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What to Do: Curlew Guided Walking

Curlew Guided Walking - Holidays and short breaks in the North of England. The Lake District and  Yorkshire Dales National Parks offer some of the finest walking and hiking in Great Britain. Hadrian's Wall combines centuries of history with fine Northumberland scenery. The Eden Valley is a quiet oasis little-known to all but the most discerning. Curlew Guided Walking have been providing holidays and short breaks that sample the best that the UK can offer since 1997.

Curlew Guided Walking

What to Do: Dalemain Country House

Dalemain is a real treasure. The fantastic Lake District historic house and gardens contains behind its Georgian facade, a wealth of Tudor and Mediaeval rooms and buildings. There has been a settlement at Dalemain since Saxon times, when a fortified pele tower is mentioned and the present day courtyard is testimony to the defensive nature of the hamlet surrounding that tower.

Dalemain Country House

What to Do: Days Out in the Lakes aims to provide you with the greatest choice of things to do and places to visit in Cumbria and the Lake District including Ambleside, Barrow-in-Furness, Carlisle, Cartmel, Coniston, Grasmere, Hadrian’s Wall, Kendal, Keswick and Penrith. Explore indoor or outdoor attractions, activities, events, shopping, heritage or family fun.

Days Out in the Lakes

What to Do: Days Out With The Kids

Looking for a day out with the kids - turn off the TV, lock up the games console and have a great time with the children.
Whatever the weather and whatever their age discover loads of fantastic family friendly attractions just round the corner and all over the uk

Days Out With The Kids

What to Do: Distant Horizons

Outdoor activities, journeys and expeditions.

Distant Horizons

What to Do: Glenridding Cybercafe

If you like a nice simple site, quick to load, full of all the links you need, no advertising and a GREAT VIEW over the lake then click here

Glenridding Cybercafe

What to Do: Glenridding Guides

Glenridding Walking Guides is a small friendly walking and climbing company.  Based at the southernmost end of Ullswater at the foot of Helvellyn in the stunning English Lake District.

Glenridding Guides

What to Do: Green Day Out

Green Day Out - where you can search ideas for days out in England, Scotland and Wales.
Browse the site for things to do at the weekend, places to visit, activities, family days out, courses, rainy days out, or holiday accommodation. Check out the free monthly competitions, special offers, and interesting articles.

Green Day Out

What to Do: Lake District Estates

Lake District Estates is a family owned business based in Kendal, offering superb letting opportunities, caravan parks set in spectacular locations, retail outlets and award winning tourist attractions.

Lake District Estates

What to Do: Lakeland Walks

If you enjoy walking in the Lake District National Park or even... fell walking, trekking, hill walking or hiking, then this is a good place to start.

Lakeland Walks

What to Do: Lakes Culture

Explore and enjoy the arts and culture on offer in Cumbria. The Lakes Culture team has selected some of the holiday’s top highlights for you to savour. In our Top 10 arts events over the Easter break you can discover top cartoon tips with an internationally acclaimed illustrator, discuss films with Barry Norman, hear a stunning line-up of blues musicians on the shores of Lake Windermere, see some of the best art in the world and...some Herdwick Sheep!

Lakes Culture

What to Do: Rabbit Rabbit

Rabbit Rabbit Supply a wide range of great gift ideas for children.

Rabbit Rabbit

What to Do: Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

Join us as we journey from Ravenglass, the only coastal village in the Lake District National Park, across the estuary, through the hills, past seven request stops with a 1:55 gradient at times, en route to our final destination some seven miles up the line to Dalegarth for Boot Station. The journey itself was one of Wainwright’s favorites, crossing seven miles of spectacular scenery to the foot of England’s highest mountains, the Scafell Range (3,209ft) at their peak.

Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

What to Do: Reach Beyond Adventure

Outdoor adventure activities for groups, families, stag & hen weekends. Canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing, abseiling, ridge scrambling, hill walking, yacht sailing, ghyll scrambling, gorge walking & high ropes.

