Local Information

Out and About – visitor attractions

Eden Valley Tourist Information site gives many links to places to visit in the whole area from Alston to Ullswater and Carlisle to Kirkby Stephen.

Eden valley Tourist Information site

We would like to think that you cannot beat the stunning scenery and many activities and things to do in the area but here is a selection of the more unusual and interersting in our area.

Specialist Food Shops

Abbott Lodge Jersey Ice Cream. A working dairy farm that produces 30 flavours of delicious ice cream from Jersey cows. http://www.abbottlodgejerseyicecream.co.uk
Greystone House Farm Shop & Tea Room. A wide range of Cumbrian produce including their own beef and lamb. http://www.greystonehousefarm.co.uk
Little Salkeld Watermill. A fully operational Watermill producing and selling stoneground organic flours and a wide range of organic foods. http://www.organicmill.co.uk
The Village Bakery Melmerby. Organic bakery & Restaurant.
http://www.village-bakery.com

Eating out Locally

The Fox – Ousby – link
The Shepherds Inn
– Langwathby – CA10 1LW
Brief Encounter Langwathby – Coffee Shop and Restaurant – link
Kyloes Restaurant – Gt Salkeld link
The Black Swan – Culgaith link
Mrs Millers Restaurant – Garden Centre – Culgaith link
Country Coffee Shop – Penrith link

Houses, Gardens & Nurseries

Acorn Bank Garden In Temple Sowerby. A National Trust Garden with an outstanding herb garden of 250 species of culinary and medicinal herbs and a tea shop that does good lunches. http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk
Beatrix Potter’s House. Hill Top farm and many other fascinating properties. http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk
Dalemain Historic House & Gardens. A much loved family home set against the picturesque splendour of the Lakeland Fells. Tea shop & lunches. http://www.dalemain.com
Hutton-in-the-Forrest. The romantic & historic home of Lord & Lady Inglewood. The house, gardens, woodland walks and tea shop are all open. http://www.hutton-in-the-forest.co.uk
Larch Cottage Nursery, Melkinthorpe. A specialist nursery growing one of the largest range of plants in the north. Coffee shop & lunches. http://www.larchcottage.co.uk
Hazel Dene Garden Centre, Culgaith link

Open Farms with a difference

The Alpaca Centre. A working farm breeding & rearing alpacas + a craft gallery with garments made from alpaca fibre. http://www.thealpacacentre.co.uk

Trotters World of Animals. Hundreds of animals from around the world and Birds of prey flying displays. http://www.trottersworld.com

Museums & Heritage Centres

Bowes Museum. A wonderful collection of fine art & decorative arts including Turner, Goya & Cannaletto. http://www.thebowesmuseum.org.uk
Cumberland Pencil Museum. Sounds dull, it’s not. http://www.pencils.co.uk
Rheged Centre. Discover Cumbria – Exhibitions, giant screen cinema, shops etc. – good for a wet day. http://www.rheged.com
Killhope Mining Museum. The history of lead mining in the North including a guided underground trip. http://www.durham.gov.uk/killhope
Nenthead Mines. Go underground on a tour of the extensive mine workings within England’s highest & largest lead mining complex. http://www.npht.com
Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery Carlisle http://www.tulliehouse.co.uk

Walking

Here is a link to a site with walks in both The Lake District and much closer. The link takes you to a walk up onto the Pennines from up to the beautiful High Cup Nick. Walks in the Lakes – Andrew Leaney
Hadrians Wall is not far away and there are many walks along its length. See Hadrians wall country

Cycling

Eden Cycle Centre. Rentals for all the family including trailers & tag-a-longs, plus ride guides for all levels. eden cyclecentre

Swimming

There are large indoor swimming pools in Penrith & Appleby and a well heated outdoor pool in the nearby village of Hunsonby.

Fishing

Blencarn Lake offers 15 acres of fly fishing, located just 15 minutes drive from the caravan park. http://www.lakedistrictfishing.net

Riding

Bank House Equestrian Centre – Horse riding and pony trekking near Penrith on the north west fringe of the lake district. link

Ride a Shire or a Clydesdale horse on the stunning Lakeland fells. http://www.www.cumbrianheavyhorses.com

Tennis

There are two public courts in Langwathby and several in Penrith

Transport

Settle-Carlisle Railway. They also do guided walks. http://www.settle-carlisle.co.uk/walks
South Tynedale Railway. England’s highest narrow-gauge railway. http://www.strps.org.uk
The Mountain Goat. Mini coach tours through the wilder parts of the lake district. http://www.mountain-goat.co.uk
Keswick Launch. On Derwentwater http://www.keswick-launch.co.uk
Ullswater Steamers. One of the best ways to enjoy England’s most beautiful lake. http://www.ullswater-steamers.co.uk
The Gondola Coniston. Cruise on Lake Coniston on a steam powered yacht. http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/gondola

Art Galleries & Studios

Alan Stones & Rebecca Payn: Open Studio. Two internationally renowned artists working in Blencarn. http://www.alanstones.co.uk & http://www.rebeccapayn.co.uk
Beckstones Art Gallery. One of the UK’s leading Fine Art galleries specialising in the highest quality originals from artists throughout the UK. http://www.beckstonesartgallery.co.uk
Up-front Gallery & Marionette Theatre. This gallery has an exciting programme of exhibitions and events + a good vegetarian restaurant. http://www.up-front.com

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