The Lake District has very rich history if the matter concerns art and literature. Many very famous poets and writers lived there and were inspired by the beauty of the area. Among them were so called Lake poets William Wordsworth, Hartley Coleridge, Robert Southey, the children's author Beatrix Potter, and many famous English Artists, Sculptors, Actors, Playwrites and Musicians. Nowadays there's Summer theatre performances in the Old Laundry Theatre. Lake District has its own distinctive sports such as fell running, hound trailing, and Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling. Sometimes celebrations are taking place at valley shows, where indigenous breeds of sheep and local crafts and foods are presented.
Things to do
Yew Tree Barn Farm Antiques, Galleries, Cafe, Artisans
The World of Beatrix Potter
Lakeland Motor Museum
SPECIALISED (PUSH) BIKE SHOP (- "Rider" owned!) More a gentleman's clubhouse! http://www.pushcartel.co.uk/
Have your hire bike & helmet delivered to May cottage!
Sail n Dine www.sailndine.co.uk/ mobile 07976 214569
The Photography Exp www.lake-district-light.com (Maria 07739 004704)
MicroLight Flights 07831 454142
The Lake District Walker 01900 822448
7-8th Dec Christmas Craft Stalls @ Sizergh
7-15 Dec "Santa Sailings".
9th Dec "What are Words Worth"?
10th Build and decorate a Gingerbread House @ Sizergh
14th Dec Family Christmas @ Dove Cottage
20th Dec Cartmel Food Market
20th Dec Kendal Farmers Market
Scenic Drives and Walks
Top Autumn Walks...
How's this pleasant view, just a minute from May Cottage? We can help with ideas of scenic drives and walks, things to do and places to see, with or without a car! Mix your day with "Sail and Walk" or "Walk and Ride"?
Local buses take "passes". Mini Coach Tours pick up and drop off at May Cottage & train/bus station.
Townend Troutbeck, LA23 1LB, 015394 32628, www.nationaltrust.org.uk
A real Lakeland hidden treasure set in the beautiful village of Troutbeck, this 17th C solid stone and slate house sits imposingly on the hillside, its huge chimneys typical of the area.
Historic Blackwell House, The Arts & Craft House
LA23 3JT 015394 46139, www.blackwell.org.uk
Blackwell is one of Britain's finest and most important houses from the turn of the last century, situated in a stunning setting overlooking lake Windermere.
Tarn Hows, Regardless of the weather, it's always easy to get around one of the Lake District's best viewpoints - Tarn Hows. Although set over 600ft in the hills above Coniston, you can drive up the narrow B-road to its top, park up then walk the 1.5 mile circular pathway, which takes about half-an-hour. The walk shows off the best of the Lake District's mountains for minimum effort. Tarn Hows is three tarns joined into one with views of the Langdale Pikes mountain range. Beatrix Potter bought Tarn Hows in 1929 before bequeathing it to the National Trust. With a big car-park and a well-maintained circular path, there are seats along the way making it suitable for buggies, the elderly and little ones too.
Leisure Facilities - Free Pass
We have an affiliation with The Burnside Hotel, (1 min walk,) to offer our guests privilidged and complimentary use of their Leisure Facilities... Swimming pool, Gym, Sauna, Steam, Jacuzzi.
Relaxing above the wet area, - Cafe/Bar Lounge, T.V., Snooker tables.
THE MEN's ROOM - Male hairdressing & grooming;
eg. Hot towel steam;
Cut throat razor shave; 015394 88055
Jacksons Bistro - 015394 46264
Golden Fortune Chinese - 015394 43429
Amore (Used to be the Swiss Trattoria) 015394 45786
Rastelli's - 015394 44227
Villa Positano - 015394 45663
Lake View Pub - £4.19 Crown Carvery 12-9pm Mon-Sat
Merla/Indian Fusian - 015394 45777
Hylton's (Used to be "Gibby's)
The Village Grill: 015394 43731
Windermere Social Club & Bowness D&D S&S Social Club Best Bar prices! Bring your pass or day members welcome!
Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding
1657 Chocolate House