We Support

The Sam Houghton Mountain Bike Challenge
The 2011 event was a great success with a record number of riders enjoying the Staveley sunshine.  With all the tremendous support, a whopping £16348.25 was raised, our biggest ever total.

Staveley Carnival
Staveley Carnival Community Arts Project is a festival of art and colour! fantastic fusion of community arts, music, drumming, dance, puppetry, performance and carnival.

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Local Businesses

CAS Access are a specialist rope access company. Established in 1997, they have built their reputation on being able to provide affordable access solutions to complex problems.

Mill Yard Studios
A working space for artists – Resident artists – David Penn & Pam Williamson
Exhibitions and open days
Specialist courses and workshops

Tarnside consultants 
At Tarnside Consulting, our UK fund raising consultants work with charities to help them raise the funds that turn their aspirations into reality, and give them sound building blocks for a sustainable future. Capital appeals and major gift strategies are areas of special interest to us.

Clean Tile & Grout Lakes
We specialise in cleaning and sealing of all natural stone and other types of tile and grout as well as general hard surface cleaning. We are a small family business with an extremely efficient and revolutionary technique for cleaning your floors and walls – seehere for Wilf’s floor pictures!

Sports bra specialists 
Boobydoo, all the support a girl needs!

The Outdoor Warehouse – Windermere 
Opened in 1975 our shop has been supplying gear to walkers, climbers and skiers ever since. Living in the Lake District gives us a unique opportunity to combine the experience and enthusiasm we have developed for mountain activities with the product knowledge gained from endeavouring to supply the very best clothing and equipment for your needs.

Detail – Gift Shop – Ambleside 
DETAIL is a brand new shop specialising in the unusual, interesting, colourful and quirky.  Our contemporary eclectic range includes quality design-led giftware and home accessories for everyone interested in great design, originality and ….attention to DETAIL.

Kerry Walshaw Physiotherapy & Massage
Ex-staff member qualified as physio, now offering sports massage in Milnthorpe – she’s good, we were practised on!


Sonata Guest House – Kendal
Shop, eat, drink and relax in Kendal without having to drive!  It’s a 5 minute walk to town, from this contemporary Kendal bed and breakfast

Vegetarian Lakeland Living
Lovely accommodation in Cockermouth with fantastic vegetarian meals with The Vegetarian Society’s award  for the Best Veggie Breakfast!

Lake District Lodge Holidays
Relaxing Lakeland breaks in privately owned holiday lodges and log cabins in the Windermere area

Kendal Cottages
A lovely luxury new apartment occupying a beautiful riverside location in the heart of the town with views of the River Kent, Stramongate Bridge and Kendal Castle beyond.

Lake District Holiday Lodges
Come and recharge your batteries in our charming Lake District log cabins …where we are passionate about YOUR holiday!

Easy Bed and Breakfast Guide
We have a high rank on this Bed and Breakfast guide which includes pages for places to stay including B and B DevonBed and Breakfast LeedsBed and Breakfast Lincoln and Ireland pages including a Bed and Breakfast Dublindirectory

South Lakeland Campers
Sage, our fab 1976 VW camper is waiting to be your home by the sea..or mountain or lake..wherever you want really!

Field and Shaw End Cottages 
Wonderful self catering cottages.
We’ve even provided wedding buffets for receptions held at Shaw End!

High Borrans Lodges
Two luxuriously-appointed Nordic timber lodges just for couples at High Borrans Farm,  ten minutes’ away from Staveley. Perfect situation for romantic breaks, walking, riding, biking.

Tourist Information

Stay in the Lake District
A useful guide for planning all aspects of your visit to the Lake District, including special offers & late deals &, of course, great places to eat!

Discover the Lakes
A useful planner for all aspects of your visit to the Lake District, including special offers, weddings, activities, pet friendly places, late deals &, of course, great places to eat!

Road Travel Reports
Provides users with the most up-to-date road traffic information. Data is updated every 5 minutes using sensors placed on motorways and common A / B roads.

