Local Activities

What activities can guests enjoy whilst staying at the Grange? Examples include walking leisurely around the lake; a more strenuous walk above Loweswater to Mosser or on the Coffin road; a stiff climb up Haystacks at Buttermere of Wainwright fame; mountain biking; fishing in the lake; painting or photographing the amazing scenery; or just relaxing with a good book in the extensive gardens.

Why not also make a visit the wild Cumbrian coast at St. Bees or Allonby. A special treat is a ride on “La’l Rattie” steam train from the coast at Ravenglass to the Eskdale valley.

For those guests with an interest in architecture and history then visit Georgian Cockermouth 8 miles away, which is the National Trust childhood home of Wordsworth and birthplace of Fletcher Christian. For theatre lovers attend a play at “The Theatre by the Lake” at Keswick.

For the botanist and birdwatcher wild life and flowers abound in the gardens at the Grange and in the surrounding Loweswater valley. An especial treat to be observed is the endangered Red Squirrel.

Local annual events include the Loweswater Show, held on the first Sunday in September. There are many Agricultural Shows in Cumbria, which reflect the deep cultural heritage of the area. These Shows usually include a programme of fell racing, hound trials, competitions for horses, sheep, cattle and dogs and Cumberland wrestling.

We have below a selection of links of local websites we thought that you might find
useful to planning your holiday.

Ann Bowker - Mad About Mountains Mountains Daily weather updates and pictures. A site run by a dedicated enthusiast, you can visit every day and find something new.
Aquarium of the Lakes The UK's leading freshwater aquarium
Cockermouth Golf Club If you are visiting Cumbria, whether on holiday or a golfing break you should not miss the opportunity to play the 18 hole James Braid designed Cockermouth golf course at Embleton.
Cockermouth Sports Centre The Centre boasts a superb 25m pool, sports hall, state of the art gym, studio, climbing wall and spinning studio.
Derwentwater Marina The Marina is an ideal location for your water or mountain based activities, or for simply relaxing amid the beautiful scenery of the Borrowdale Valley.
Derwent Pencil Museum In Keswick - The Home of the world's first pencils
George Fisher Keswick's famous outdoor shop, now with e-commerce
Hadrian's Wall The final frontier to the Roman Empire!
Heaton Cooper Studio The Grasmere based Art Studio founded in 1938
Honister Slate Mine A fully guided tour into the mine itself is available several times a day detailing the history and spectacular features of the mine.
Holker Hall Spectacular national award winning gardens; and the opportunity to visit the Lakeland Motor Museum
J.B. Iron Mongers - Cockermouth An extraordinary shop firmly rooted as a traditional Ironmonger and hardware shop, established in 1836.
Jennings Brewery Tour Over 175 years of brewing excellence, overflowing
with history & well worth a visit!
John Dawsons Lake District Walks An excellent site and resource for those wishing to explore the fells.
Keswick Adventure A group of various outdoor activity providers based around the Keswick area.
Keswick Climbing Wall & Activity Centre Keswick Climbing Wall and Activity Centre is a one stop adventure shop with free onsite parking, amazing views across the fells and enough to do to keep the whole family busy all day.
Keswick Launch Provides frequent trips around Derwentwater, in both directions.
Keswick Rambles Organised walks starting from Keswick.
Lakes Distillery Home of The Lakes Distillery and world class spirits.
Muncaster Castle Explore the historic haunted castle or visit the World Owl Centre and Himalayan Gardens
Puzzling Place The Lake District's newest and most unbelievable attraction!
Ravenglass Railway The most beautiful train journey in England
Rheged Rheged is Europe's largest grass covered building and a winner of the global
"BA Tourism for Tomorrow Awards"
Ruskin Museum Based in Coniston, a museum not only on Ruskin but also the Coniston area itself.
Traveline For all your Public Transport requirements.
The Theatre by the Lake Keswick's superb brand new Theatre!
Lake District
World of Animals
Home to hundreds of animals. A great deal is under cover so rain need not spoil your visit.
Ullswater Steamers 19th century steamers, now converted to oil, cruising on Ullswater.
Whinlatter Mountain Forest Whinlatter, England's only true Mountain Forest, is home to stunning views, fantastic walks, exhilarating mountain biking, rare wildlife and adventure play.
Wordsworth House Dove Cottage and all things Wordsworth.