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.
The Queen’s Head is a former 17th century coaching inn, overlooking the Troutbeck valley, on the Windermere side of the Kirkstone Pass. The building is beautiful, and has maintained all of its character and history. The food is absolutely delicious. A blend of home cooked classic pub food, but with a Cumbrian flair.
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.
Coniston Water is one of our favourite lakes in the Lake District, and is accessible from many areas. Here is the perfect family picnic, based near the Bluebird Cafe in Coniston itself.
Fell Foot Park is an absolutely fantastic picnic spot on the shores of southern Windermere. In fact, it’s more than just a picnic spot, it’s a whole day out of you want it to be.
Sella Rock, about a mile south of Ulpha village, is a beautiful little picnic spot. We’ve driven past here many a time, on the way to or from our family walks. And we’ve often seen people picnic’ing and frolicking by the river bank. Well today we finally made a stop there!
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.