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Attractions Near Thornfield


A map of The Parish of Dalston Footpaths, Bridleways & Cycleways can be purchased from the site at a cost of £3.00

  • 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 refreshments at the Oddfellows Arms Pub or the Watermill Cafe.  Continue your journey 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, Whinlatter and then of course Keswick.

Popular places to visit:

  • Dodd Wood, Bassenthwaite - Ideal for walking with a tea room
  • Derwent Water Marina - Outdoor activities
  • Lingholm Walled Garden & Tea Room - Derwentwater
  • Lake District Wildlife Park - Animal park fun for all the family
  • 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
  • Lowther Castle & Aragons Cycle Hire 
  • 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 amenities 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, children's play area and tea room
  • Lanercost Priory, Brampton - Historic Priory, walks, Tearoom and shop
  • Hadrian's 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 and additional tourist leaflets can be found in Meg's room which will assist you in planning your perfect days out.


Rose Castle Gardens

Carlisle Castle

Tullie House Museum

Walby Farm Park, Carlisle

Cumbria Gyroplanes/Gyrocopters

Clova on a day out to Aira Force, Ullswater


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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