The Lake District

Covering an area of over 900 square miles and containing all of England's land above 3,000 feet, the Lake District features stunning mountainscapes, sweeping down to the impressive expanses of Lakeland's waters. From spectacular hillwalking and climbing to mooching around the traditional slate buildings of the lakeside villages and towns The Lake District makes the perfect day out from High Laning in Dentdale which lies on the eastern edge of the Lake District National Park.


Sizergh Castle

Located 4 miles south of Kendal and the home of the Strickland family for more than 750 years, Sizergh Castle and Gardens is cared for by the National Trust and features an impressive 14th century solar tower. The rich gardens contain part of the national collection of hardy ferns and are part of an estate covering over 1,600 acres of limestone pasture, orchards, woodland, and lake. Sizergh Castle holds many family events over the year.

Tel: 015395 60951


Low Sizergh Barn

Just across the road you'll find Low Sizergh Barn, a family-run working farm with farm trail, tea room and barn shop with 3 floors of food, craft and clothing galleries. Low Sizergh Barn holds family events throughout the year.

Tel: 01539 560426


Windermere Lake Cruises

The perfect way to explore the length of Windermere, with regular cruises between Ambleside, Bowness-on-Windermere and Lakeside you can see the best of lakeland towns, stunning mountain scenery and the secluded bays and wooded islands of Windermere.

Tel: 015394 43360


Beatrix Potter & Hill Top Farm

For Beatrix Potter fans both young and old, a trip to the World of Beatrix Potter attraction in Bowness-on-Windermere is a must. Celebrating the life and works of the author, the attraction brings to life the magic of her 23 little white books.

A short drive away and a trip over the lake on the Windermere ferry brings you to Hawkshead and Sawrey, where the National Trust care for Beatrix Potter's one time residence at Hill Top Farm. The house and gardens contains much of the inspiration for her famous books. Visitors must pre-book to ensure entry to the house and gardens.

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Dove Cottage & William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth's 'Daffodills' is one of the most well known poems in the English language. Today Wordsworth's home - Dove Cottage has been brought back to life with sights, sounds, and smells evoking memories of 200 years ago. At Wordsworth Grasmere visitors can learn about Wordsworth's life here with his sister Dorothy, his inspiration for many of his famous poems and a look at Lakes' life two centuries ago.

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