: Grange over Sands
: Haverthwaite / Newby Bridge
: Whitewater Hotel
The South Lakes and South West Cumbria have the best of both worlds – quiet, beautiful open countryside yet within easy reach of the Lake District’s ‘Hot Spots’.
Family days out include the South Lakes Animal Park at nearby Dalton, where you can see Amur and Sumatran Tigers, Muncaster Castle with its owl sanctuary and adventure playground, either the Eskdale miniature railway or Haverthwaite Steam Trains, The Lakes Aquarium, boat trips on Windermere or Coniston Water, Furness Abbey, The Beatrix Potter Gallery, the award winning gardens of Holker Hall or Grizedale Forest with it's sculpture trails, way marked mountain bike tracks and high wire rope course provided by Go Ape - the list of attractions within the area is endless.
Leisure activities close by include lake swimming at Fell Foot, golfing, fishing, adrenalin sports, canoing and horse riding. During the summer local villages put on annual agricultural shows. These are well worth a visit to get a real feel for local life.