River Kent Foot bridge

There are beautiful walks straight from the Café from gentle, pram friendly paths by the river to the energetic over the hills.  We sell a simple map with walks from the Café that will introduce you to the area.

Also walks to lovely tarns where you can swim! (at your own risk)


Our neighbours in the Mill Yard for everything to do with bikes & bike hire during the summer.  Phone for details

Windermere Canoe & Kayak

Welcome to our Windermere lakeshore boathouse located within the unique & mountainous setting of the Lake District National Park, just twenty minutes from the M6.

We are open every day  9am-5pm

The home of British Orienteering

A directory of Orienteering related web-sites.

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.

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.

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.

Kendal Mountaineering Club 

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

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.

Holiday Organising & Accommodation

Camp Sites!

Whether you’re heading to bustling Keswick or seeking the peace of the fells at Langdale, Patterdale or Wasdale, our selection of campsites in the Lake District will help you find the perfect place to stay.

Camper Vans

Whether you’re looking to rent a motorhome from Kendal or for campsites to park up your campervan. What better way to explore the Lake District than behind the wheel of a campervan or motorhome and, as the gateway into the National Park, Kendal is the perfect town to pick up from.

Lakes Cottage Holidays

A local company with over 25 years’ experience in holiday letting in Lake District and Cumbria. Stay in a variety of different properties. Pet-friendly cottages and short breaks available

Holiday Cottages  Cottages in Cumbria

Every property we list has been personally inspected by us.  Dedicated Property Managers with real knowledge of their portfolio.  Safe and secure, your booking is handled with all the care you expect.  Real people, on hand to help our customers every day until late.

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.

Hot Tub Hideaways -Accommodation with Hot tubs!

The Lakes attracts millions of visitors a year and boasts some of the most magnificent scenery in the UK, if not the world.
If you are searching for a fun-filled family holiday or romantic weekend breaks, booking one of these luxury lodges with hot tubs in Lake District could be the answer.

The Wheelhouse – Property to rent in Staveley

Hello, we are Sue and Chris Smith and are the proud owners of the Wheelhouse at Staveley.  We absolutely love Staveley and the Lake District, and we hope that you will love the Wheelhouse at Staveley as much as we do!  We work hard to provide a fantastic holiday home for you to enjoy during your stay.

Lakeland Photography

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

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.

Interesting Souvenir!

Tubular Fells

A great map of The English Lake District with a twist.  Based upon the iconic work of Alfred Wainwright, The Lakeland author and Harry Beck, the draughtsman for London Underground. We sell it for £8.99.