There are a whole range of fantastic places to see within 10 minutes walk or drive of here – something for everyone!
Some fantastic walking is available right from our doorstep. The walk behind the house can be extended or shortened at a range of points to suit your ability or time available.
The route is varied taking on breathtaking views, uphill strolls, woodland and historical points of interest.
To enjoy fell top views on Latrigg, take the Cumbria Way path uphill until you reach a right turn for the summit of Latrigg. Despite its modest height of 368m the views across Keswick and onto Derwentwater and surrounding fells, is extremely rewarding.
Alternatively you can take this path all the way to the small village of Threlkeld, which has a few traditional cosy pubs to enjoy and return via Castelrigg Stone Circle.
For further information please see the attached PDF with more details.
Whinlatter Forest Park is England’s only mountain forest and because of this, you get suburb views of the surrounding fells and lakes. It’s a beautiful destination for relaxing forest trails and a general wind down. But also world class for mountain biking between trees!
Whinlatter can be found above Bassenthwaite Lake, just outside of Keswick town centre.
The best way to visit is obviously by bike obviously if you are planning a bike extravaganza. But there is also an excellent bus service to the Forest, as bike hire is also readily available within the park.
The Forest Park also has an excellent visitor centre with a gift shop for those mementos. As well as a superb educational area with live video feeds to Bassenthwaite’s nesting Osprey’s, with expert volunteers on hand to tell you more.
Because of the varied habitats around Whinlatter, you can enjoy watching a wealth of varied wildlife. Rare red squirrels and Roe deer enjoy the shelter of the woodland; whilst the Ospreys bask above Bassenthwaite Lake and feed on fresh fish. The dramatic fells provide wonderful hunting grounds for other marvellous birds such as Buzzards.
For further information on biking, please see the PDF attached here for more details.