Lake District North West
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES` PAGE 2
Whinlatter Forest Park Backup
"...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.
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.
Outward Bound Backup
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.
· 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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