Your stay at Wood Farm cottages
can offer you much - the opportunity to bask in the beauty of the
many lakes and mountains in the area; to appreciate the wonderful
coast line with its marinas and beaches; to experience the true
wonders of our countryside and wildlife and finally to discover
the areas great history & heritage. With so much on offer, the
cottages at Wood Farm are truly a great base to explore the region.
Nearby, the rural market town of Cockermouth (4m) boasts the birth
place of William and Dorothy Wordsworth and the home place to Jennings
Castle Brewery since 1874. Cockermouth provides some magnificent
examples of Georgian architecture and with galleries, river walks,
parks, pubs and restaurants it is an attractive place to visit.
may wish to take a drive through the picturesque village of Lorton
(2 miles away) and on down the Lorton Vale to experience the magical
beauty of Crummock Water and Loweswater. Further afield is Buttermere
with Red Pike, Hay Stacks and High Stile, steeped in the spirit
of the famous walker, Wainwright. Ennerdale Water is also within
easy reach. Alternatively, a drive down the coast road can take
you to Wastwater, the deepest lake in Britain, and to Scafell Pike,
the highest mountain in England (977metres). At Ravenglass (45 minutes
away), enjoy a ride on the Ravenglass and Eskdale railway. Enjoy
seven glorious miles of outstanding beauty from an open or covered
steam train carriage. Perhaps combine this with a trip to Muncaster
historic castle with its 77 acres of Himalayan gardens, heron happy
hour and owl sanctuary.
along the A66, lies Bassenthwaite Lake (10 miles away), the only
true lake in the Lake District. In recent years, Whinlatter forest,
adjacent to the Lake, has been home to the ospreys. A few miles
on, and you reach the charming, lakeland market town of Keswick
which nestles on the shores of Derwentwater, overlooked by Skiddaw.
This beautiful Lakeland town has much to offer - shops, walks, boat
trips, galleries, leisure pool and the impressive "Theatre
by the Lake".
The Western Cumbrian shore line boasts some award winning beaches
- St Bees (the start of Wainwright’s Coast to Coast walk),
Allonby and Silloth. The harbour town of Whitehaven (once England’s
third largest port) offers the unique chance to recapture the atmosphere
of an 18th century maritime port. Further along the coast, the Solway
estuary, a designated Site of Special Scientific interest offers
the chance to see where some rare and wonderful creatures live whilst
the Solway Coast is designate as an official Area of Outstanding
Natural Beauty; rich in bird life, a favourite with ornithologists.
For the cyclist, Whinlatter forest offers many routes of varying
difficulties, whilst the famous C2C cycle route passes through the
village of Lorton.