Reach Beyond Adventure

What to Do: Rheged Centre

Rheged is a Cumbrian visitor attraction located just two minutes from the M6, (J40) at Penrith.  An international award winning day out, Rheged is Europe's largest grass covered building, designed to resemble a Lakeland hill.   Following a massive upgrade of their digital cinema system Rheged can now bring you the biggest and best large format films in amazing 3D.  Open every day except Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Rheged Centre

What to Do: Rookin House Activity Centre

Rookin House is an established adventure venue and has been offering a wide variety of outdoor activities for over 20 years. Family owned and operated, Rookin House has a strong focus on both fun and safety. The centre is just 4 miles from Ullswater, and 8 miles from both Keswick and Penrith and easily accessible from the A66.

Rookin House Activity Centre

What to Do: The Electric Cycle Centre

The Electric Cycle Centre is convieniently located near to Penrith railway station and a short drive from jnc 40 M6. Please call to book a demo ride or for info on a particular model. They also offer fantastic servicing and repair facilities that cater for any electric cycle requirement. The Electric Cycle Centre have pioneered an electric cycle recharging network across our region. This opens up a larger area to the e-cyclist and for them to take to opportunity to recharge their batteries and enjoy our beautiful countryside at the same time.

The Electric Cycle Centre

What to Do: The Wordsworth Trust

Explore the traditional Lakeland cottage and home of the famous poet William Wordsworth and discover what life was like at the turn of the 19th Century.   Whilst living in the inspirational setting of Dove Cottage, Wordsworth produced the most famous and best-loved of his poems and his sister Dorothy wrote her famous Grasmere Journals.

The Wordsworth Trust

What to Do: Twizy Hire

Great ideas of where to go when you hire one of our brilliant Twizy eletric vehicle vehicles

What to Do: Ullswater Yacht Club

Situated on the North East shore of the beautiful Lake Ullswater, about 2 miles from Pooley Bridge on the Howtown Road. Being at the northern end of the Lake District National Park Ullswater Yacht Club is unrivaled in its facilities both on and off the water.

Ullswater Yacht Club

What to Do: Visit Cumbria

With over 5000 photographs and maps and 1,400 information pages on the Lake District and Cumbria, as well as many hundreds more pages of information on accommodation, activities, places to visit, tourist attractions and places to eat, Visit Cumbria is renowned as the Encyclopaedia for Cumbria and the Lake District.

Visit Cumbria

What to Do: Visit Northwest - Ullswater

The tourism website for North West England

Visit Northwest - Ullswater

What to Do: Wildzone

The Lake District attracts visitors year-round to Cumbria's visitor attractions, glacial landscapes and excellent accommodation. Although visitors often miss out on the wild experiences minutes away from the tourist hotspots. The Wildzone aims to help visitors really see the wild side of Cumbria from close up wild life encounters to wild family activities.


Where to Stay: Hill of Oaks - Award winning Lodge and Caravan Park

Nestling on the slopes of ancient woodland, Hill of Oaks offers exclusive lake frontage for almost one mile along the shore of Lake Windermere in the Lake District National Park. The Park welcomes touring caravans, motor homes and offers exclusive sites for holiday homes and lodges.

Hill of Oaks - Award winning Lodge and Caravan Park

Where to Stay: Waterfoot bookings

Woodclose Park. Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria

Where to Eat: The Crown Inn - Pooley Bridge

The Crown Inn is situated on the banks of the River Eamont in the village of Pooley Bridge. It is adjacent to the north end of Ullswater and is about 5 miles west of Penrith. We’re a friendly, family run pub and are open all day – every day. We serve good beers and good home cooked food.

The Crown Inn - Pooley Bridge

Where to Eat: The Horse and Farrier

The Horse and Farrier is an 18th Century Inn situated in the idyllic Lake District village of Dacre between the ever-popular tourist destination of Pooley Bridge, the Ullswater ‘Steamers’, and Troutbeck.

The Horse and Farrier

Transport & Local Information: Eden Rivers Trust

The Eden Rivers Trust is the only charity dedicated to the conservation and protection of the River Eden, its tributaries and its surrounding countryside.  It was set up in 1996 and has carried out more than 200 projects to improve the condition of the river for its wildlife and for people to enjoy.

