Predator Experience (2.4 miles) provides innovative bird of prey falconry days, reptile and mammal experiences including the famous Walk with Wolves. Based at Ayside. Voted No 1 Best Magic Moment of BBC Countryfile’s 30th Anniversary.
Yew Tree Barn
Yew Tree Barn (2 miles) Huge Lake District Barn, home to Architectural Antiques, Salvage & Reclamation, Art & Craft Galleries, Garden Furniture & Statuary, Gary Eccles Furniture Restorer, John Law Bespokers Forge Blacksmith, and Harry's Cafe Bar for delicious home cooked food.
Levens Hall (3.8 miles) - an Elizabethan historic house and garden with world renowned topiary, house tours, Bellingham Buttery café, Potting Shed gift shop and plant sales. (Closed Fri/Sat)
Lakeland Segway based at Cartmel
Lakeland Segway based at Cartmel (4.7 miles). Winner of the the ``Best Experience in Cumbria Award`` 2016. The longest established ``Segway Authorized`` tour provider in the UK invites you to explore magnificent scenery surrounding medieval Cartmel on the amazing Segway personal transporter. After comprehensive training, enjoy tracks and trails around a superb setting.
Foulshaw Moss is an incredibly peaceful nature reserve that offers something special for all wildlife enthusiasts. Although the landscape is challenging, boardwalk makes visiting easy-going, with routes leading through peaty pools or out onto the open moss where many different butterflies, moths and insects are found.
Open 23rd March to 28th October
Holker is the home of Lucy Cavendish and her husband Tor McLaren who extend a warm welcome to all visitors. Magnificently situated only a short distance from Grange-over-Sands and the expanse of Morecambe Bay, the Estate is set in exceptionally beautiful countryside with gardens that merge into parkland, framed by the Lakeland Hills. House tours, fabulous gardens and labyrinth, Courtyard Café, Ilex Bar and Brasserie, food hall and gift shop.
Grange Over Sands
Grange Over Sands is a quiet traditional Edwardian seaside retreat. On the southern tip of the Cartmel peninsula and the northern shores of Morecambe Bay. The estuary and countryside around Grange are fascinating places for nature enthusiasts, with a tremendous range of birds to be seen, several nature reserves and sites of special scientific interest. It boasts a wonderful promenade with fine parks and gardens including an ornamental lake with rare breed ducks. Grange is a rarity with mostly independent shops including award winning Higginsons Butchers and Hazelmere café and Bakery.
Lakeside & Haverthwaite Steam Railway
At Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway travel back in time when you climb aboard one of the steam trains. A distant memory of bygone years for some and new experience for others, it’s a unique day out for all. Jump aboard our train at Haverthwaite Station. Enjoy views from your carriage up to Lakeside; the southern tip of Lake Windermere. Then if you fancy, combine the trip with a visit to The Lakes Aquarium or continue your journey aboard a Windermere Steamer to Bowness or Ambleside. The Station welcomes dogs and friendly owners.
Open 10am to 5pm, 7 days
At Lakeside near the Steamer port. Fantastic displays of local wildlife otters and harvest mice, Lake Windermere fish, Morecambe Bay coastal and more exotic from around the world, amphibians and reptiles. Shop and café.
Low Sizergh Barn
Discover every day staples and foodie finds in this 17th century barn farm shop. Explore craft and gift galleries, watch the cows being milked whilst sampling treats from the tearoom. The children will enjoy the farm trail through beautiful countryside. You will receive a warm Cumbrian welcome and have a chance to share in their passion for sustainable organic farming, food and the countryside. Open throughout the year.
The Medieval village of Cartmel has a rich heritage, and varied list of activities. From visiting the historic Cartmel Priory, great eating experiences including 2 Michelin Star L’Enclume restaurant, unique shops, the home of Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding and Cartmel Cheeses. Take a walk through the beautiful woods to Holker, or a trip to the races.
Hervey Memorial Wildlife Reserve on Whitbarrow
With stunning views of the Cumbrian fells and Morecambe Bay, this is a great place to walk and explore. Rich in wild flowers and butterflies.
Once on the nature reserve, the terrain is less steep and a circuit linking the two public footpaths provides a walk of approximately 2.75km/1.7 miles. Unsurfaced public footpaths on the nature reserve. Access right from our door step via Buck House Wood or from Witherslack Hall (now Oversands School) which involves a fairly steep climb. Access from the east has more gentle gradients - any direction involves a walk of at least 1km to the nature reserve.