Things To Do

The Western Lake District is one of the best kept secrets of the North. With miles of unspoilt beaches, cycle routes and towns full of history there is plenty to discover!


You can explore the coast by bike or foot on the Coast to Coast Walk and Sea to Sea Cycle Route both which take you from the west coast over to the east coast.

There is a cliff-path walk between St.Bees and the historic port of Whitehaven. The walk is full of breathtaking views and wildlife. Hidden along the cliff port you will find Fleswick Bay, one of the most beautiful shingle beaches to be seen!

An RSPB nature reserve on the headlands is home to England's only colony of Black Guillemots. Puffins, terns and other sea birds can also be seen.

For golf lovers there are three unique golf courses within 10-15 minuets drive.


Within the port of Whitehaven you will find The Rum Story. An award winning attraction - rum tales of pirates & smugglers, slavers, gangsters & Nelson's Navy - all set in Whitehaven's dark past.

Muncaster Castle and Owl Centre

A short drive down the coast you will find Muncaster Castle and Owl Centre. The historic haunted castle, still a family home is a fascinating place to visit, along with the extensive gardens. The Owl Centre is home to over 200 owls, from large to small, fierce to friendly, these beautiful birds will amaze you!

Wasdale Valley

For the most awesome scenery in Cumbria, head straight to Wasdale Valley. Home to England's highest mountain, Scarfell Pike. Wasdale also boats the deepest lake, Wastwater, whose famous shores turn blazing red when they catch the evening sunlight. If you like to get away from all the crowds why not walk around the tranquil shores of Ennerdale Water and find a secluded picnic spot.

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