Today we visited RSPB Leighton Moss nature reserve, near Silverdale. It’s a lovely family day out, including several trails, most of which are wheelchair / pushchair friendly, from 0.5 mile up to 2 miles.
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.
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.
Hodge Close quarry and caves is certainly an adventure, for young and old alike It offers some amazing views of its massive water filled cavern, from both the top and bottom.
Colwith Force, Little Langdale is a beautiful, short easy walk to some amazing cascades and waterfall. Especially after heavy rainfall. The walk is less than 0.5 miles in total, there and back, and could easily be incoporated into other walks
One of the great things about the walk to Arnside Knott, is that you can drive up half of it, which made it infinitely easier for our 3 year old’s little legs! Although if you want to, you can of course walk from Arnside village itself.