Rufty Tuftys Indoor Play Centre -
A large soft play center in Ambleside - ideal for children 0 -11 years with large light and airy cafe serving meals and snacks and offering free wifi access - useful if you need to check on emails etc while the children play.
A great place to visit (for wet days)award winning family day out - cinema, shops and much more only 3/4 hr away
Striding Edge - photos of Lake District fell walks -
Wonderful photo diary of Lake District Fell Walks (with Angus the dog)
Lake District Fishing -
"Fishing in the English Lake District" is your information gateway to all aspects of fishing in this beautiful corner of North West England.
Go Ape -
Go Ape! and swing from tree to tree high above Grizedale forest floor for over two hours of adrenalin-fuelled fun, laughter and adventure.
Lakeland Pony Trekking -
For short rides or hill rides in the Heart of the Lakes
Grizedale Forest Fun - cycling, walking etc -
Recreation at Grizedale Forest Park
Lake District Outdoors -
Golf courses, horse riding, hot air ballooning and much more....
Cicerone Press -
Guides for walking and cycling within the Lake District.
Cumbria and the Lake District
Cumbrian Way Foods -
We are pleased to join forces with Cumbrian Way Foods to offer guests at Hideaways' Cottages the chance to order delicious, wholesome good quality meals for you to heat up in your own self catering cottage. Cooked by a qualified chef in the kitchen of a converted barn on the Cumbrian Way Itself, the ingredients are fresh and are sourced primarily from the region in keeping with our 'food miles' ethos. This enables us to support local farmers, producers and local residents. We are sure you will enjoy these delicious meals ( and large portions !! ) such asmeals ( and large portions !! ) such as
Braised Beef Casserole... Local Venison... Maccaroni Blue Cheese...
Skicky Toffee Pudding... Lemon Sponge Pudding with Golden Syrup....
..to name but a few. Please see www.cumbrianwayfood.co.uk for full selection.
Cumbrian Way Foods
Welcome Packs -
The Honeypot in Hawkshead – Purveyors of Fine Foods for over 100 years
Fiona Wilson and her family have been successfully running The Honeypot Deli shop in Hawkshead for over 15 years, continuing over 100 years tradition of retailing food from the 17th century building.
The shop is situated in the centre of the picturesque Lake District village of Hawkshead and specialises in stocking over 50 varieties of Honey, both local and from around the world.
Fiona takes great pride in sourcing and supporting small local producers, as a consequence the shop is bursting with top quality preserves, chutney’s, dressings, oils, teas , coffee, biscuits, cakes, bread, chorizo, salami, fresh and cooked meats, pies and pates, confectionery, ice cream, puddings and over 40 varieties of cheese. This is complemented by a fantastic range of food related kitchenware, china cups, beakers and cafetieres.
Holiday Cottage Dining -
The Lakes Catering Company caters for private parties, family dining, holiday cottage dining, in the Hawkshead, Ambleside, Windermere, Kendal and South Cumbria area. For corporate events and weddings - please call to discuss your individual requirements .
General Tourism Websites
Places to Eat Out
Transport and Travel
Windermere Car Ferry webcam -
Click on to see the car ferry from the west shore of Lake Windermere
Windermere Lake Cruises -
Windermere Lake Cruises - tour Lake Windermere in Britain's Lake District National Park
Bus Timetables -
bus Timetables throughout the Lakes
AA Routeplanner -
How to get from A to B anywhere in Britain. This routeplanner is perfect for planning your journey to the Lakes.
Websites of Business Directories
Serviced Accommodation Links
General Links (2)
Art and Photo links