Local Area

Fellcroft is in an ideal location to enjoy a peaceful relaxing break in the Lake District. Quiet country lanes give you direct access to footpaths and bridleways so if you feel the urge for a bit of exercise and get some fresh air you’ve no excuse.

Why not walk over the fell to Newby Bridge and enjoy the views from the top then walk down to the Newby Bridge Hotel for a well-deserved lunch or drink. On the other side of the valley why not take a walk up the wooded “Heights” (not for the faint hearted) from March to October you can watch the steam trains wending their way to and from Lakeside, well worth popping into the station café or the Anglers Arms for some refreshment. A walk up the road will take you to Bigland Hall where you can go Pony Trekking, Horse Riding, Trout Fishing, Clay Shooting, 4 x 4 Offroading and Shooting. If getting down and dirty is not for you the pretty village of Cartmel and its’ Priory is around 3 miles away by quiet country lanes with a good choice of cafes and eateries. On May and August Bank Holidays you can also visit Cartmel Steeplechases.

In close proximity there are many well-known Lake District locations Windermere, Ambleside, Coniston, Grasmere and the beautiful Langdales. - Grizedale Forest is well worth a visit with its’ many walks for all abilities as well as it’s well planned cycle tracks and for the thrill seekers Go-Ape.

Head into Ulverston, passing by the Sir John Barrow Monument on Hoad Hill (a replica of Eddystone Lighthouse) and take the Coastal Route to Barrow with Conishead Priory and miles of shingle beach. Head on down to Roa Island and have a wander around the lifeboat station and take the little ferry over to Piel Island and visit the King of Piel.

Shopping

It’s a pleasant walk to the local shop/post office in Backbarrow, the leisure centre at the Whitewater Hotel has a shop with basic items such as milk, bread and newspapers. Petrol, newspapers and provisions can be found at the garage at Newby Bridge. Nearest supermarket is Booths in Ulverston (10 minutes drive) the town centre has banks, cash points and other shopping. For larger supermarkets and high street names you need to head for the old market town of Kendal or Barrow in Furness.

Eating Out

Whitewater Hotel has a pub with food and a restaurant and can be reached on foot in 5 minutes.

The Anglers Arms Haverthwaite, 10 minutes on foot or a couple of minutes by car.

The Rusland Pool Hotel and Restaurant has an excellent restaurant and is less than 5 minutes by car.

The Swan Inn, Newby Bridge (less than 5 minutes by car) is in a beautiful location right at the foot of Lake Windermere.

The White Hart Inn Bouth is just a 5-minute drive away.

Newby Bridge Hotel, Newby Bridge less than 5 minutes by car.

Crakeside Fish and Chips at Greenodd about 5 or so minutes by car.

There are of course plenty of excellent eating places dotted all around the area and an excellent selection in Ulverston Town Centre – just 10 minutes by car.

Attractions on the Doorstep

Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway - Haverthwaite Steam trains running a seasonal daily service from Haverthwaite to Lakeside through the Leven Valley in comfortable carriages. Connections are available with Windermere Lake Cruises. Licensed restaurant, engine sheds, souvenir shop, picnic area at Haverthwaite. Steam and diesel locomotives on display.

Lakes Aquarium – Lakeside

The award winning Aquarium of the Lakes has now become the Lakes Aquarium with all new features allowing you to visit the lakes of the world along with those a little closer to home, making it a captivating centrepiece to the Lake District.

Windermere Lake Cruises – Lakeside

Trace their origins back to Victorian days, steamers and launches carry over 1.35 million visitors each year. The steamers have saloons, promenade decks, teashops and licensed bars. A fleet of passenger launches supplement the service. Boats operate an extensive route network linking the main settlements.

Lakeland Motor Museum - Backbarrow

Opening during Spring 2010 with the extraordinary collection being displayed afresh in purpose built premises at Backbarrow. Over 30,000 exhibits. Campbell Bluebird exhibition. Motorists gift shop. Riverside café.

To mention everything there is to see and do and all the places there are to eat out would be akin to writing a novel, so we keep an excellent selection of brochures, guide books, menus and walks in the cottage to help you plan your days/evenings out. A visit to www.golakes.co.uk will lead you to all the attractions the Lake District has to offer.

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