Although most famous for its walking opportunities, the Lakes offer
a wide variety of leisure activities. Close to Gillbank is the small
gauge railway The La'al
Ratty which runs regular steam engine services to the old Roman
port of Ravenglass.
There are also many fishing rivers, streams, and lakes.
Day passes can be purchased from local ambling associations where
needed - click
here for further details. Gillbank Cottage runs along a length
of stream from which you can fish freely during your stay. There
is also free fishing at Burnmoor Tarn or day tickets can be purchased
for the River Irt or the River Esk (01229 467211), or Devoke Water
on Birker Moor (01229 717237).
Bees is a delightful beach with breathtaking views toward the
Isle of Man from St Bees Head. St. Bees is the start of the coast
to coast walk and only heritage coastline between Wales and Scotland
with an RSBP bird reserve.
Hot Air Ballooning
With a hot
air balloon flight over this spectacular scenery you can absorb
an unforgettable view of Lakeland and perhaps a little of the cultural
inspiration of Britain's heritage.
Courses in Cumbria provides a list of courses. Within a few
miles of the cottage are:
Eskdale Art Exhibition
- held on the Whit Bank Holiday weekend in May at the Primary
School in Eskdale Green.
Eskdale Fete, Held
annually at the Outward Bound Centre, Eskdale Green, August
Eskdale Show - the
last Saturday in September in the field by the George IV pub.
WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE
Scafell Pike - England's highest mountain
Wastwater - England's deepest lake
Hundreds of riverside, valley and mountain walks
Hardknott Roman Fort & Ravenglass Roman
Ravenglass fishing village
Fold End Art Gallery
Fishing on river or stocked pool
Stanley Ghyll waterfall
Within one hour's drive are most of the Lake District's attractions,
Please click here for
links to other sites that may be of interest
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