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Activities in Keswick and the Northern Lake District

The Northern Lake District has excellent facilities for all ages and abilities. There are huge range of indooor and outdoor activities for families, couples or single visitors to the area.

Below are a selection of activities close to Sandhills Farm:

Family Activities and Places to visit

Lake District Wildlife Park

Keswick Launch Company – Boat trips on Derwentwater

The Lakes Distillery – Experience the excitement of a working distillery.

Sports in the Lake District

Bassenthwaite Sailing Club – Sailing for members of the RYA

Keswick Golf Club – Stunning mountain course in Threlkeld

Cockermouth Golf Club – Testing fellside course

Watendlath Trout Fishing – No permits required for this weekly stocked tarn

Keswick Climbing Wall – Excellent facilities on the edge of town


History of the Lake District

Mirehouse Historic House – Historical house near Bassenthwaite Lake

Wordsworth House – National Trust property located in Cockermouth

Pencil Museum – The home of the modern pencil

Keswick Museum – Amazing collection of historical Keswick artefacts

Jennings Brewery – Famous Cumbrian brewery


Local Restaurants & Bars

The Sun Inn – Located in nearby Bassenthwaite Village

The George – Keswick’s Oldest coaching inn


Getting around

Davies Taxis – Local taxi company

Cockermouth is approximately a 20 minute drive. The town is home to the famous Jennings Brewery which you can tour then sample the various beers on offer. Wordsworth House and gardens is a National Trust owned property where the poet William Wordsworth lived when he was young. There is also good shopping and a number of restaurants and cafes. Cockermouth Golf Club is located just outside of the town and offers a challenging fellside course.