FOOD & DRINK
The Featherston Arms, Kirkoswald (7 mins)
Regularly nominated and winning awards this pub is a must! I would particularly recommend the Pork belly or be sure to get there for Pie night each Thursday.
The Crown, Kirkoswald (7 mins)
Great place for a Pint after a day's activities and right opposite the road to The Featherstons.
Cafe at Little Salkeld (10 mins)
Famous for its delicious baking using organic and local ingredients the cakes here alone are worth the visit.
The Old Village Bakery, Melmerby, (10 mins)
Hot coffees, tasty cakes and independent shop makes this place a great little stop over during your busy day.
The Duke of Cumberland, Castle Carrock (20 mins)
Log fire in the winter and fabulous beer garden in the summer - what's not to like? Oh and the food is great also!
Xaviers Cafe and Wine Bar, Penrith (25 mins)
Fantastic little place with quirky design and tasty food and drink. The platters are only £10 and the wine and gin selection are a sight to behold!
Booking a table in advance is recommended for the pubs listed above.
Brampton (20 mins)
The Farmers market is a fantastic selection of local splendours and certainly worth a look around. The market is on every last Saturday of the month.
Alston Village and South Tynedale Railway (25 mins)
The main town of the Pennines, Alston, offers a quant and picturesque time with its independent shops and cafes.
The South Tynedale railway is a must if visiting Alston, with its steam trains running several times a day between Alston and Slaggyford (March - Oct)
Penrith (25 mins)
Amble the cobbled streets of this historic town with its numerous independent shops and stunning architecture including Penrith castle. Tuesday's market is also certainly worth a visit.
Pooley Bridge (30 mins)
Take a stroll around this picturesque town on the edge of Ullswater.
Scenery, activities, shops, cafes and pubs aplenty to feast your mind and stomachs.
Hadrian's Wall at Birdoswald (30 mins)
See how the Romans impacted our past with this fine example of the wall that best shows their influence on Britain.
ATTRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES
Coast to Coast cycle route (On our doorstep)
The Eden valley boasts some of the best cycling roads in the country. The coast to coast travels right past Renwick and the immediate area boasts an enviable amount of beautiful and quiet country roads to enjoy.
Lazonby Swimming Pool (10 mins)
Open from May to September each year this family friendly pool has adults only swim times, a children's pool and a cafe stocked up with hot drinks and snacks. A must on a hot day!
The Watermill at Little Salkeld (15 mins)
Come and see a working mill in action as well as taking in one of the numerous events they have on over the year. They also have a cracking cafe (see opposite)!
Lacy's Caves on the River Eden (15 mins)
Close to Little Salkeld, Lacy's caves are a favourite of ours in the area. Colonel Lacy, famous for once trying to blow up the stones of Long Meg Stone Circle, carved five chambers out of the sandstone cliffs by the river Eden and are a fascinating visit that we recommend.
Long Meg Stone circle (15 mins)
Aging around 1500 BC Long Meg is one of the finest stone circles in the north of England. It has a diameter 350 feet, the second biggest in the country.
Rhegged Centre (25 mins)
A hidden gem of sorts, this arts and crafts centre is a hive of activity and adventure. From inspirational guest speakers, to a cinema screen and craft fairs, there is always something for everyone here (definitely family friendly).
RSPB Geltsdale (25 mins)
Geltsdale is nature reserve which manages the site for the upland birds such as the hen harrier and black grouse. Has also been recognised with a Dark Sky Discovery Site status.
Ullswater steamer (30 mins)
You can't come to the area without stopping by and seeing the breathtaking scenes of Ullswater! And whilst you are here why not pop on the famous Steamer for a ride on the lake.
Settle to Carlisle trainline (30 mins)
This famous and iconic train line takes in one of the most breathtaking views when passing over the Ribblehead Viaduct. Steam trains are more regularly over the summer months and we recommend you check timetables to avoid disappointment.
Yad Moss Ski Lift (40 mins)
England's longest Ski lift, Yad Moss, is a fantastic and superbly managed 'resort' that has up to 8 pisted runs over their area. The opening months are usually between November and April and costs £25 for a day visit.