Whitbysteads Hill Farm
Lake Haweswater

Lake Haweswater

Bathroom

Bathroom

Squirrel

Friendly red squirrel

Horse Riding

Horses riding on Askham fell

Cumbria Countryside

Swindale

Cumbria Landscape

View to Lake Ulswater

Photo Gallery

PLACES TO EAT

George and Dragon, Clifton: 01768 865 381. New pub / restaurant opened by my cousin. On the A6 three miles away. Food good. Clean, new. Call first to check if open.

The Gate, Yanwath: 01768 862 386. Good reputation, on the road to Penrith.

The Queen's Head, Tirril: 01768 863 219. Good reputation, brews own beer and nearby on the road to Ullswater.

The Sharrow Bay Hotel, Ullswater: 01768 486 301. For a splash out four course dinner or lunch. Stunning location on the lake shore. A must do experience.

The Drunken Duck Inn, 01539 436 347. Never been there, but pub with very good reputation. A bit further away on Windermere. Good road trip, stunning in fact, if not too many punters is to drive down Ullswater, over Kirkstone Pass and down to Ambleside. Just outside town.

THINGS TO DO

Withnail & I became a cult film of the 80's staring Richard E. Grant and co-star Paul McGann. A lot of the film takes place and was filmed in the area. Sleddale Hall farm house was the location for their "trip to the country" and the telephone box in Bampton was another seen. We are a short distance to all the main locations used.

Horse riding trips over the fell, stunning scenery, parties welcome.
Call Freida at Stockbridge on 01768 863468.

Various castles and gardens include Holker, Levens, Sizergh and Muncaster Castle.

Trip on Ullswater steamer, 01768 482 229. Pooley Bridge to Howtown or Glenridding. You want to do it with a stop at Howtown where you can walk to the Howtown for a simple but exceedingly good lunch in very traditional family hotel. Waitress’s all in black dresses and white pinnies. Need to book for dining room call 01768 486 514.
Website: www.ullswater-steamers.co.uk

Abbot Hall Art Gallery in Kendal is one of Britain's finest small art galleries with important British works and a high quality exhibition programme.
Website: www.abbothall.org.uk  Tel: 01539 722464

Aira Force: Pretty waterfall on Ullswater. Drive to Pooley Bridge and half way to Glenridding on right.

Beatrix Potter, Hill Top Farm, Near Sawrey, Hawkshead, Ambleside, 01539 436 269.

Dove Cottage, Wordsworth Museum, Grasmere, 01539 435 544.

Greystoke Cycle Cafe Tea Garden in Greystoke, Penrith offers quirky art, beekeeping, textile and cookery courses for all the family.
Website: www.greystokecyclecafe.co.uk   Tel: 017684 83984

Haweswater is a spooky lake with drowned village and fantastic fells at the end of our valley. You can get a cup of tea in Haweswater Hotel.

The Watermill, Little Salkeld offers bread making and other day courses for all the family. Amazing working mill with delicious food.
Website: www.organicmill.co.uk   Tel: 01768 881523

Cumberland Pencil Museum
www.pencilmuseum.co.uk

Cumbria School of Saddlery
www.saddlerycourses.com

Go Ape Whinlatter
www.goape.co.uk

Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre
www.visitcumbria.com/pen/lboprey.htm

Larch Cottage Nurseries
www.larchcottage.co.uk

Lowther Castle & Gardens
www.lowthercastle.org

Penrith and Eden Museum
www.eden.gov.uk/museum

Rheged Centre
www.rheged.com

OTHER USEFUL LINKS

Enjoy England
www.enjoyengland.com

English Heritage
www.english-heritage.org.uk

Forestry Commission Whinlatter
www.forestry.gov.uk/whinlatterforestpark

Go Lakes
www.golakes.co.uk

Taxi Tommy, 01768 890 731.