There are 16 stunning lakes in the Lake District, the nearest one to Mosscrag being Ullswater. Ullswater is the second largest lake and one of the most accessible. You can enjoy cruising the clear, deep waters from one of the five boats that operate during the summertime. When you stop, you’ll be able to enjoy stunning views that stretch across the landscape.
The Ullswater Steamers are just a few minutes walk from Mosscrag and provide a great trip on one of England’s most beautiful lakes. If you take a ride on the steamer to Howtown, you’ll be able to take a scenic walk back. Should you wish to take a longer walk you can take a trip up the lake to Pooley Bridge, enjoy a nice lunch and journey back by foot to Mosscrag.
Aira Force is a stunning 22m waterfall that is maintained by the National Trust. You’ll be able to witness spectacular waterfalls and amazing rock scenery situated in a beautifully landscaped park. If you wish to see Aira Force you’ll be able to easily hike there from Mosscrag.
Our house in the Lake District is very close to The Lake District National Park and situated in one of its most beautiful parts. Mosscrag is located at the starting point of one of the most popular paths up the Lake District National Park’s third highest mountain – Helvellyn. It is only just behind Scafell Pike and rises to 3114 feet at the summit, offering much to do for walkers, hikers and cyclists.
At the Glenridding Sailing Centre you can take part in a range of exciting sailing courses. Whether you are an experienced sailor or new to sailing, you’ll love exploring the beautiful waters of Ullswater. The centre is very close to Mosscrag and within walking distance.
If you want to step back in time then why not ride on the Ravenglass & Eskdale Steam Railway, one of the oldest railways in England. Built in 1913, the line is 7 miles long and provides a journey time of 40 minutes in which you can take in the spectacular views of some of England’s most beautiful countryside.
Try your hand at some pottery at Wetheriggs Pottery which is the only steam powered pottery still operating in the UK. Here you will be able to see some early examples of pottery, watch potters at work and even try your hand at creating your own vases, cups and bowls.
The Windermere Lake Cruise is one of the most popular attractions in Cumbria. On the cruise you will be able to sail across the Windermere which is England’s largest lake. There are a are number of cruises available where you’ll be able to experience some truly amazing views of the local islands, bays and mountains.
If you’re interested in learning more about life on the lake then you may like to visit the Windermere Jetty. There are a number of restored motor boats, yachts and steam boats on display for you to inspect and study. You’ll also be able to hear first hand accounts of the workers and boat owners who operate on the Lake District.
All of the amazing creations of Beatrix Potter are brought to life in The World of Beatrix Potter at Bowness-on-Windermere. Here you can meet all of your favourite characters, step into the garden of Peter Rabbit and have tea at the Enchanted Forest. Perfect for children of all ages.
The historic Muncaster Castle, built in the 13th century is home to 77 acres of some of the most beautiful gardens in Cumbria. There are a number of things to see and do at the castle. You may like to see the owls at moonlight, enjoy a tea or maybe even explore the haunted interiors with which the castle is famous for.
If you need any inspiration or suggestions as to what to do when you’re staying at our house in the Lake District, then we’d be happy to help.