The Area

Activities for All Tastes and All Ages

Situated in the north of the Lake District National Park and just eight miles from the M6 motorway at Penrith, Cragside Cottage is an ideal location for exploring not only the North Lakes, but also the beautiful Eden Valley, Border Country, Hadrian’s Wall, and the North Pennines. The historic city of Carlisle is just half an hour’s ride away, Keswick, the ‘capital’ of the Northern Lakes ten miles away and Ullswater only five.

The area around Cragside is a haven for wildlife, with the fell-side adjoining the cottage available for guests. Views from the crag, the small rocky ridge just behind the cottage, can be stunning in good weather conditions.

With the peaks of Helvellyn, Skiddaw and Blencathra in close proximity, good walking is available on the doorstep. The local, gentler, but equally beautiful lakeside walks provide a less energetic alternative. Whatever your interest – walking, climbing, biking, sailing, wildlife, natural history or relaxation, the Lake District offers something for all tastes and all ages.