Walk for hours without seeing another soul, and if you find yourself stuck in traffic, you can be sure there is a tractor up ahead!

May there always be a cairn on your horizon and mud on your boots.

A Hyde

Places to Visit

If it's culture you seek, there are many opportunities to immerse yourself in Cumbrian life both old and new.

Wordsworth HouseA visit to Wordsworth House in Cockermouth is highly recommended:  'This lovely Georgian townhouse was the birthplace and childhood home of romantic poet William and his sister Dorothy. Presented as their bustling family home and peopled by costumed servants, it offers an unforgettable chance for all ages to see, smell, hear, touch and even taste what it was like to live in the 1770s'.

MirehouseAnother historic house on our doorstep is Mirehouse:  'The house has many unique collections: explore the strong literary connections Mirehouse has had over the years to Tennyson, Edward Fitzgerald, Thomas Carlyle and William Wordsworth in the relaxed atmosphere of a family home', or simply 'enjoy the attraction of the tranquility of the walled Bee Garden, stroll in quiet contemplation along the Poetry Walk or by the shores of Bassenthwaite Lake'.

For the more adventurous, a visit to Whinlatter Forest Park has it all: walking trails, cycle routes, a children's 'Wild Play' area, and between April and August the ospreys can be viewed on their nest via a live web cam feed in the Visitors' Centre.

If shopping is more your thing, Keswick is home to every outdoor shop you could ever hope to browse, along with numerous independent shops and galleries selling lovely gifts, art, crafts and perfumery.  There is also a market here every Thursday and Saturday.

Cockermouth is another well stocked market town, boasting several antique shops and a lovely delicatessan.  

Further afield, Carlisle has a very comfortable pedestrianised shopping area, to say nothing of its beautiful cathedral, historic castle and excellent museum, Tullie House.

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