The idyllic scenery of one of Britain’s most beautiful areas is just 20 to 30 minutes drive away. With the largest lakes and mountains in England, the area is heaven for those who like
nothing better than a walk through stunning scenery with abundant wildlife. A days Hike round Ennerdale Water can yield sightings of deer, the hillsides around Bassenthwaite Lake are home to Ospreys, and a solitary Golden Eagle resides at Haweswater. Not to mention the uncountable Herdwick sheep that roam the fell-sides, and often the country roads.
the plethora of outdoor-clothing shops. In Bowness-on-Windermere, one can visit the Beatrix Potter Museum, dedicated to the life and work of the author who fell in love with the lake district, or Ambleside, where visitors can explore the many small shops and restaurants, or take a steam cruise on Windermere, Britain’s largest lake.
The towns and villages of the Lake District are as unique as the scenery, with stone-built buildings and narrow, winding streets holding many delights amongst
This quaint seaside village, almost 1,000 years old, is just 15 minutes drive away. The sandy beaches make the village a popular destination for tourists and locals alike in the summer, and the RSPB nature reserve of St. Bees Head is a wildlife haven all year round. This headland, the most westerly point in Northern England, is home to one of the largest seabird colonies in England. Guillemots, Kittiwakes, Fulmars and Razorbills call this home in spring and summer, and Puffins, Ravens and Peregrine Falcons are often seen. The wildlife is not just confined to the cliffs, in summer the sea below hosts Seals and harmless Basking Sharks, whilst porpoises and dolphins are becoming ever more common.
peaceful walks through acres of woodland. The Castle is also home to the Hawk and Owl Centre with aviaries that are home to a diverse range of birds, and flying displays are given daily with birds of prey.