Whatever your interests you can be assured finding plenty to see and do locally during your stay at Far Nook self catering holiday cottage in Ambleside

Walking

Walking

You are spoilt for choice with the selection of low and high level walks available, including Wansfell and Loughrigg Fell, which offers a lovely view along Lake Windermere.

Slightly further afield, but within easy reach of Far Nook you will find Fairfield Horsehoe, Red Screes, The Coffin Trail, the Langdale Pikes, Coniston Old Man, Helm Crag and Helvellyn to name just a few.

Lake Cruises

Lake Cruises

Enjoy a cruise on Lake Windermere which are available from the pier at Waterhead which only about a mile from Far Nook. You can take a cruise to Bowness-on-Windermere where you will find the World of Beatrix Potter attraction and Blackwell Arts & Crafts House, plus a good of shops and restaurants. Alernatively you can cruise all the way along Lake Windermere to Lakeside at Newby Bridge where you will find The Lakeland Motor Museum, The Lakes Aquarium and The Lakeside & Haverthwaite Steam Railway.

Cycling

Cycling

There is a superb purpose built cross country and downhill mountain bike trail available within 9 miles of Far Nook at Grizedale Forest. The un-graded paths follow forests trails for a fantastic off-road cycling experience.

Road cyclists are also well catered for locally with challenging mountain passes nearby such as Kirkstone Pass, Wrynose Pass, Blea Tarn and Hardknott Pass, which is the steepest road in England.

Guided Tours

Guided Tours

The award winning Mountain Goat tour specialists offer a variety of guided site seeing mini bus tours around the Lake District.

Dove Cottage & The Wordsworth Museum

Dove Cottage & The Wordsworth Museum

It was in this little cottage, at times ‘crammed edge full’ with people, in the heart of the remote Lake District, that William Wordsworth wrote some of the greatest poetry in the English language and Dorothy kept her famous 'Grasmere Journal', now on display in the Museum.

Golf

Golf

There are a some excellent 18 hole golf courses nearby with the closest being Windermere Golf Club, which is around 7 miles away. It is a very scenic, challenging course which is open to non-members.

Other courses include Keswick Golf Club (15 miles away) and Kendal Golf Club (14 miles)

Fishing

Fishing

Subject to purchasing the necessary licences and permits, locally it is possible to fish in the river Rothay and just 6 miles away on Esthwaite Water you will find a first class, managed fishery where you can fish for Trout, Pike and Roach.

Adventure Activities

Adventure Activities

A wide range of adventure activities are available and can be organised through locally based companies. These include rock climbing, abseiling, ghyll scrambling, canoeing, kayaking and Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP). More info at www.westlakesadventure.co.uk

Far Nook
Rydal Road, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9BA

015394 88855
stay@farnook.co.uk