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Things to do

Besides being home to England’s highest mountain (Scafell pike) and deepest lake (Wastwater) Cumbria also has England’s largest National Park so it’s a sure-fire bet that the scenery is everything you could imagine it to be. Though the ‘great outdoors’ is a big part of any visit to the area it’s not all about what’s outside.

We have put together a small selection of links to things you may find interesting, just to help whet your appetite. Naturally, during your stay at Highside we can make many more recommendations.

Places to Visit

There are a great many places to visit during a trip to the magnificent Lake District and Cumbria as a whole. Shopping, sightseeing, history, things to do, places to go, people to learn about – so much in fact that there never need be a dull moment whatever the weather!


Outdoor Activities

Walk it, run it, jog it, fly it, climb it, see it, do it! If the great outdoors is your thing then there’s certainly no shortage of places for you to go.


Places to Eat & Drink

From the award-winning restaurants to gastro pubs and cafes, Cumbria offers some of the best in food and drink. From the local beer to the renowned Lakeland lamb and beef, an abundance of excellent local food combined with international influences provide for even the most discerning food lover.


Fun for the Children

Action and adventure galore awaits those that dare. Adventure deep into the forest at Whinlatter for some serious climbing in the skies. For those that wish to keep a little closer to the ground then follow adventure trails, visit some of the wildlife, or learn how pencils are made – plus loads more…