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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

Sprint Mill - Open Garden for NGS

Sprint Mill - Open Garden for NGS Unorthodox organically run garden,the wild and natural alongside provision of owners' fruit, vegetables and... See more >
Sprint Mill, Kendal LA8 9AQ
Sun 26 May, Sun 2 Jun

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 30 May, Sat 1 Jun

Cumbria Vegan Fair

The Cumbria Vegan Festival is returning to Penrith on 1st June 2024, bringing all-vegan food and drink, cosmetics and... See more >
Penrith RUFC, Penrith CA11 8RQ
Sat 1 Jun

Country Fest

We are looking forward to again celebrating rural life and returning with all the elements of the true family event... See more >
Lane Farm Crooklands LA7 7NH
Sat 1 Jun and Sun 2 Jun

Clinton Baptiste: Roller Ghoster!

Solo again, Britain’s most celebrated clairvoyant medium psychic from Peter Kay’s ‘Phoenix Nights’ returns with his... See more >
Brewery Arts, 122a Highgate, Kendal LA9 4HE
Sat 1 Jun

Yewbarrow House - Open Garden for NGS

Yewbarrow House - Open Garden for NGS More Cornwall than Cumbria, according to Country Life, a colourful 4 acre garden filled with exotic and rare plants,... See more >
Yewbarrow House, Grange-over-Sands LA11 6BE
Sun 2 Jun, Sun 7 Jul

Windy Hall - Open Garden for NGS

Windy Hall - Open Garden for NGS Crafted and nurtured by David and Diane Kinsman over 40 years, the 6 acre gardens are eclectic and unique within the... See more >
Windy Hall, Windermere LA23 3JA
Sun 2 Jun

Quarry Hill House - Open Garden for NGS

Quarry Hill House - Open Garden for NGS 3 acre parkland setting, country house (not open), woodland garden with marvellous views of Skiddaw, Binsey and the... See more >
Quarry Hill House, Wigton CA7 1AE
Sun 2 Jun

Brampton East Gardens - Open Garden for NGS

Brampton East Gardens - Open Garden for NGS A selection of gardens of differing sizes and styles. 25 Edmondson Close, created from scratch 12 yrs ago, features a..... See more >
Brampton East Gardens, Brampton CA8 1EX
Sun 2 Jun

Cragwood Country House Hotel - Open Garden for NGS

Cragwood Country House Hotel - Open Garden for NGS The gardens at Cragwood Country House are an integral part of the property's rich history and charm... See more >
Cragwood Country House Hotel, Windermere LA23 1LQ
Tue 4 Jun

Fernhill Coach House - Open Garden for NGS

Fernhill Coach House - Open Garden for NGS Cottage garden; mixed borders, vegetables, greenhouse, orchard, small ponds, roses. Organic and biodiverse... See more >
Fernhill Coach House, Grange-over-Sands LA11 6RX
Sun 9 Jun

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 9 Jun to Wed 12 Jun

Chapelside - Open Garden for NGS

Chapelside - Open Garden for NGS 1 acre, windy garden below fell, round C18 farmhouse and outbuildings. Fine views. Tiny stream, large pond... See more >
Chapelside, Penrith CA11 0XR
Sun 9 Jun, Sun 7 Jul

Vicarage House East - Open Garden for NGS

Vicarage House East - Open Garden for NGS A secret haven, surrounded by stone walling and woodland, the backbone of which is a wildlife pond and walled garden... See more >
Vicarage House East, Grange-over-Sands LA11 6RS
Sun 9 Jun
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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.