Cumbria Tourist Guides
A select group of highly qualified Blue Badge Guides, have a remarkable diversity of special interests
Blue Badge Guides are articulate, use gentle prose, sensitive humour and when necessary vocal pyrotechnics.
Cumbria Tourist Guides is a comprehensive association of special people.
Use a Blue Badge Guide soon to make your visit memorable.

Lake District guide 
A helpful guide to plan your visit to the Lakes.

Search Lake District Guide
A good site if you’re searching for accommodation, where to eat, shopping, town guides or things to do – packed with information!

iknow-lakedistrict Another useful holiday planner

The Great Outdoors – Activities/Photos/Guiding etc

We sell – Tubular Fells – £8.99
A great new map of The English Lake District, based upon the iconic work of Alfred Wainwright, The Lakeland author and Harry Beck, the draughtsman for London Underground.

Lake District Landscapes
A stunning collection of Lakeland fine art photographic, canvas and panoramic prints from Lake District photographer Jon Allison. See a small selection at the Café!

Jason Chambers Photography
Wedding, Landscape and Event Photography in Cumbria

Local Artist Roberta J Heslop
Commissions accepted / Giclee limited edition prints available on request

James Bell Photography
Welcome to Lake District Fine Art where you can enjoy a collection of Landscape Photographs from the Lake District and around the UK by photographer James Bell.

Wild Card Walks
Wild Card Walks and Joan Bryden Photography
Welcome to my walks and photography website inspired by some of the most spectacular and beautiful landscapes in the UK.

Lake District Desktops 
Free desktop images of Englands Lake District and much more!

Adrian Almond Photography
Adrian is a passionate Landscape and Travel photographer, who also displays
a serious interest in Military Aircraft and Birds and Nature photography

The home of British Orienteering
A directory of Orienteering related web-sites.

What is “Orienteering”?
A guide to Orienteering

Curlew Guided Walking
Holidays and short breaks in the North of England. Our experience, enthusiasm and local knowledge enable us to show you places and features often missed by other visitors. Wherever we go you will see reminders of a fascinating and often turbulent past – from castles and stone circles to historic churches or houses. There is something here for everyone.

Mountain guiding and holiday organising! 
Walking with an experienced Mountain Leader is an enjoyable, stress free way of experiencing the splendour of the hills without the worries of organising transport, accommodation, route selection and navigation.
We can take you into superb mountain environments in summer or in winter.
Let us do all your organising for you ; just let us know where and when you want to go and let us do the rest!

Lancaster Cycling Club web-site 
Gives lots of useful information for cycling in this area, places to go, places to eat (!), etc.

Eden Valley section of the CTC 
The Eden Valley Section of the CTC (we call ourselves EVCTC) caters primarily for cyclists in Cumbria’s Eden Valley which comprises Penrith, Appleby and Kirkby Stephen, but also includes many out of area riders from Carlisle, Cockermouth, Barnard Castle and the Scottish borders. We ride every Wednesday and Sunday.

Mountain Activity Section (MAS) part of the Camping and Caravanning Club 
Was formed to cover all outdoor pursuits which can take place in hilly areas and to encourage family participation in its activities, camping in all types of unit. Information about organised events etc.

Open Adventure 
Adventure Races in the playground of the North of England – 5 and 24 hour.

Adventure Races 
Questars Adventure Races UK – Mountain Bike – Canoe – Trail Run and more. Enter online teams of 1-4 for races taking place throughout the UK.

Team Building 
Quest Team Building UK Quest are providers of bespoke Team Building, Corporate Events and UK Challenge Training.

World Climbing 
A Definitive Directory for everything in the World to do with Climbing!

Kendal Mountaineering Club 
An active and friendly Kendal based club, holding regular meets throughout the year locally and beyond.

Better Photos
Better photos runs digital photography and Photoshop courses for beginners and intermediate photographers.