APPLE TREE HOUSE
Ullock is the perfect starting place to explore the
Lake District. Loweswater Lake is just five miles away, with Buttermere
and Crummock just a mile or two beyond. At Loweswater is the Kirkstile
Inn at one end - a pub renowned for good food.
The bluebells at Rannderalde (at Crummock Water)
Having visited Loweswater and Crummock Water, drive
through the Newlands Valley, over Whinlatter Forest Pass to Braithwaite
and then Keswick beyond.
It's a lovely drive and Keswick is a busy market town (market day
is Thursday and Saturday) with lots going on. Here you can go boating
on the Lake, hire bikes, visit the climbing wall, take a trip
to the "Cars
of the Stars" Museum, the Puzzling
Place or even the Pencil
Museum (all good wet weather activities for kids and adults
alike). Keswick also has a theatre
and a cinema (which
also shows World
Cinema films on a Sunday afternoon throughout winter).
Ashness Bridge overlooking Derwentwater and Keswick
For more information about Keswick, please
Wordsworth's House in Cockermouth
Cockermouth, the birthplace of William Wordsworth,
is five miles away. William Wordsworth's home is worth a visit,
as is Jennings
Brewery and Museum. There are plenty of antique shops and cafes,
which holds the occasional Jazz evening. There are a variety of
pubs and smaller shops (butchers, bakers etc) as well as a Sainsburys.
For more information about Cockermouth,
please click here.
In the opposite direction is Ennerdale Lake with its
forest walks and mountain biking. You can walk right round the lake
or up Pillar and the surrounding fells.
For more information about Ennerdale, please
Just beyond Ennerdale, on Cold Fell, is Bradley's
Farm which has pony trekking on the fell. Driving along the
fell road and coming across the ponies apparently roaming wild is
quite a sight to see.
Whitehaven at night
Cumbria's western coast is also nearby - Whitehaven
is ten miles away and was once the second biggest port in Britain.
The harbour area of this Georgian town has been regenerated and
is also worth a visit (although it is closed for further improvments
until Autumn 2007). There is both a Tesco and a Morrisons here,
although for general high street shops go to Workington
(8 miles from Apple Tree House) which has just had a new shopping
centre built, as well as having the nearest multi-screen
Courses in Cumbria provides a list of courses. Fairly close
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