This part of the world has so much to offer, with the beautiful mountains and lakes that it is famed for and much, much more. From forest sculpture trails to barn shops selling local food, country houses to a tour of a local brewery, there is something for everyone.
There are lots of walking, cycling and activity providers throughout the area, offering horse riding, mountain biking, quad biking, rock climbing, canoeing, fishing, wind surfing, golf courses, caving and many more besides. Please go to the Go Lakes site for more information.
If you prefer more leisurely pursuits then shopping or sight seeing might be your scene. Kirkby Lonsdale a picturesque market town is just 7 miles away with an array of boutiques, delis and fantastic restaurants, see below for more details. Sedbergh a pretty little town on the edge of the Yorkshire dales is just 10 miles away and is known as a book town. Not forgetting the lovely Lakes towns and villages such as Hawkshead, Windermere, Ambleside, Kendal and Keswick which are all filled with visitor attractions.
If you fancy a bit of history and culture the area is brimming with spectacular houses, castles, museums and gardens. The local area offers fine dining, afternoon teas and pub lunches, as well as a whole host of local food and drink producers.
A charming market town on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales set in the Lune Valley. The area has inspired artists such as Constable and Turner with Norman Churches and 17th/18th century buildings. The scenic beauty of the River Lune is spectacular, the town is known for its 'Ruskin's View' (pic opposite), John Ruskin thought Kirkby Lonsdale and the surrounding area was one of the most beautiful in England.
Kirkby Lonsdale hosts many events, including a Christmas Fair. The town also boasts independently owned shops, boutiques and delis to please the most discerning of shoppers. With its 18th Century Inns, cafes and fantastic restaurants, it has something for everyone.