Things To Do

In addition to the obvious Fell Walking and Water Sports, there are plenty of other things to do in the Lake District.
Take a look through some of the suggestions we have below. There are many more in the Information Pack we provide at Mill Beck.

Lake District National Park Visitors’ Centre

bh_gdns_bluesky-smallVisit the Lake District Visitor Centre situated at Brockhole. The centre contains a variety of information for people visiting the lake district along with having interactive exhibitions, a gift shop and a Cafe which overlooks the gardens and Lake Windermere.


Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway

Visit the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway where you can enjoy a meal at the station restaurant, find the perfect souvenir from the gift shop, enjoy a picnic whilst watching the trains go by in the picnic area, take a look around a collection of locomotives in the engine shed and more.

Laurel and Hardy Museum

4208663724_12942112f3-smallVisit the Laurel and Hardy Museum which houses a huge collection of Laurel and Hardy memorabilia gathered throughout their career. If you are a fan then this is a great place to visit during your stay.


Beatrix Potter’s House at Hill Top

Enjoy the tale of Beatrix Potter by visiting Hill Top. Full of her favourite things, this house appears as if Beatrix had just stepped out for a walk. Every room contains a reference to a picture in a ‘tale’.

World of Beatrix Potter

5-b967c859df-smallWhether it has been five or fifteen years since you last visited, or this is your first time, the World of Beatrix Potter™ offers a warm welcome with something new for everyone. Simply step in to the building to start experiencing the magical world that Beatrix Potter created in her books.


The Kirkstone Pass Inn

Visit the Kirkstone Pass Inn, one of the 3 highest pubs in England and over 500 years of serving many hungry, thirsty travellers. Take time, relax here soak up the special atmosphere this ancient location offers.

Grizedale Forest

740x300pxrollingimage_Griz_4-smallGrizedale Forest, in the heart of the Lake District, offers an unrivalled day out for everyone. Whether you’re looking for an easy going trail for all abilities, a MTB route to test your skills, a quiet spot to admire the wildlife and amazing sculptures or a place to relax and enjoy some great food.


The Pencil Museum

Do you remember Cumberland Pencils from your school days? You can visit the place where they were made! Situated in Keswick, Cumbria, in the heart of the Lake District, the Pencil Museum is a great all weather attraction for the whole family with lots of things to see and do including the very first pencil and the world’s longest colour pencil.

The Best Lake District Walks in the Rain!

lindaroyston1-smallThe Lake District is one of the most beautiful places in the walking world – lush green valleys with bubbling streams tumbling over the rocks in a series of stunning cascades. Come to think of it – there is quite a lot of water in the Lake District – and most of it gets there from the sky as rainfall or snow. It is a fact of life that – whatever the forecast, whatever the time of year – if you spend any time walking in the Lake District you will encounter rainfall and low cloud sooner or later. And if you go in the winter months, snow is virtually guaranteed. So here is a series of walks you can do when the rain falls, there is deep lying snow and the clouds are low.



Visit the Former home of John Ruskin. Brantwood is the most beautifully situated house in the Lake District. Brantwood is both a treasure house of historical importance and a lively centre of contemporary arts and the environment, welcoming in the region of 30,000 visitors a year.

Osprey Watch

542841_545508465472202_1738092681_n-smallAre you interested in wildlife? In 2001 a pair of ospreys which nested beside Bassenthwaite Lake became the first wild osprey to breed in the Lake District for over 150 years. Ospreys are spectacular fish-eating birds of prey with a wingspan of nearly five feet and are breeding near Bassenthwaite Lake for the thirteenth year. They are using a nest near the Lake which has been previously occupied. The nest has a High Definition camera, with live pictures being sent to the exhibition area at Whinlatter. You can also visit the open air viewpoints at Dodd Wood.

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