Wasdale View

Things to See & Do in the area

With Wasdale valley (Britains Favorite View) just a stones throw away, which boasts Englands highest mountain (Scawfell Pike), deepest lake (Wastwater), and smallest church, the park offers a wealth of opportunities for quiet country and mountain walks in some of Cumbria's most stunning countryside.

A few miles to the south can be found Ravenglass, whose miniature railway transports passengers into the heart of Eskdale and through some truly captivating scenery. Nearby is Muncaster Castle with its beautiful gardens and enthralling Owl centre.

The West Cumbrian coastal villages of Drigg & Seascale with their lovely beaches are only minutes away.

There is also an exciting variety of specialist visitor attractions in the area, many designed with families especially in mind. Eight miles to the north is the historic port of Whitehaven. This captivating town was once the third largest port in England, having built its fortunes on the Rum trade with the West Indies and the slave trade with America. This intriguing history is explored and brought thrillingly to life at the Beacon and the Rum Story visitor attractions.

The nearest village to the park is Gosforth (a half mile) which has shops, restuarants and pubs.

The potential for outdoor recreation is enormous, with such activities as walking, cycling, pony-trekking, climbing, and watersports only the most obvious of many you may wish to try. Our location here provides you with an ideal base from which to explore and enjoy the Western Lakes and Fells, including Ennerdale Water, Crummock Water and Buttermere, Scafell Pike and Great Gable.