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The Surrounding Area

Blencathra as viewed from the park
The park is conveniently situated only 8 miles from Junction 40 of the M6
and 1/2 mile from the A66 Penrith to Keswick road yet is nestled in a quiet
site with stunning views of Blencathra. The historic market town of Penrith
lies 9 miles distant, Keswick - the 'capital' of the northern lakes is the same
distance to the west and Ullswater - to many the prettiest of the lakes - with
its many walks and opportunities for leisure activities is a mere 4 miles away.

Further afield we are a perfect base from which to explore the whole of the Lake District, the much overlooked pastoral beauty of the Eden Valley and the Northern Pennines - a vast wilderness designated an 'area of outstanding natural beauty'. The Scottish Borders, Hadrian's Wall and the Solway Coastline are less than an hours drive away.

The surrounding area offers many activities ranging from the many varied
low and high level walks as well a multitude of lake and riverside strolls
suitable for all the family. There is a myriad of quiet country lanes,
bridleways and off-road tracks for you to explore on your bike. Alternatively
why not enjoy the views from a different type of saddle whilst going pony
trekking on the local fells.

There is a huge range of outdoor activities within close proximity to Hopkinsons including golf, fishing, paintballing, quad biking, paragliding, water sports and climbing are all also available locally as well as there being a whole range of outdoor and indoor attractions such as visitor centres, open farms, historic houses and museums to name but a few. We are always happy to pass on our extensive local knowledge to help you plan your stay with us, just call into the site office where we will be happy to help as well as provide you with a whole range of Tourist Information leaflets.

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