Things to do nearby Yanwath Gate Farm
The village of Yanwath is ideally located for exploring north and East of the Lake District as well as the unspoilt Eden Valley or even Pennines. Quietly situated Yanwath Gate Farm is just 10 minutes from the head of Ullswater and Pooley Bridge, 5 minutes from the market town of Penrith, 30 minutes from Keswick and 20 minutes from the remote and mysterious Haweswater.
Ten minutes from Yanwath is Ullswater, one of Lakeland's longest and most majestic lakes. Lake steamers operate between Pooley Bridge, Howtown and Glenridding - idea for a linear walk or a leisurely sail across the magnificent Ullswater (there is a bar on board!). You can also hire boats from Pooley Bridge and Glenridding. It is perfect for water sports of all descriptions and there are plenty of coves and beaches for picnics or fishing.
Cyclists will not be disappointed in the area and there are many days of varied walking around Ullswater with the valley bottoms offering low-level routes and access to the higher fells. A variety of walks can be had along the shores of Ullswater.
Aira Force is a tumbling waterfall that drops an impressive 65ft and can be reached by an enchanting stroll through ancient woodland and landscaped glades. The perfect place for a family walk and picnic and a mecca for photographers!
Haweswater, is a very quiet and remote lake with a flooded village at Mardale Head. If you are looking for a quiet day on the fells, Haweswater is a great place to escape to from the crowds. Many great mountain days start from here, the long craggy ridge leading to High Street, Kidsty Pike and the Garburn Pass all offer fantastic walking and the opportunity to see England's only Golden Eagle.
Keswick is only 30 minutes from Yanwath Gate Farm and is the adventure hub of the northern Lake District, with a vast choice of outdoor activities on two feet, a bike, and on water. The town offers a wide selection of places to eat and drink and plenty of rainy weather activities. Derwentwater has an easy, ten-mile path around it, and a pushchair-friendly stretch along its western shore. Why not take a trip on the launch and hop on and off at any of the 7 stages around the lake - great for exploring and stretching your legs if you do not want to walk all the way round! Derwent Marina and Platty+ are two of the many providers for water sports. Here you can hire boats of all descriptions and receive tuition too.