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Muncaster Castle, Gardens, Hawk & Owl Centre

Muncaster Castle, Gardens, Hawk & Owl Centre

Located directly opposite The Old School, Muncaster Castle is a fabulous historic haunted castle with Himalayan gardens, plus a Hawk and Owl centre. A perfect day out for groups and families.

Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

Journey from Ravenglass, the only coastal village in the Lake District National Park, across the estuary, through the hills, past seven request stops with a 1:40 gradient at times, en route to our final destination some seven miles up the line to Dalegarth for Boot Station. The journey itself was one of Wainwright’s favourites, crossing seven miles of spectacular scenery to the foot of England’s highest mountains, the Scafell Range (3,209ft) at their peak.

Walking

Walking

You couldn't ask for a better location for walking with the tallest mountains in England including Scafell Pike just a short drive away. You can also enjoy a walk along the beach at Ravenglass, a walk round the forest at Muncaster Fell, or a gentle stroll along the river at Eskdale. The choice is yours!

Cycling

Cycling

Road bikers can enjoy a choice of mountain passes within easy reach of The Old School including Birker Fell, Corney Fell and Hardknott Pass, which is the steepest road in England. Mountain bikers will find a great choice of bridleways and forest trails available including Muncaster Fell from the door.

Roman History

Roman History

The remains of the bath house of Ravenglass Roman fort are among the tallest Roman structures surviving in northern Britain - the walls stand almost four metres high. The fort at Ravenglass guarded what was probably a useful harbour, and there is evidence that soldiers stationed here served in Hadrian's fleet.

Hardknott Roman Fort - This remote and dramatically-sited fort was founded under Hadrian's rule in the 2nd century. Well-marked remains include the headquarters building, commandant's house and bath house.

Cumbrian Heavy Horses

Cumbrian Heavy Horses

Cumbrian Heavy Horses is a small, professional, family run Equestrian Centre unique in the use of our magnificent Clydesdale, Shire and Ardennes heavy horse breeds, for riding.

Horse & Husky

Horse & Husky

Live your dreams with Horse and Husky riding.
Bring your horse on a trail riding holiday, travel with a horse and carriage, train your dog to be a sled-dog, or experience a Husky mushing course.

Golf

Golf

There are two fantastic golf courses available nearby including the stunning Par 69 Eskdale Golf Course which is just a few hundred yards away. You will also find Seascale Golf Course (approx. 6 miles away) which is a challenging Par 71 links course.

Fishing

Fishing

There are a number of opportunities for fishing nearby including the river Esk which is less than a mile from the property. Here you can enjoy tranquil fishing with salmon, sea trout and brown trout. You will require an NRA licence which you can purchase from the post office in Seascale.

West Lakes Adventure

West Lakes Adventure

Based just a few miles away in Eskdale, West Lakes Adventure provide a range of outdoor activities including rock climbing, abseilling, canoeing and ghyll scrambling, which are suitable for couples, families and groups. Make the most of your stay and book your activities with West Lakes Adventure.

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