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Walk 1 – A short, circular walk through Crosby Ravensworth.
Walk 2 – A longer walk up to Reagill and then back through the villages of Maulds meaburn and Crosby Ravensworth.
Walk 3 – A more challenging walk up Seal Howe.
More beautiful walks can be found on the Countryfile website.
You will meet cyclists everywhere on our quiet, but quite challenging, roads. Many circular routes can be tackled right from the farm. I can set you off following a map to suit all abilitries!
These are a few of our favourite places to explore especially with children. Lowther Castle and Garden’s, wander round the hundreds of acres of romantic gardens and pleasure grounds that have been abandoned for 60 years, now gradually coming back to life, our families favourite meeting up place with a modern café, dogs welcome (20 minutes).
Aira Force, typical lakeland waterfall on the shores of our most charming Lake Ullswater 40 minutes.
Brougham Castle, our childrens favourite castle ruin to race around , many steps to climb and dark passages to explore (20 minutes).
Dalemain House, home of the world famous marmalade festival.
Bird of Prey Centre Lowther, (20 minutes)Well run enthusiastic breeding and demonstration centre with very retro and cosy tea room.
Long Meg, The second largest stone circle in Britain, marvel at its wonder then back down to The Watermill at Little Salkeld for tea (40 minutes).
Shap Abbey, another lonesome abbey, relic of prosperous times past , on the coast to coast route, finish off with a simple snack at The Abbey Café in Shap ( 15 minutes).
How about a drive over one of the top 10 most scenic drives in the world. Up from Melmerby to Alston and round by Middleton in Teasdale (3 – 4 hours).
Or over to the west coast via Carlisle, past Watchtree Nature Reserve, where all our farm’s cattle and sheep were buried during foot and mouth. On to Silloth, a real blast from the past, with a tremendous 3 mile promenade. Follow the coast down past Whitehaven and Workington to St Bees. Passing Sellafield, turn towards home. Over Hardknott and Wrynose pass (if you dare) and back via Amblesideand Windermere (a good days drive). Or Turn right or left at the bottom of our lane and see where the small winding lanes take you.