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Forty Farms Outdoor Exhibition Trail

A unique outdoor exhibition for the whole family, based on the award-winning book, Forty Farms by Lakeland Photographer... See more >
Low Sizergh Barn, Sizergh, Kendal LA8 8AE
Today to Mon 1 Apr

Foraging with Wild Food UK in Bitts Park Cumbria

Foraging with Wild Food UK in Bitts Park Cumbria Uncover the incredible variety of edible treasures hiding in the great outdoors. From wild mushrooms to flavourful..... See more >
Bitts Park Carlisle Cumbria CA3 8UZ
Sun 24 Mar, Sun 14 Apr, Sun 19 May

Rydal Hall - Open Garden for NGS

Rydal Hall - Open Garden for NGS Forty acres of park, woodland and gardens to explore. The formal Thomas Mawson garden has fine examples of herbaceous..... See more >
Rydal Hall, Ambleside LA22 9LX
Sun 24 Mar, Sun 21 Apr

Rydal Mount and Gardens - Open Garden for NGS

Rydal Mount and Gardens - Open Garden for NGS Rydal Mount was the family home of William Wordsworth. Wordsworth considered himself as good a landscape gardener as a..... See more >
Rydal Mount and Gardens, Ambleside LA22 9LU
Sun 24 Mar, Mon 1 Apr to Wed 3 Apr

Foraging with Wild Food UK at Dalemain Mansion

Foraging with Wild Food UK at Dalemain Mansion Uncover the incredible variety of edible treasures hiding in the great outdoors. From wild mushrooms to flavourful..... See more >
Dalemain Historic Mansion & Gardens Penrith Cumbria CA11 0HB
Sun 31 Mar, Sun 28 Apr, Sun 26 May

BounceFest Inflatable Fun Zone. Kirkby Lonsdale

Prepare for an adrenaline-packed adventure at BounceFest, where your kids are in for a non-stop 90 minutes of pure,... See more >
Lunesdale Sports Centre, Kendal Road, Kirkby Lonsdale LA6 2FQ
Thu 4 Apr to Sat 6 Apr

Foraging with Wild Food UK at Hutton in the Forest

Foraging with Wild Food UK at Hutton in the Forest Uncover the incredible variety of edible treasures hiding in the great outdoors. From wild mushrooms to flavourful..... See more >
Hutton-in-the-Forest, Hutton-in-the-Forest, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 9TH
Sun 7 Apr, Sun 14 Apr, Sun 5 May

Foraging Course with Wild Food UK in Acorn Bank

Foraging Course with Wild Food UK in Acorn Bank Uncover the incredible variety of edible treasures hiding in the great outdoors. From wild mushrooms to flavourful..... See more >
National Trust -Acorn Bank Temple Sowerby Near Penrith Cumbria CA10 1SP
Fri 12 Apr, Fri 24 May, Sun 9 Jun

Park House - Open Garden for NGS

Park House - Open Garden for NGS Romantic Manor House (not open). Extensive vistas. Formal tranquil pond encased in yew hedging. Meadow with meandering..... See more >
Park House, Kirkby Lonsdale LA6 2LG
Sat 20 Apr and Sun 21 Apr

Fleetwood Bac

The ultimate Fleetwood Mac tribute band, endorsed by Mick Fleetwood himself, are the only Mac tribute to authentically... See more >
The Coro, County Square, Ulverston LA12 7LZ
Sat 20 Apr

Summerdale House - Open Garden for NGS

Summerdale House - Open Garden for NGS 1½ acre part-walled country garden set around C18 former vicarage. Several defined areas have been created by hedges,..... See more >
Summerdale House, Lupton LA6 1PE
Sun 28 Apr, Sun 26 May

Things to do around Cumbria

If you're planning a day out in Cumbria, England's most northern-west county, you're in for a treat. Cumbria covers the Lake District, Eden Valley, the North Pennines, and a small part of the Yorkshire Dales. Here are some delightful activities to consider:

1. Conquer the Old Man of Coniston:
- Situated in the heart of the Lake District, the Old Man of Coniston is the highest point in traditional Cumbria. Choose from different walking routes, which can take up to 3 hours. The direct route starts from Coniston and offers amazing views of Lake Coniston once you reach the top. Be prepared for strenuous hiking, but the vistas are worth it! Best attempted in good weather due to strong winds and rain risks¹.

2. Explore Eden Valley and North Pennines:
- Eden Valley, flowing through Kirkby Stephen and Appleby, offers stunning beauty between the North Pennines and the Lake District. Enjoy riverside walks, sandstone cliffs, and picturesque landscapes. It's a professional walker's dream¹.

3. Visit South Lakes Zoo:
- Located in Barrow-in-Furness, South Lakes Zoo is a family-friendly day out. Get up close to endangered and rare animals, hand-feed giraffes, kangaroos, penguins, and lemurs. A smaller zoo, but cute and fun for all ages¹.

4. Discover Ambleside Roman Fort:
- Explore the Ambleside Roman Fort, tentatively identified as Galava. Learn about its history and enjoy the ruins. The fort overlooks Lake Windermere and offers a glimpse into ancient times⁴.

5. Go Ape Whinlatter:
- Head to Go Ape Whinlatter for high ropes and Forest Segways. Enjoy views across Bassenthwaite Lake and Derwentwater. Located in Whinlatter Forest, it's an adventure-filled day in the great outdoors⁵.

Remember, Cumbria's natural beauty, historic sites, and outdoor adventures promise an unforgettable day out! 🌳🏰🌿¹⁴⁵.


Source: Conversation with Bing, 30/01/2024
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(2) Ambleside Roman Fort. https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/ambleside-roman-fort/.
(3) Go Ape Whinlatter. https://goape.co.uk/locations/whinlatter.
(4) Ambleside Climbing Wall. https://www.amblesideadventure.co.uk/ambleside-wall/.
(5) Lake District Activities. https://www.lakedistrictactivities.co.uk/.
(6) 11 Unique Days Out in Cumbria for all the Family - Day Out in England. https://dayoutinengland.com/days-out-in-cumbria/.
(7) 10 of the best family days out in Cumbria - The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2012/mar/28/top-10-family-days-out-cumbria.
(8) Best Things To Do & Days Out In Cumbria - Day Out With The Kids. https://www.dayoutwiththekids.co.uk/things-to-do/north-west/cumbria.