There are many excellent websites about the Lake District: the links below relate to or feature our local area. I hope you find them helpful!
Melbreak Communities is our local community website.
Lorton Village Shop, A Shed with a View has its own website now.
The Loweswater Show takes place in early September.
Roger Hiley is a neighbour who keeps a photographic record of walks on his website, Loweswatercam, along with some general information. If you look up some of the Low Fell walks in the Fell index, you will get a feel of the immediate locality and also see Foulsyke!
Places to eat
Cumbria is becoming well known for its excellent food and there are many very good restaurants, cafes and pubs within a few miles. The following are some of the ones I enjoy visiting and I know many guests do as well.
The Kirkstile Inn, our local award winning pub, is only 10 minutes walk away. It does excellent food and local beers – booking advised. The Wheatsheaf Inn, Lorton (four miles) is another popular eating place with guests. The Quince and Medlar in Cockermouth is a lovely evening out with beautiful vegetarian food and for a special occasion Lyzzick Hall at Bassenthwaite and Overwater Hall at Ireby are excellent.
Places to visit/attractions/activities
This is not a comprehensive list, just a taster!
Wordsworth House, Cockermouth – birthplace of William and Dorothy Wordsworth
Mirehouse – historic house and gardens
Honister Slate Mines – mine tours and Via Ferrata
Lakes Distillery – tours, shop and bistro
Keswick Launches – lake transport on Derwentwater
Lingholm Kitchen and Walled Garden – Beatrix Potter connection, direct launch across from Keswick.
Bassenthwaite Ospreys – Lake District Osprey Project
The Theatre by the Lake, Keswick – well worth a visit!
Alhambra, Keswick – regular films and streamings
Zeffirellis – cinema/restaurant in Ambleside, excellent movie deals