Lowther Castle, near Penrith is a fantastic family day out. Suitable for picnics, long walks round the extensive gardens and of course, possibly the country’s best children’s adventure playground: the Lost Castle.
This easy and rewarding 1.75 mile circular walk takes in the breathtaking views, across Windermere, from the top of Gummer’s How, near Newby Bridge, along with a beautiful secluded reservoir nearby.
We stopped off to have a look at Spout Force, just to the west of Whinlatter Forest. This walk is best done when the leaves are not on the trees! If you go up there in the height of summer you’re only likely to see a tiny slither of waterfall inbetween all the trees and shrubs.
Scale Force is a beautiful waterfall near Crummock Water. It’s probably best seen before the tree foliage gets too thick, but it was still worth a visit today.
Grange over Sands is a lovely little town, with an absolutely perfect promenade for a short or long family walk. It has a cafe, playground, skate park and is traffic free and virtually flat, so ideal for all types of wheels, including pushchairs and wheelchairs.
Today’s easy 1.2 mile walk is one you can do in the rain. The Alphabet Trail at Serpentine Woods in Kendal gives kids and adults alike a sculpture adventure. Don’t forget your wellies!
Brotherswater, in Patterdale is a beautiful and quiet place to visit. You can do the short, 2.3 mile loop around the water, or if you have very young children, just the walk from the car park to the little beach for a picnic and paddle!
Today we caught the ferry from Bowness on Windermere across to Claife Heights. We took a go kart, scooter and a bike, plus three kids aged 3, 5 and 6.