Cumbria

Calling all hikers and mountain bikers. There's Lakeland packed with fells, forces, pikes and tarns to explore in scenic Cumbria. Pack your Wainwright guide to find your way between chocolate box villages straight out of Beatrix Potter books and remote market towns in the Lake District. Countless turreted pele towers, mystic stone circles and stony Norman castle ruins punctuate the hillsides. Head north and you'll meet the Romans at Hadrian's Wall or west for Victorian fishing ports and lonely lighthouses on the Irish Sea coast. This northwest county is filled with flavour. Save space for treats like Cumbrian Fell cheeses and Cumberland sausage.

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Join a guided ramble on the Solway shore

Join a guided ramble on the Solway shore

Its scenery and seascape are unique and beautiful, and the sea and its shores have been and still are 'worked' and enjoyed in many different ways.

Location: Silloth on Solway, Cumbria

Tours and trails
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See Pre-Raphaelite art at Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery

See Pre-Raphaelite art at Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery

Tullie House in Carlisle is home to a nationally important collection of Pre-Raphaelite works of art by the likes of Rosetti and William Morris.

Location: Carlisle, Cumbria

Museums, galleries and libraries
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Take a walk round Cumbria with Jennings Adventure Ale Trails

Take a walk round Cumbria with Jennings Adventure Ale Trails

Stunning scenery, cosy accommodation, good food and real ale are all on offer with Jennings Adventure Ales trails in the Lake District.

Location: Ambleside, Cumbria

Breweries and distilleries
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Take a walk with the wildlife in the Lake District

Take a walk with the wildlife in the Lake District

Keep your eyes peeled and cameras at the ready for some serious Cumbrian wildlife spotting.

Location: Lake District, Cumbria

Countryside
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Explore world-famous gardens at Levens Hall

Explore world-famous gardens at Levens Hall

Discover the Elizabethan house and world-famous gardens, a place of discovery, a place to drink in its rich history, a place that all ages enjoy.

Location: Kendal, Cumbria

Castles and Historic Properties
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Mountain Biking in Penrith

Mountain Biking in Penrith

Hit those Cumbrian trails...

Location: Penrith, Cumbria

Cycling
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Enjoy a family day out at Walby Farm Park

Enjoy a family day out at Walby Farm Park

If you’re looking for a fun day out for all the family, whatever the weather, pay a visit to Walby Farm Park in Cumbria.

Location: Walby, Cumbria

Zoos, wildlife and safari parks
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Enjoy country-chic style at No1 Silverbank

Enjoy country-chic style at No1 Silverbank

It’s a bit of an understatement to call No1 Silverbank a cottage. Yes, it has exposed beams, a log fire and a pretty garden filled with perennials – but that’s only half the story.

Location: Coniston, Cumbria

Picturesque places
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Give your tastebuds a feast with L’Enclume in Cumbria

Give your tastebuds a feast with L’Enclume in Cumbria

Don’t miss a visit to Simon Rogan’s signature restaurant L’Enclume, set in the genteel mediaeval village of Cartmel.

Location: Cartmel, Cumbria

Romance
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Enjoy a remote retreat the heart of the Cumbria’s mountains

Enjoy a remote retreat the heart of the Cumbria’s mountains

Book your place at YHA Black Sail, the perfect rural retreat for lovers of the great outdoors.

Location: Cleator, Cumbria

Walking and hiking
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Explore the Lake District

Explore the Lake District

Discover the 200 fells, pikes and dales of the Lakes in a vintage camper van.

Location: Cumbria

National Parks
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Explore the bustling harbour at Maryport

Explore the bustling harbour at Maryport

Watch brightly-coloured trawlers unload the days’ catch, enjoy a bracing walk or coastal cycle, sample locally caught fish or go to a festival.

Location: Maryport, Cumbria

Coastal towns
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Relax and unwind at Gilpin Hotel & Lake House

Relax and unwind at Gilpin Hotel & Lake House

Let your body unwind at this boutique hotel and endulge in good food and picturesque walks.

Location: Windermere, Cumbria

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Potter about with Potter at Hill Top

Potter about with Potter at Hill Top

Observe the trout on Esthwaite Water from the Tale of Jeremy Fisher and fields that inspired the Tale of Peter Rabbit and much more at Hill Top.

Location: Ambleside, Cumbria

Literature, film and TV
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See unusual sculptures in Grizedale Forest

See unusual sculptures in Grizedale Forest

Discover the unexpected, the quirky, the confounding and the confusing in Grizedale Forest with a whole host of art inspired by the landscape.

Location: Windermere, Cumbria

Outdoor art and sculpture
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Swing through the canopy with Tree Top Treks

Swing through the canopy with Tree Top Treks

Monkey about for a day and climb through the trees on our specially designed obstacle course and discover views previously reserved for the birds.

Location: Windermere, Cumbria

Forests and woodlands
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Enjoy some Cumbrian produce in Ambleside

Enjoy some Cumbrian produce in Ambleside

Foodies will love sampling the finest local Cumbrian produce, fell bred beef, Herdwick lamb, fresh seafood and fresh water fish, cheeses and breads in Ambleside.

Location: Ambleside, Cumbria

Regional specialities
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Kayak The Bay and discover Cumbria’s Coast

Kayak The Bay and discover Cumbria’s Coast

Sea kayaking on the Cumbrian Coast enables you to experience breathtaking panoramic views and see otters, seals, porpoises, bottlenose dolphins and more.

Location: Milnthorpe, Cumbria

Watersports
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Work with animals on a Cumbrian Hill farm

Work with animals on a Cumbrian Hill farm

Have you ever bottle fed a new born lamb or given a cow a blow dry? Well then, now's your chance to experience both on a working Cumbrian Hill farm.

Location: Kendal, Cumbria

Zoos, wildlife and safari parks

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