Things to do when staying at Fisherground Lodges

There is so much to do right on our doorstep at Fisherground Lodges. Set in the heart of the Eskdale Valley with fells, lakes, rivers and attractions making us the ideal location for a family holiday and for couples too. Many of the attractions in the Western Lake District are dog friendly aswell.

Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

The famous Ravenglass & Eskdale Miniature Railway runs along the valley, its steam trains making the leisurely seven-mile journey down to Ravenglass a picturesque old fishing village with a ruined Roman bath house and Muncaster Castle nearby. A trip on the La'al Ratty steam engine is not to be missed. You can buy a return ticket or walk back over Muncaster fell or along the valley floor along the Eskdale trail. Fisherground also has it's own station!

Scafell Pike

Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountain can be climbed from Eskdale along with a multitude of other famous Wainwright’s.
Or you can take a 15min drive and start walking from Wasdale.
Why not have a dip in Wastwater Englands deepest lake or visit Englands smallest church while you are there.

scafell pike & wasdale
west cumbria beaches

Beaches

The coastal village of Seascale has a lovely beach with a great children’s play area and an ice cream parlour made with local milk. 1 scoop is never enough!
Drigg is a quiet beach with sandy beaches and sand dunes that run for miles and is a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
Both are a short 20 min drive away.
Watch the sunset over the Irish sea.

Why not try a natural jacuzzi?

From rivers to waterfalls to ghylls, the Eskdale Valley is the place to be for enjoying fun in the water.

enjoy the water in eskdale
outdoor adventures eskdale

Outdoor Adventure

For the more adventurous, we have links with the local lake district outdoor activity specialist West Lakes Adventure just up the road and can help you organise guided walks, rock climbing, ghyll scrambling, stand up paddle boarding & kayaking. Choose individual activities or bespoke family experiences.
Kids activity sessions with archery etc are also available in the school holidays.

Historic Muncaster Castle

The historic and haunted Muncaster Castle is a must visit attraction. The castle has been inhabited by the Pennington family for over 800 years and is a great place to visit whatever the weather. Take a castle tour, walk around acres upon acres of gardens, visit the hawk & owl centre and watch flying displays. There are regular events during the year, live film screenings and the famous Halloween extravaganza.

muncaster castle
eskdale mill

Eskdale Mill

One of the newest attractions in the area, Eskdale Mill is the last remaining working water-powered corn mill in the Lake District. Step back in time both inside and outside of the mill and it's buildings.

Dark Skies

Cumbria has some of the darkest skies in the whole of the UK, great for stargazing and Eskdale is one of the best locations with almost zero light polution. Gaze out of your lodge window or step outside and look up to the stars.

dark skies
red squirrels

Wildlife at Fisherground

An abundance of wildlife can be seen at Fisherground with Red Squirels, Woodpeckers, and Herons being regular visitors and each a delight to see and hear.

Stanley Ghyll Waterfalls

Just a short walk from Fisherground are the beautiful Stanley Ghyll Waterfalls. A sight to behold whatever the weather.

stanley ghyll waterfalls

Things to do within an hour's drive of Fisherground Lodges

  • Boating on Derwentwater, Coniston and Windermere
  • Windermere, with its Steamboat Museum, marina, water skiing and sailing
  • Horse riding and pony trekking
  • Dozens of historical houses and castles open to the public
  • Wordsworth's birthplace and his homes, Dove Cottage and Rydal Mount
  • Brantwood, home to John Ruskin
  • Some of the most scenic golf courses in England
  • The 'Theatre by the Lake' at Keswick
  • Shopping at Ambleside and Kendal
  • Steamboat Gondola on Coniston
  • Stott Park Bobbin Mill Museum - Windermere
  • South Lakeland Wild Animal Park
  • Lakes Aquarium - Lakeside, Newby Bridge
  • Lakeland Motor Museum - Haverthwaite