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) Look for Gurnal Dubs!


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. There is something here for everyone.

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. We ride every Wednesday and Sunday.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Holiday Organising & Accommodation

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.
We will do all your organising for you ; just let us know where and when you want to go and let us do the rest!

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.