With 60km of coastline, Cumbria is the perfect destination for a walking holiday.
Head to Talkin Tarn Country Park in Carlisle, where you can set up camp at the park’s quiet caravan site. Cycle past the serene 65-acre lake and marvel at the wildlife that calls this place home. Take up sailing, windsurfing, canoeing or spend a lazy afternoon in a wooden rowing boat on the lake. Enjoy a quiet stroll through the mature woodlands there.
Set between sea and lakes, Barrow-in-Furness offers an abundance of scenery along its beautiful walking and cycling routes. Follow the Walney Coastal Path to take in some of Cumbria’s most spectular coastline views as you walk along beaches, dunes and salt marshes. Go wildlife spotting or photograph dramatic views over the Irish Sea and Morecambe Bay, to the Lake District fells.
Check out Cumbria’s charming market towns, from Kendal to Keswich, and browse endless stalls. Hike up to magnificent viewpoints over the Lake Derwentwater or walk across the Catbells on the west shore of the lake to visit Castlerigg – a dramatic stone circle set against stunning backdrop of lush green hills. Drive along the A591 – among the most beautiful drives in England – to drink in the rest of the Lakeland’s natural beauty.
Stroll around the city and harbour of Whitehaven and marvel at the beauty of its Georgian architecture. Drive over to St. Bees head – the only Heritage coast between Anglesey and the Scottish border. Stand atop dramatically steep cliffs for plunging cinematic views of Scotland and the Isle of Man. Head to the region’s very own RSPB nature reserve and see if you can spot puffins, razorbills and the only colony of black guillemots in Britain. Explore the region’s rich history as you learn about a time where these beautiful birds shared the land with sneaky smugglers, or check out it’s wealth of castles, abbeys and mining museums.