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Nearby Wasdale


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High House is superby located for those looking to get away from it all. There is plenty to do in the area with just a few suggestions listed below.

Wasdale (4 miles)

With England's deepest lake (Wastwater), highest mountain (Scafell), smallest church (St Olafs) and biggest liar, Wasdale is well worth a visit. Click here for more information about Wasdale.

Yewbarrow in Wasdale

Ravenglass (4 miles)

Muncaster Castle, with its gardens and owl centre
The Ravenglass & Eskdale steam railway
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The ravenglass and eskdale railway

Eskdale (4 miles)

Hundreds of walks including England's highest mountain, Scafell pike and Stanley Ghyll waterfall. You can hire bikes from the YHA.
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Burnmoor Circle in Eskdale
Burnmoor Circle in Eskdale

Ambleside (32 miles)

From Eskdale is Ambleside, a sometimes hair-raising journey over Hardknott and Wrynose passes (the steepest road in England).

Whitehaven (15 miles)

Georgian harbour town (and your nearest supermarket - Morrisons and Tesco)

Whitehaven harbour at night
Whitehaven harbour at night

Haverigg (18 miles)

Water-sports at Haverigg Port Water Centre.


Silecroft Beach (15 miles)

At Silecroft there is five miles of beach. You can also go horse-riding along the beach.


Coniston (24 miles)

Coniston is a lovely village with plenty to do and see. Click here for further information.

Coniston Water

Ennerdale (15 miles)

Ennerdale (6 miles away) is famed for being the Lake District's wild lake. You can walk round the bottom of it or venture up on the high fells around it. There is a forest there too which has bike trails through it. Bikes can be hired from the Shepherd's Arms pub in Ennerdale.

Sunrise at Ennerdale
Sunrise at Ennerdale

Cockermouth (23 miles)

Cockermouth, the birthplace of William Wordsworth, is 11 miles away. William Wordsworth's home is worth a visit, as is Jennings Brewery and Museum.

The bitter end at Cockermouth
The Bitter End at Cockermouth



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