Things to do in the Northern Lake District
There are a great many things to do and see in and around the Northern Lake District and Bassenthwaite. Whether you want something adventurous and energetic or slow and relaxing you’re sure to find it in the Lake District somewhere.
We have put together just a small selection of things you may find of interest. Most are a short drive from Peter House Farm but all come via recommendations from friends, family or guests. Simply click on the name of the link to visit their website.
|Whinlatter Forest above Bassenthwaite Lake is now famous as the nesting place of the magnificent ospreys which feed on fish from the lake. A television link can be seen at the Whinlatter Forest Visitor Centre and there is an observation point in Dodd Wood.|
|Lake District Walks|
|Choose from many great walks – easy, hard, Wainwrights – they’re all here. There’s also many great pictures of the tarns and fells as well.|
|Bassenthwaite Lake is a very important place for wildlife. Hundreds of birds including the osprey migrate to the lake and fish such as atlantic salmon come to Bassenthwaite Lake to spawn.|
|Honister Slate Mine|
|An adventure for all ages. The last working slate mine in England. Go deep underground on a fully guided mine tour. Learn the history of the best and most beautiful green slate. Free entry to visitor centre.|
|‘Manor from Heaven’ Melvyn Bragg. Fascinating literary connections; live piano music in house; four natural playgrounds, heather maze, bee garden and lakeside walk, free family nature trail. Dogs welcome on leads|
|Jennings Brewery was originally established as a true family concern back in 1828, in the village of Lorton. The company moved to its current location in 1874, in the historic market town of Cockermouth, in the shadow of Cockermouth Castle, at the point where the rivers Cocker and Derwent merge.|
|There are a great number of other sites we could recommend but the ones here will get you started. Why not visit one of the local visitor websites such as Keswick.org or the Lake District National Park for more information?|