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The Local Area
Woodlands is located in the beautiful Lake District, in-between the towns of Windermere and Bowness.
The local towns and villages offer something for everyone on your visit to the Lake District, from local boutiques and shops, to popular tourist attractions such as the Beatrix Potter gallery and Hill Top Farm, the Aquarium of the Lakes and cruises on Lake Windermere. For those who are feeling a little more adventurous, there are of course a huge range of activities in the great outdoors.
When you stay at Woodlands, our team would be delighted to help you plan your trip to the Lake District, pointing out some of the popular attractions (and some of the less well known ones too!). We can also provide you with lunch hampers, or you'll no doubt feel spoilt for choice among the many Lake District pubs and traditional tea rooms.
Just a few of the fantastic visitor attractions in the Local Area
Celebrate the emotional, physical and environmental benefits of healthy sustainable woodland.At the amazing National Trust Footprint building in Windermere you can learn about
Green Woodwork and Bushcraft, Making Firewood and charcoal, Bowl Carving and other exiting sustainable wood craft. You will need to book these courses beforehand but well worth the effort to see this unique building and learn some local crafts.
Blackwell Arts & Crafts House - An elegant Arts and Craft House with Spectacular Views of the Lake and Beautiful Gardens to stroll in.
The World of Beatrix Potter - Exhibition of Characters from the World famous Author. Situated in Central Bowness
Lake District Visitor Centre (Brockhole) - idyllically situated on the shores of Windermere, and admission is free although there is a charge for the for the car park. You can also catch a cruise to or from Waterhead (the northern end of the lake, a short distance from Ambleside).
Fell Foot Park - Beautiful grounds and access to Lake Windermere with picnic areas, boat hire and adventure playground.
Lakeland Motor Museum - Situated at the Southern tip of Windermere, a diverse collection of some 30, 000 exhibits. Fantastic Cafe that has patio doors onto large terrace with Riverside seating.
Local Guided Walks - If your a novice walker but still want the big fell experience, try a guided walk. www.thelakedistrictwalker.co.uk. Great value for a spectacular day out. Winter skills and Navigation courses also available.