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Ivy House - Open Garden for NGS

Ivy House - Open Garden for NGS Approx 2 acres of sloping fellside garden with meandering paths leading to a series of rooms: inc pond, fern garden,... See more >
Ivy House, Cumwhitton CA8 9EX
Sun 23 Jun, Sun 11 Aug

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

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

Holly House - Open Garden for NGS

Holly House - Open Garden for NGS Tucked behind a large Grade II listed Georgian house, the gardens of Holly House are a hidden gem. Split into 3..... See more >
Holly House, Whitehaven CA28 8RF
Sat 3 Aug and Sun 4 Aug

Grange Fell Allotments - Open Garden for NGS

Grange Fell Allotments - Open Garden for NGS The allotments are managed by Grange Town Council. Opened in 2010, 30 plots are now rented out and offer a wide..... See more >
Grange Fell Allotments, Grange-over-Sands LA11 6HB
Sun 4 Aug

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 4 Aug, Sun 1 Sep

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
Mon 5 Aug

Abi and Tom's Garden Plants - Open Garden for NGS

Abi and Tom’s Garden Plants - Open Garden for NGS The 1 acre nursery garden is a fusion of traditional horticultural values with modern approaches to the display,... See more >
Abi and Tom’s Garden Plants, Grange-over-Sands LA11 6RT
Sun 11 Aug

Galesyke - Open Garden for NGS

Galesyke - Open Garden for NGS 4 acre garden combining formal areas, shrubberies and woodland, dissected by the River Irt which can be crossed by a... See more >
Galesyke, Wasdale CA20 1ET
Sat 17 Aug and Sun 18 Aug

Fell Yeat - Open Garden for NGS

Fell Yeat - Open Garden for NGS One acre garden the largest part of which was started 35 yrs ago. Planted with many unusual trees, shrubs and large..... See more >
Fell Yeat, Kirkby Lonsdale LA6 2JW
Sun 18 Aug

Netherby Hall - Open Garden for NGS

Netherby Hall - Open Garden for NGS Netherby Hall Garden is 36 acres, consisting of a 1½ acre walled kitchen garden which produces fruit, vegetables and... See more >
Netherby Hall, Carlisle CA6 5PR
Mon 26 Aug

The Merry Wives of Windsor

Sir John Falstaff, everyone's favourite Shakespearean sleazeball, has fallen on hard times. In order to fix his..... See more >
Talkin Tarn Country Park CA8 1HN
Thu 29 Aug

Middle Blakebank - Open Garden for NGS

Middle Blakebank - Open Garden for NGS The garden extends to 4½ acres and overlooks the Lyth valley with extensive views south to Morecambe Bay and east to... See more >
Middle Blakebank, Kendal LA8 8HP
Sat 31 Aug

Woodend House - Open Garden for NGS

Woodend House - Open Garden for NGS A beautiful garden tucked away in a small hamlet. Meandering gravel paths lead around the garden with imaginative,..... See more >
Woodend House, Egremont CA22 2TA
Sat 31 Aug and Sun 1 Sep

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.