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Furness Abbey, Barrow-in-Furness

We found ourselves in Barrow-in-Furness, to the south of the Lake District, on a beautiful sunny afternoon.  We’d heard about Furness Abbey, but never visited.  What an amazing hidden gem! The place is amazing!  Huge ruins of the old abbey.  The children absolutely loved clambering over and through it.  They played games and we stayed for several hours, with our picnic.

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Wythburn, Thirlmere

This beautiful and quiet 1.75 mile walk takes you along the River Wyth Burn into a peaceful valley at the southern end of Thirlmere reservoir.  It’s a fairly easy walk, with only a slight ascent.  It can be boggy in parts, especially after periods of wet weather, so wear appropriate footwear! The kids will have fun clambering over the many different sized rocks along the way.

Cautley Spout, Howgills

Cautley Spout, England’s highest cascade waterfall, in the Howgills, is a fantastic, easy family walk. You can do the easy 2 mile flat (ish) out and back, or the harder 3 mile route up to the top of the falls themselves. Re-fuel at the quaint Cross Keys Temperance Inn at the bottom.