Eden Rivers Trust

Transport & Local Information: Go Lakes

The official website of Cumbria Tourism.  Cumbria and the Lake District is a perfect holiday destination.  With a wide choice of accommodation and places to visit from Lake District hotels to cosy Cumbrian cottages .  You will be sure to find a holiday to suit all your needs and tastes. Why not enjoy a short break this spring time.


Go Lakes

Transport & Local Information: Green Tourism Business Scheme

Sustainability and green issues are now very much mainstream, with governments, businesses and individuals all involved.  Tourism, as one of the main economic drivers in the UK, has its part to play.  That is where the Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS) comes in.

Green Tourism Business Scheme

Transport & Local Information: Love to Escape

Welcome to, the definitive and easiest site to find the holiday accommodation and attractions you want.

Love to Escape

Transport & Local Information: Patterdale

Everything you need on one site - All Local information


Transport & Local Information: Patterdale Village Store

Our village store and post office is in Patterdale in the beautiful Lake District National Park in Cumbria. We are close to Ullswater and Helvellyn and offer a wide range of food, drinks and gifts.

Patterdale Village Store

Transport & Local Information: Penrith Red Squirrel Group

Founded in 1994 by local people concerned that they would lose their red squirrels if something was not done about grey squirrels encroaching on the area and becoming established as they had in the rest of England.We will continue to promote the view that red squirrel conservation is predominantly about grey squirrel control until an alternative strategy is developed.

Penrith Red Squirrel Group

Transport & Local Information: Stayin The Lake District

Online accommodation and tourist guide for the Lake District. 

Stayin The Lake District

Transport & Local Information: The Lakes

On this web site, The Lakes, you will find about the Lake Festivals, The Lake Poets, The Lakes, The Walks, The Mountains and the wonderful Festivals in this beautiful part of the world - The Lakes! Come & visit soon.

The Lakes

Transport & Local Information: The RSPB

Saving threatened birds and wildlife across the UK and overseas. With your support, we are creating a world richer in nature.


Transport & Local Information: Ullswater Association

Ullswater Association

Transport & Local Information: Ullswater Steamers

Ullswater ‘Steamers’ is an award winning environmental accredited Lake District attraction celebrating over 150 years of operating lake cruises on England’s most beautiful lake, Ullswater

Ullswater Steamers

Transport & Local Information: Visit Cumbria

Visit Cumbria is renowned as the Encyclopaedia for Cumbria and the Lake District.

Visit Cumbria

Transport & Local Information: Visit Eden

The gateway to everything you need to know about this beautiful corner of Cumbria, The Lake District.

Visit Eden

Private Charter Partners: Celebration Cakes by Jackie

Bespoke traditional or contemporary designs, created with attention to detail are made from the finest ingredients. Hand crafted sugar flowers and decorations can be colour coordinated to complement and enhance the theme of your wedding to create a stunning centrepiece for your special day.

Celebration Cakes by Jackie

Private Charter Partners: Cumbria Classic Coaches

Cumbria Classic Coaches is a small friendly family run business specialising in running classic vintage half-cab buses and coaches.  Along with their heritage routes the buses and cars are available for private hire for anything from Wedding hire to television and film props, birthday pub crawls to anniversary coach transport.

Cumbria Classic Coaches

Private Charter Partners: Wedding Cakes of Cheese

If you are as passionate about cheese as we are, our unique wedding cakes of cheese will provide an unusual and exciting focal point at your wedding breakfast and provide a delicious, individualised dessert that we are sure will be talked about for years to come.

Wedding Cakes of Cheese

Accreditations: AA Travel Guide

Listings of various types of accommodation, including Bed and Breakfast, Pubs and Caravan Parks

AA Travel Guide

Accreditations: BH & HPA

National accreditation British Holiday Homes & Park Association


Accreditations: Cumbria Tourism

Regional Tourist Board with a host of local information and event calenders

Cumbria Tourism

Accreditations: Tourism & Conservation Partnership

The Tourism & Conservation Partnership has been set up to enable businesses and individuals to contribute towards conservation projects.

Tourism & Conservation Partnership

Accreditations: Visit Britain

VisitBritain is Britain's national tourism agency, responsible for marketing Britain overseas

Visit Britain
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