The Lake District is a place with lots of things to see and do for all ages. Whether you fancy a leisurely drive through outstanding scenery, or an action packed day of activities, climbing, cycling, walking, fishing, golf or even quad biking to name but a few, Cumbria is the place for you.

We have listed below a small selection of days out, but please ask if there is anything you’d like to know about or wish to do.

The Helm

The Glen nestles under this local landmark, which is a prominent hill with a 140 metre ascent and an Iron Age fort, known as Castlesteads, at its summit. Turn right out of our carpark, walk up the hill and take the second right turn into the track opposite the Station Inn.

Take any of the numerous paths towards the higher ground, depending on your energy levels. Once on the ridge, the landscape below begins to unfold with views of Kendal and beyond to the Lakeland Fells. If you want to wander over The Helm, take any of the kissing gates in the dry-stone wall, onto the more sheltered southern slopes. There you will find the fell ponies and a small tarn, which was dug in the 1950’s for fishing, and is now a haven for wildlife. If you choose to continue along the ridge to the trig point at the summit of Castlesteads, you will be rewarded with a 360 degree panoramic view, including Kendal. Oxenholme, the Lakeland Fells, Yorkshire Dales and Morecombe Bay.

Please ask if you would like a leaflet showing the paths and a circular walk over The Helm.

We are also just a few miles from Kendal Town. Known for the famous Kendal Mint Cake, the town has a lively market and a broad range of shops, inns and restaurants. Among the many attractions are the ruins of the Castle, to which the public has free access and Abbot Gall at the south end of the town. Also worth a visit is Kendal parish church. It is the largest in England boasting an impressive five aisles.