Huddlestone Cottage and The Hayloft

Lake District North West

The Hayloft living area with vaulted ceiling



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"...England's only Mountain Forest..."

Owned by the Forestry Commission and situated between Keswick and Cockermouth via Whinlatter Pass.  Information from Whinlatter Visitor Centre on Tel: (017687)  78469.


Plenty to do and see at Whinlatter one of the Forestry Commissions oldest forests.  Recreation is provided by lots of walks and trails, cycle trails, visitor centre with shop and tearooms, activities for children and the family.  Meet the giant badger in his sett, or run the "rabbit run".  Also a working environment managed for timber and conservation.  Access from Whinlatter to some stunning high level walks with magnificent views carefully waymarked.  Plenty of picnic areas and parking for cars.  Toilets.



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Look under Lakes pages for various activities on the lakes.


"..Try the Keswick Launch for a boat ride around the lake which leaves Derwentwater at regular intervals during    the day..."     Tel: (017687)  72263 for more information.  


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Activities that are something different and challenging for all the family.  Instructors available to help with all aspects - zip wire, trapeze, canoeing, rafting, abseiling and ropes courses.  Half days or whole days.  Lakeside Boathouse with drinks and snacks or picnic area.  All equipment provided.  For more details call Outward Bound on  Tel: (017684)  86000.  Penrith nearest town.

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Allonby Riding School at Gilcrux

   Tel: (016973) 22889

Keswick, Calvert Trust

    Tel: (017687)  74395

Armathwaite Hall, Bassenthwaite

   Tel: (017687) 76239

Ennerdale Riding Centre

   Tel: (01946) 861354

Egremont Riding Centre, Wilton

   Tel: (01946) 820105  

Silloth Riding Centre, Stanwix Park Holiday Centre

   Tel: (016973) 32861


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