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Luxury Glamping Pods within easy access to the Lake District

Attractions Near Thornfield

Dalston

A map of The Parish of Dalston Footpaths, Bridleways & Cycleways can be purchased from the site at a cost of £2.50 per pack

  • Rose Castle  (circular walk)  A picturesque walk of approximately 1 hour directly from the PODS via the river Caldew and Rose Castle (the historic residence of the Bishop of Carlisle)
  • Off road walking/cycle route into the village; one mile to Bridge End Inn Pub and the bus stop
  • Public footpath/cycleway from Dalston to Carlisle (Accessed at St. Michael's Primary School) in the centre of the village

Click here for: services in the Dalston village area for information about places to eat and shop, etc.

For those who like outdoor pursuits we have Clay Pigeon Shooting Tuition for all levels at Green Quarries which is only a short distance away.

Caldbeck - The Gateway to the Lake District

A beautiful picturesque route into the Lakes via the popular village of Caldbeck.  Well worth a stop for either a short walk at the Howk or in the village then refreshements at the Oddfellows Arms Pub or the Watermill Cafe.  Continue your joruney over the fell tops (remember to look out for the wayward sheep, or possibly a fell pony or two) onto Uldale common.  You may like to consider a stop at Mae's Tea room, The Old School, Uldale; then head to the Castle Inn Hotel crossroads where you can either turn left and head towards Bassenthwaite and onto Keswick or go straight ahead which will take you to the opposite side of Bassenthwaite Lake onto the A66; which will take you to Braithwaite, Winlatter and then of course Keswick.

Popular places to visit:

  • Dodd Wood, Bassenthwaite - Ideal for walking with a tea room
  • Derwent Water Marina - Outdoor activities
  • Lake District Wildlife Park - Animal park fun for all the family
  • Nichol End Marina - Outdoor activities
  • Whinlatter Forest Park - Mountain biking, walking, family activities

Should you wish to visit the Ullswater area the best route is via Junction 42 of the M6; head down to Penrith Junction 40 then head for the A66 to Keswick.

Popular places to visit:

  • Aira Force - Beautiful spectacular waterfalls at all times of year
  • Rookin House Activity Centre - For all your outdoor adventure activities
  • Ullswater Steamers - Take a steamer trip and take in the picturesque scenery
  • Pooley Bridge - Beautiful and popular village - Walking and steamer trips
Carlisle - The Great Border City

A host of amenites within the city and surrounding areas.  Please refer to the Discover Carlisle website: www.discovercarlisle.co.uk for further details of things to do, what's on and where to visit.

Popular places to visit:

  • Carlisle Castle and Carlisle Cathedral
  • Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery
  • The Sands Centre - Cumbria's premier venue for entertainment
  • Carlisle Racecourse - Flat and jump racing throughout the year along with family days and concerts
  • Walby Farm Park - Perfect for families, keep the children entertained whatever the weather
  • Watchtree Nature Reserve, Nr Wiggonby - Walking, bike hire and cafe
  • Talkin Tarn Country Park, Nr Brampton - Hire rowing boats, walking, childrens play area and tea room
  • Lanercost Priory, Brampton - Historic Priory, walks, Tearoom and shop
  • Hadrians Wall & Birdoswald Roman Fort - For all those of you out there who are historians

 

This is just a taste of activities in the area.  We provide a comprehensive information folder in your POD with tourist leaflets which will assist you in planning your perfect days out.

 

Rose Castle

Carlisle Castle

Tullie House Museum

Walby Farm Park, Carlisle

Cumbria Gyroplanes/Gyrocopters

Clova on a day out to Aira Force, Ullswater

Location

Click the graphic below for an interactive map showing the location of Thornfield Camping Cabins near Dalston, Cumbria close to the Lake District.

Glamping location, Dalston

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