What Activities are open?
We have put together some information about activities available after lock down. We will try to update this regularly but please check with individual businesses about opening times etc. as our information may not be up to date as things are changing very fast. You will also probably need to book in advance. Please let us know if you have anything to recommend and we will share! There is probably loads more!!
Walking and biking:
There are a great range of walks and bike rides from your pod. We will put details of some of our favourites on our website. We recommend that you carry hand sanitiser as you will need to open shared gates. Weather and temperatures can change very fast and we recommend that you go out equipped with extra layers, waterproof and strong shoes even when it looks a perfect sunny day. On a hot day carry plenty of water and sun cream.
If you are exploring outside the valley, check https://www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/visiting/car-park-status for the latest advice on car parking. It could get very busy and it is a good idea to have a few options. Starting early is always a good plan!
Wheel base in Staveley is open for bike repairs and buying bikes. Usually they offer hire bikes but because of the huge demand for bikes during lock down they can't get hold of enough bikes to offer this service.
For Bike hire: Country Lanes Cycles Winderemere: https://www.countrylaneslakedistrict.co.uk/ They do electric, mountain and road bikes but you will need to book in advance.
Lake District National Park has some good advice on things to do and what's open:
Grizedale forest: Go Ape - high ropes through the trees is open. https://goape.co.uk/locations/grizedale
Car park open. Cafe open for take-aways on 4th July. Access for walks in the forest and bike trails. The North Face trail is open although one section is closed for maintenance work.
Tree Top Treks Brockhole on Windermere: HIgh ropes route through the trees. Giant bouncy nets. Climbing. Zip wires. Open from July 4th. Need to book
Honister Via Ferrata and Slate mine: https://honister.com/ Bit of a drive but amazing views as you head over Honister pass. Exciting activity - infinity bridge soon to open. Stop at Keswick for some shopping or take a dip in Bassenthwaite.
Coniston Boating Centre are open Sat 20th June for Kayak Hire. Taking bookings now.
Winderemere Lake Cruises: Motor boat hire and rowing boat hire. Taking bookings now
Windermere Canoe and Kayak on Ferry Nab Bowness: Canoe, Kayak and Paddle Boards to hire - book now
Brockhole on Windermere: Kayak Hire. Motor boat hire. Laser Clay Shooting. Mini golf. - need to book
Ullswater steamers hoping to open July 6th. Check their website: https://www.ullswater-steamers.co.uk/
National Trust Properties:
Garden at Hill Top (Beatrix Potter's Farm) . You will need to book on their website in advance of your visit
Sizergh Castle Gardens - you will need to book on their website in advance of your visit
Fell Foot Lakeland park from 8th July on Southern tip of Windermere - you will need to book on their website in advance.
Gardens: Levens Hall - mad topiary. Garden, gift shop and kitchen take-away open now - Need to book
Muncaster castle near Ravenglass: Gardens open now - Need to book
Holker Hall, Grange Over Sands: Gardens now open - need to book