: Junction 36 on the M6
The Lake District has some of England's best known scenery. The central area, around Windemere and Ambleside, attracts the majority of tourists but those heading instead to the more tranquil south-western part of the Lake District are rewarded with the dramatic landscape of mountains meeting coast.
Broughton-in-Furness, a small market town full of character, is an ideal base from which to enjoy the area's wide range of tourist attractions, historical sites and leisure activities. Ride on a steam train from Haverthwaite to the Lakes Aquarium, visit Muncaster Castle with its owl sanctuary, enjoy the spectacle of tigers being fed at Dallton's South West Lakes Animal Park or take a boat ride on nearby Coniston Water. Pre-historic stone circles, heritage houses and ancient castles abound. Go mountain biking in nearby Grizedale Forest, canoeing on the Duddon River, horse-riding on Sliecroft beach or simply make the most of glorious vistas of open sea, shimmering lakes and lofty mountains...
Other Activities: rock climbing, canoeing