South Lakeland Visitor Attractions
Outdoor Activities in the Cartmel Area
Cartmel Priory of St Mary and St Michael
Cartmel Racecourse - Horse racing has taken part on the famous racecourse since 1845, even earlier in some record books.
Black Horses Ltd - Horse-drawn carriage rides for any special occasion around Cartmel or for your wedding day.
Perfect English - A very stylish independent shop in the heart of Cartmel village.
The Larch Tree - A place of toys for children and adults and hundreds of unusual gift ideas.
Holker Hall & Gardens
Award winning Estate and gardens.
Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway
Check their fun website for the current steam train timetable.
Ducky's Park Farm
Flookburgh's fun family attraction with lots of animals to meet and pet.
More than your average aquarium with sea and river life, otters and even monkeys.
World famous topiary gardens and impressive Elizabethan stately home.
Home of the artist and social reformer, John Ruskin, overlooking Coniston Water.
Dove Cottage, Grasmere
Visitors can take guided tours of the home and garden of William Wordsworth, who lived here from 1799 to 1808.
The Cistercian Way is a 33 mile walk through the Furness and Cartmel Peninsulas, a landscape trodden by monks, merchants, miners and fishermen. The route links in with several railway stations and can be completed in several easy stages with a variety of cosy and luxurious accommodation to choose from as you explore.
The Furness Way meanders for about 75 miles from Arnside on the Eastern side of morecambe bay to Ravenglass on the Irish Sea, passing through Lindale, Cartmel and Haverthwaite
Bigland Estate - Archery, clay pigeon shooting and quad biking
Grange-over-Sands Golf Club - 18 hole parkland course
Hampsfell Limestone Pavements - Commanding extensive views across Morecambe Bay
Humphry Head Nature Reserve - A whaleback of carboniferous limestone jutting into Morecambe Bay - www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk
North West Parachute Centre - Experience the exhilaration of freefall skydiving at Cumbria's sole parachuting centre www.skydivenorthwest.co.uk
Roudsea Wood and Mosses - Part of the National Nature reserve comprising broadleaved woodland and raised peat bog - access by permit only from Natural England
Local Food & Drink - We Like!
Links to Places we Like!
L'Enclume - For that extra special dining experience, Simon Rogan's Michelin Star restaurant is one of the finest in North West England.
Cartmel Cheeses - Situated in Unsworth's Yard, this is THE place to get your fine cheese and fresh bread to go with from Cartmel Bakehouse.
A visit to Cartmel would not be complete without popping in to Cartmel Village Shop to stock up on their famous Sticky Toffee Pudding and delicious foods from their Deli.
Unsworth's Yard - Situated by the Priory is a mini shopping centre of fine foods, crafts and kitchenware. It also houses it's own microbrewery making fine craft ales.
The Farm Shed at Howbarrow Organic Farm - Growing a wide variety of salad and herb crops and organic meat. Visitors are also welcome to walk around the Farm Trail -www.thefarmshed.co.uk
For Cheese, Meat & Fish · Cartmel Valley Game - Smoked Salmon · Richard Woodall - Meats · Wensleydale - Cheeses · Beers, Liqueurs, Champagne & Wines - www.lakelandhampers.co.uk
Willow Water bottled at source - Pure water filtered through limestone bedrock at Flookburgh www.willowwater.co.uk
House of Townend supply our wines.