Lake District Holiday Attractions and Activities from Stickle Tarn Lodge, White Cross Bay,
Lake Windermere: a self-catering, superior-graded, dog-friendly, family-owned, pine cabin holiday lodge. Sleeps six.
Lakeland Motor Museum Lakeland Motor Museum has over 30,000 exhibition on display, providing an education, nostalgic atmosphere.
Contact Details: Lakeland Motor Museum, Cark-in-Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands, South Lakeland, LA11 7PL Tel: +44 (0)15395 58509
Cars of the Stars Museum (Keswick) In the opinion of the Everett family, this is a MUST - if, for nothing else, to see Del Boy's Reliant Robin. But the Sinclaire C5, The Batmobile, The Flintstone's Car, Lady Penelope's Pink Rolls Royce (from Thunderbirds), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and many many others are unmissable. Tel: 017687 73757
Levens Hall Levens Hall dates back to the 1500s and has a great deal of history for visitors to explore. The home still contains some fantastic paintings, furniture, Spanish wall coverings, clicks and English patchwork. The Garden is grade 1 listed, dates back to 1694, and is still in its original design. Levens Park was originally a medieval deer park, and is home to a small herd of Norwegian black fallow deer and Bagot Goats.
Dove Cottage and Wordsworth Museum Dove Cottage was the home of William Wordsworth from December 1799 to May 1808. Dove Cottage is a Grade 1 listed building and visitors are offered a guided tour, telling the story of the house and family. The home still contains many of Wordsworth's items. The garden is also open, depending on the weather, and has been restored to the way William and his wife lovingly created it.
Contact Details: Dove Cottage, The Wordsworth Museum & Art Gallery, Grasmere LA22 9SH Tel: +44 (0)15394 35544
Honister Slate Mine At Honister Slate mine in Borrowdale you are able to watch the 300 year old process of slate being riven (or split). Guided tours into the mines are available regularly throughout the day, the guides will show you the spectacular features of the mines and explain the detailed history.
Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway The Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway is at the southern end of Windermere in the picturesque Leven Valley. This is the home of the Lake District's hardest working steam trains. Enjoy a comfortable, pleasant and leisurely journey through lake and river scenes of the Leven Valley.
Self Guided and Guided Walks The Lake District has a wide range of walks for every ability around lakes and mountains, either lead by a guide or navigated yourself. Walking in the Lake District allows you to take in some of England most spectacular views and scenery.
(Click here to return to main Out and About Page and use the "Walks" links to help plan your own walks.)
Bird Watching The Lake District is a special place for birds. With a fantastic diversity of habitats from England's highest mountains to coastal marsh providing a year-round haven for many different types of birds.
Fishing The Lake District has a fantastic variety of fishing area. Trout anglers can enjoy fishing in the Eden Valley and Ullswater. Salmon and sea trout can be found in most of the rivers, and there are still opportunities for visitor day permits. Pike are abundant throughout the area and sea anglers will enjoy the coast which holds flounder, bass and mullet.
Golf Cumbria and the Lake District is a fantastic area to play quality golf courses in beautiful surroundings.
Balloon Flights There is no better way to view the Lake District then by spending a day or morning in a hot air balloon flying over the magnificent countryside.