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
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
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.