YOUR GUIDE TO ACTIVITIES IN
THE LAKE DISTRICT
Below you can find a range of recommended activites to do during your visit to Cumbria, to enjoy as a couple or as a family.
SARAH NELSON’S GINGERBREAD
Tucked between The Wordsworth Hotel and St Oswald’s Church is the Old Grasmere School now home to this famous Grasmere Gingerbread. This is a popular stop for anyone visiting Cumbria, and you’ll be sure to see a queue ready for the shop to open.
The quaint little home of Beatrix Potter is located in Near Sawery a short drive from Hawkshead and a beautiful spot to spend the afternoon.
HEATON COOPER STUDIO
The Studio was established by the landscape painter Alfred Heaton Cooper in 1905. His artist son William Heaton Cooper built the present gallery in Grasmere in 1938. For generations their paintings and books have influenced the landscape view of the Lake District.
A place full of adventure whether that be swinging from the trees of GoApe, hiring a bike and exploring the forests or meandering through the sculpture trails.
WINDERMERE LAKE CRUISES
A return cruise between Bowness and Waterhead takes about 1.25 hours. A return cruise between Bowness and Lakeside takes about 1.5 hourse, and a return cruise round the whole lake takes about 3 hours. Some boats also stop at the pier at Brockhole, the National Park Visitor Centre.
Once home to William Wordsworth this part of Lakeland History is a must visit if you’re a poetry fan and want to take a step back in time.
Brochole Visitor Centre: Great day out for families with kids. Try out Tree Top Treck for unmissable expierence.
Black Well Arts & Crafts House: Perched above Bowness with outlooks across Lake Windermere this Art Deco house is a must visit on your trip to the Lake District.
Fareyland: A secluded spot on the shores of Grasmere why not hire a rowing boat or pop down for a cup of tea and rest your feet for a moment or two.
Brantwood: The home of John Ruskin a beautiful period house sat above the shores of Coniston Water with views across to The Old Man of Coniston. Beautiful sculptured gardens and home to many exhibitons and craft fairs.
The Herdy Shop: one of the most iconic brands in the Lake District; Herdy has gone from strength to strength! Pop in and pick up a gift for yourself or a loved one to remember your trip to the Lakes!
Eskdale & Ravenglass Railway: Reputedly the most beautiful train journey in England, this 15-inch, narrow gauge railway carries passengers along seven miles of scenic track, from the old Roman Port of Ravenglass along the Eskdale Valley to Eskdale during a 40-minute ride. This is a full day out for those of you wanting to venture further afield from Grasmere.
St Oswald’s Church: The final one on our top 10 of the local attractions in The Lake District but shouldn’t be missied. Nestled next to the Hotel is the 13th Century Church with William Wordsworth and his wife’s Mary’s tombstones there is also the William Wordsworth Daffodil Garden next door and a visit here cannot be missed in the spring time.