzan swings and crossings; all set high above the forest floor.

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  • Rail station: Windermere (12 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Sailing Tuition

The Spit, Glenridding, Cumbria, CA11 0PE

Get yourself afloat amongst the stunning scenery of Ullswater! We offer RYA recognised Sailing Tuition for all ages and abilities, and the emphasis is on having fun in a safe environment with one of our experienced friendly Instructors.

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  • Rail station: Penrith (11 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Eclipse Leisure Centre

Unit 4 Derwent Drive, Derwent Howe Industrial Estate, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 3YW

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  • Rail station: Workington (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Fell Foot Park

Newby Bridge, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 8NN

A beautiful, family friendly lakeshore park with stunning mountain views. Extensive, sweeping lawns for games, picnics and gentle walks. Easy lake access.

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  • Rail station: Windermere (8 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Brewery

Ings, Nr Windermere, Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 9PY

The Watermill is a very popular traditional Lakeland pub. Upto 16 Real Ales on at once, all on traditional hand pulls.

 
 
 
The Pencil Museum

Southey Works, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5NG

Located in Keswick, the home of the first pencil, visitors enter this museum through a replica graphite mine which would have served as the source of the pencil industry over three centuries ago.

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  • Rail station: Penrith (20 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Mountain Biking - Tim Woodcock Route
Member of Cumbria Tourism

Skywalk House, South Road, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, CA17 4SY

Whilst there are various mountain route options available, the principal and fully documented route was originally devised by Tim Woodcock.

 
 
Kayaking
Adventure Activities Licensing Authority

Brocklebank Ground House, Torver, Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8BS

Kayaking in the Lake District has something for every one. Exploring The Lake District by kayak is a fantastic experience.

 
 
 
Lake District Cycling
Member of Cumbria Tourism

Penrith Station, Ullswater Road, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 7JQ

Lake District Cycling’s hire bikes are the perfect choice for cycling in the Lake District and Eden Valley. Hire a bike from Lake District Cycling and we will provide you with bespoke cycling options so you can make the most of your time.

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  • Rail station: Penrith (0 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
 
 
 
Townend
National Trust

Troutbeck, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1LB

A real Lakeland hidden treasure set in the beautiful village of Troutbeck, this 17thC solid stone and slate house sits imposingly on the hillside, its huge chimneys typical of the area.

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  • Rail station: Windermere (3 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Allan Bank
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Grasmere, Cumbria, LA22 9QZ

Make yourself comfortable in the former home of National Trust Founder, Canon Rawnsley. Only partially restored and decorated, this isn’t a typical National Trust experience.

 
 
 
Canoeing
Adventure Activities Licensing Authority

Lowick Old School, Lowick Green, Coniston, Cumbria, LA12 8EB

Fun lake activity, ideal for those who like to play on water but don't want to go it alone. 2-3 people per boat.

 
 
 
Windermere Lake Cruises, Lakeside
VistEngland VAQAS

Lakeside Pier Visitor Centre, Newby Bridge, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 8AS

Windermere Lake Cruises trace their origins back to Victorian days, steamers and launches carry over 1.35 million visitors each year. The steamers have saloons, promenade decks, teashops and licensed bars.

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  • Rail station: Grange-Over-Sands (6 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
The Fellsman

Appleby & Carlisle, TR27 9AD

This very special tour on board the celebrated “Statesman” train includes a unique return journey over the entire majestic route of the Settle to Carlisle railway in all its spring glory.

 
 
 
 

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