Links

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!

Local information

Buttermere-Lorton and Melbreak Communities are our local community websites.

Lorton Village Shop, A Shed with a View has its own website now.

The Loweswater Show takes place in early September.

Roger and Ann are neighbours who keep a photographic record of their walks on their website,Loweswatercam. 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!

Our nearest towns are Cockermouth and Keswick.

Walking sites

Andrew Leaney, David Hall and Sean McMahon have excellent, well-documented records of fell walks, complete with photographs and maps.

You can join an organised walk with Keswick Rambles.

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

Whinlatter Forest – Visitor Centre with cafe, walking and mountain biking trails, bike hire and Go Ape.

The Theatre by the Lake, Keswick – well worth a visit!

Alhambra, Keswick – regular films and streamings

Zeffirellis – cinema/restaurant in Ambleside, excellent movie deals

Weather!

For local fell forecasts, visit the Lake District National Park Weather line and the Mountain Weather Information Service.