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Local Activities

August 29, 2016 by Wayne

For some great ideas for some rainy day activities around the Lake District, take a look here too- Rainy Day Attractions

Trout bait and fly fishing……just some of the local activities, on the doorstep.

5 minute walk up the bridle path.
Fly Fishing : £25 All Day with 4 fish £15 Half Day 2 fish.
Bait Fishing : £12 All Day with 3 fish   £9 Half Day 2 fish.
The Fly Pond has larger fish.
Free bait rod hire for Ellen Hall guests

Tel: 01697 322 971

Local footpaths and walks

The quiet seclusion of the peaceful vale where Ellen Hall is situated makes this the perfect destination for a “get away from it all” break. This unfortunately means guests do need their own transport as the area is not served well by public transport.  There’s a network of bridle paths leading straight from the door.

For those wanting more, Cockermouth, a bustling market town and the birthplace of William Wordsworth is only a few miles away, and the capital of the North Lakes, Keswick, less than half an hour’s drive along Bassenthwaite Lake.

The Keswick area is host to outdoor pursuit centres, a marina, many famous restaurants and even boasts it’s own “Theatre by the Lake”.

Less than three miles from Ellen Hall is the beautiful heritage coastline of Cumbria, while Carlisle, Hadrian’s Wall, and Scotland are all within easy reach.

Further attractions:

Silloth Golf Club

golfFull Bar and Catering facilities available. (Monday Catering by prior arrangement.)
Visitors Welcome – members of recognised clubs & societies. (Handicap certificates required.)
Course Length Seaside Championship Links Golf Course (6,641 yards SSS72)
Practice Ground – an excellent practice ground and chipping green is also available
Panoramic Views over the Solway Firth to Scotland and to Skiddaw and the Lakeland Hills.

Tel: 016973 31304


Brayton Park Golf Club

Brayton Park is a superb 9 hole golf course situated on the outskirts of Aspatria, West Cumbria.
On the doorstep of the Lake District National Park, there are fine views of the Northern Fells and the Scottish Hills.
The Lakeside Inn serves quality food and real ale.
Within the grounds is a well stocked  8 acre coarse and carp lake.
The C2C cycleway runs nearby so why not combine your visit with other activities and enjoy a round of golf, a quiet day’s fishing and miles of quiet cycling around the coast and Fells?

Tel: 016973 23539


Cockermouth Leisure Centre and Swimming Pool

Pay and swim for £3.60

Gym all day for £5.15


Rookin House Equestrian and Activity Centre

Rookin House is an established adventure venue and has been offering a wide variety of outdoor activities for over 20 years. Family owned and operated, Rookin House has a strong focus on both fun and safety. The centre is just 4 miles from Ullswater, and 8 miles from both Keswick and Penrith and easily accessible from the A66. All of the activities (unless otherwise stated) are based on one site with Blencathra providing a spectacular Lakeland backdrop.

Tel: 017684 83561


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