: Manchester, Glasgow, Newcastle
: Kirkby Stephen
: M6, Junction 38
: Fat Lamb Inn
: Kirkby Lonsdale
: Fat Lamb Inn
As for activities, there are lots of lovely walking routes straight from the door, with OS maps provided that have the walks highlighted. Nearby there is Cautley Spout waterfall and Smardale Gill Nature Reserve which you can walk to from Angel Barn.
Our neighbours, Stonetrail Holidays, offer horse riding (for the more experienced rider), and also mountain bike hire. They are a 5-10 minute walk from us.
Our nearest place to do a bit of fishing is Bessy Beck Trout Fishery. Both Ian & Shelley are competent instructors, if you are interested in some lessons, or you can go out on the river for a day.
Alternatively there are lots of nice places to visit including High Head Sculpture Park, Little Salkeld Water Mill, Rheged, Farfield Mill Arts & Craft Centre, Bowes Museum, a trip on the Settle to Carlisle railway, visiting historic towns or Sedbergh, Kirkby Stephen, Kirkby Lonsdale and others further a field.
Some suggested days out would be a trip on Ullswater Steamers, a beautiful peaceful lake in the North Lakes (much quieter than Lake Windermere), or a classic day drive through Windermere, Ambleside, Grasmere, Keswick – taking in all the key hotspots of the Lakes, or alternatively a trip to Haweswater, a truly stunning and off the beaten track place. The owners Debbie & Richard are on hand when you are here to tailor your days’ out to meet your interests.