|Cragg Cottage: "Self catering holiday cottage
in the Lake District"
THINGS TO DO
Cragg Cottage is superby located for those looking to get away
from it all. There is plenty to do in the area with just a few
suggestions listed below.
Eskdale (2 miles)
Hundreds of walks including England's highest
mountain, Scafell pike. You can hire bikes from the YHA and
also catch the Ravenglass & Eskdale steam railway.
Eskdale has five pubs and a village shop which
sells a comprehensive range of goods, including groceries, fresh
fruit and vegetables, food to go, alcohol and newspapers.
A working Lakeland farm in Eskdale
Ravenglass (4 miles)
Ravenglass gets the best of the Lake District weather.
The village itself is right by the sea and there are a couple
of pubs (one of which serves bar food) plus the Pennington Arms
Hotel and Restaurant.
The Roman Bath House at Ravenglass is an impressive
structure, still standing 1800 years after it was constructed
- some of the walls are up to 4m high.
The Ravenglass & Eskdale Steam Railway
Ravenglass is the terminal for the The
Ravenglass & Eskdale steam railway which winds its way
to Eskdale, seven miles away.
is a fantastic place to visit with its woodland gardens,
owl centre and castle which is still lived in by the Pennington
Wasdale (7 miles)
With England's deepest lake (Wastwater), highest
mountain (Scafell), smallest church (St Olafs) and biggest liar,
Wasdale is well worth a visit. Click
here for more information about Wasdale.
Yewbarrow in Wasdale
Ambleside (18 miles)
From Eskdale is Ambleside, a sometimes hair-raising
journey over Hardknott and Wrynose passes (the steepest road in
Whitehaven (20 miles)
Georgian harbour town (and your nearest supermarket
- Morrisons and Tesco)
Whitehaven harbour at night
Haverigg (15 miles)
Water-sports at Haverigg
Port Water Centre.
Silecroft Beach (14 miles)
At Silecroft there is five miles of beach. You can
also go horse-riding
along the beach.
Coniston (24 miles)
Coniston is a lovely village with plenty to do and
see. Click here for further
Ennerdale (21 miles)
is famed for being the Lake District's wild lake. You can walk
round the bottom of it or venture up on the high fells around
it. There is a forest there too which has bike trails through
it. Bikes can be hired from the Shepherd's Arms pub in Ennerdale.
Sunrise at Ennerdale
Cockermouth (29 miles)
the birthplace of William Wordsworth, is 11 miles away. William
Wordsworth's home is worth a visit, as is Jennings Brewery and
The Bitter End at Cockermouth
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Holiday Cottages in the Lake District let by Sally Fielding