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CRAGG COTTAGE: 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.

farm in Upper Eskdale
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 and eskdale railway
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.

Muncaster is a fantastic place to visit with its woodland gardens, owl centre and castle which is still lived in by the Pennington family.

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 England).

Whitehaven (20 miles)

Georgian harbour town (and your nearest supermarket - Morrisons and Tesco)

Whitehaven harbour at night
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 information.

Coniston Water

Ennerdale (21 miles)

Ennerdale 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
Sunrise at Ennerdale

Cockermouth (29 miles)

Cockermouth, the birthplace of William Wordsworth, is 11 miles away. William Wordsworth's home is worth a visit, as is Jennings Brewery and Museum.

The bitter end at Cockermouth
The Bitter End at Cockermouth

 

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