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27 Haverigg Gardens - Open Garden for NGS

27 Haverigg Gardens - Open Garden for NGS Relaxing 300ft cottage style garden backing on to sheep fields with views to Blackcombe and the Coniston hills... See more >
27 Haverigg Gardens, Barrow-in-Furness LA14 3TH
Sat 25 May, Sun 26 May, Sat 20 Jul, Sun 21 Jul

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

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

The Importance of Being Earnest

Everybody loves Ernest. In fact, Cecily and Gwendolen are both engaged to Ernest. The only trouble is, he doesn’t..... See more >
Talkin Tarn Country Park CA8 1HN
Thu 4 Jul

Holehird Gardens - Open Garden for NGS

Holehird Gardens - Open Garden for NGS Run by volunteers of the Lakeland Horticultural Society to promote knowledge of gardening in Lakeland conditions... See more >
Holehird Gardens, Windermere LA23 1NP
Thu 4 Jul

Winton Park - Open Garden for NGS

Winton Park - Open Garden for NGS 5 acre country garden bordered by the banks of the River Eden with stunning views. Many fine conifers, acers and..... See more >
Winton Park, Kirkby Stephen CA17 4PG
Sun 7 Jul

Larch Cottage Nurseries - Open Garden for NGS

Larch Cottage Nurseries - Open Garden for NGS A unique nursery and garden designed and built over the past 35 yrs. The gardens inc lawns, flowing perennial borders,..... See more >
Larch Cottage Nurseries, Penrith CA10 2DR
Thu 11 Jul, Thu 8 Aug, Thu 5 Sep

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
Sat 20 Jul, Sat 14 Sep

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 21 Jul, Sun 18 Aug

Cartmel Gardens - Open Garden for NGS

Cartmel Gardens - Open Garden for NGS A group of 3 diverse gardens in the lovely medieval village of Cartmel, all within easy reach of one another... See more >
Cartmel Gardens, Grange-over-Sands LA11 6PP
Sun 21 Jul

Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Join the HandleBards here at the beautiful Castletown Gardens for a hilarious, high-octane production of Shakespeare’s... See more >
Castletown House and Gardens, Rockcliffe, Carlisle CA6 4BN
Tue 23 Jul

Robin Hood

Join utter legends Robin, Marian and the Merry Men in Sherwood Forest for a hilariously adventurous take on the... See more >
Talkin Tarn Country Park CA8 1HN
Thu 25 Jul

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.