There is an abundance of things to do and local amenities, ranging from fell walking to Ghyll Scrambling. To follow is just a few of the activities and facilities that this wonderful area has to offer:

West Lakes ) 



Located in nearby Eskdale; you can try your hand at canyoning, ghyll scrambling, canoeing, rock Climbing, abseiling, archery, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, raft Building, mountain Biking & mountaineering



The Ravenglas & Eskdale Railway ( )



The Ravenglas & Eskdale Railway in nearby Eskdale provides an amazing small gauge steam train experience for all age groups. They run a regular timetable through most of the year and the journey from Boot to Ravenglass passes through some stunning countryside.





Muncaster )


The castle is located on the coast, near Ravenglass and claims to be one of the most haunted buildings in the UK. It has loads to offer including the castle itself, Himalayan gardens, Hawk & Owl centre and many special events throughout the year.



The Newfield Inn, Seathwaite ( )

The Newfield Inn is an authentic Lakeland Inn, serving good food and a well kept pint. It’s around a mile and a half from the cottage and is easy walking (well, on the way there anyway).



The Blacksmith’s )

A charming 16th century Inn at Broughton Mills, just over 3 miles from the cottage. The Inn has a cosy interior with many period features and is well known for its excellent food and local ales.




Grizedale Forest Mountain Biking ( and )


Fabulous mountain bike trails through the beautiful Grizedale forest. Suitable for all abilities from young families to adrenaline junkies. Bike hire available, shop and restaurant.




Murthwaite Green Horse )

Great riding experience, from coastal treks to 6 day riding holidays across the lakes.







Loads of great pools to choose from around Ulpha & Seathwaite for swimming on the River Duddon.







Millom & District Angling Associations ( ): The club provides day ticket fishing for Salmon, Sea Trout & Brown Trout on many waters in the area, including the Duddon River, just down the road at Hall Dunnerdale.

Seathwaite Tarn: Day tickets for Brown Trout fishing in the nearby Seathwaite Tarn can be purchased at the Newfield Inn (see link above).



Eskdale Golf Course (

Beautiful golf course in neighbouring Eskdale valley




Walking / Cycling

There are immeasurable paths and trails in the area and many fells to climb within easy reach. More information and maps can be found in the cottage. Bike hire is available at West Lakes Adventure, as above.

Ulverstone ( )

A lovely market town, approximately 30 minutes drive from the cottage. )

Historic town on the banks of beautiful Lake Coniston, approximately 30 minutes drive from the cottage.

The Langdales and the central lakes ( )

In around 40 minutes, via Wrynose Pass, you can be in the lovely Langdale area, Windemere or Hawkshead. Stunning scenery and lots to see and do.

Other local attractions

Plus lots, lots more.