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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

Haverthwaite Lodge - Open Garden for NGS

Haverthwaite Lodge - Open Garden for NGS Traditional Lake District garden that has been redesigned and replanted. A series of terraces lead down to the River..... See more >
Haverthwaite Lodge, Haverthwaite LA12 8AJ
Tue 26 Mar, Thu 23 May

Hazel Cottage - Open Garden for NGS

Hazel Cottage - Open Garden for NGS Flower arrangers and plantsman's garden. Extending to approx 5 acres. Inc mature herbaceous borders, pergola,..... See more >
Hazel Cottage, Carlisle CA4 9PG
Sat 30 Mar, Sun 31 Mar, Sat 25 May, Sun 26 May

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

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

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

Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

Duos come and duos go, and some nurture and fine tune their art and watch it grow into something totally original and... See more >
Wigton Theatre, Station Rd, Wigton CA7 9AE
Thu 2 May

Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

Duos come and duos go, and some nurture and fine tune their art and watch it grow into something totally original and... See more >
Forum Theatre, 28 Duke St, Barrow in Furness LA14 1HH
Fri 3 May

Coombe Eden - Open Garden for NGS

Coombe Eden - Open Garden for NGS A large, 1 acre garden of traditional and contemporary beds. A pretty beck runs through the lower garden with a..... See more >
Coombe Eden, Carlisle CA4 9PQ
Sat 4 May and Sun 5 May

Low Fell West - Open Garden for NGS

Low Fell West - Open Garden for NGS This 2 acre woodland garden in the tranquil Winster valley has extensive views to the Pennines. The four season garden,..... See more >
Low Fell West, Kendal LA8 8JG
Sun 5 May

Low Fell West - Open Garden for NGS

Low Fell West - Open Garden for NGS This 2 acre woodland garden in the tranquil Winster valley has extensive views to the Pennines. The four season garden,..... See more >
Low Fell West, Kendal LA8 8JG
Mon 6 May

Low Crag - Open Garden for NGS

Low Crag - Open Garden for NGS A relaxed, wildlife friendly 2 acre farmhouse garden, designed and maintained on organic principles. Transitions from a..... See more >
Low Crag, Kendal LA8 8LE
Sun 12 May

Matson Ground - Open Garden for NGS

Matson Ground - Open Garden for NGS 2 acres of mature, south facing gardens. A good mix of formal and informal planting inc topiary features, herbaceous..... See more >
Matson Ground, Windermere LA23 2NH
Sun 19 May

Hayton Village Gardens - Open Garden for NGS

Hayton Village Gardens - Open Garden for NGS A valley of quality gardens of very varied size and styles mostly around old stone cottages. Smaller and larger cottage..... See more >
Hayton Village Gardens, Brampton CA8 9HR
Sun 19 May
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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
(1) . https://bing.com/search?q=activities+within+cumbria+for+a+day+out.
(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.