Things to do nearby Beechcroft
Appleby-in-Westmorland is a historic Market town in the heart of beautiful Cumbrian countryside. The village is surrounded by outstanding scenery of unspoilt Eden Valley and within easy driving distance you can visit not only the Lake District, but the Pennines, Scottish borders and the Yorkshire Dales too.
With easy access to M6, A66 and the train service, the location is perfect for those wishing to make most of their holiday and explore different parts of the region. One of the best ways to see the valley is by train setting off from Carlisle and travelling south towards the Yorkshire Dales. Running through some of the most attractive scenery in the Yorkshire Dales and Cumbrian Fells, the Settle-Carlisle railway is world famous for its Victorian architecture, huge stone viaducts, long tunnels and remote wayside station buildings. It is not a preserved heritage railway – it is part of the UK rail network. The diesel sprinter trains carry well over a million passengers every year and provide a vital link to the remote communities they connect.
Ullswater, a majestic ribbon lake with a steamer service from Pooley Bridge Howtown and Glenridding, is within 25 minute drive from the cottage.
To the west, the lake is surrounded by tall mountains and to the east the land falls gracefully to the lush rolling countryside of the Eden Valley. Popular walks from Ullswater include Helvellyn, St Sunday Crag, High Street and Place Fell. You can read more in our guide to Ullswater, Eden Valley and North East Lake District.
Haweswater, half an hour away from the cottage, is a remote secluded body of water home to an incredibly rare golden eagle. Rangers are stationed at the head of the lake from April until September with binoculars and a bird hide available to watch the majestic golden eagle and other wildlife. The valley was flooded to create a reservoir in the early 1930s and during dry periods the remains of Mardale Head can be see at the head of the valley.
On a cold day, take advantage of the local Appleby Leisure Centre, which boasts two swimming pools and a spa area. And if that doesn’t fill up your day, arrange a wine tasting session with the local, Cumbrian winery: High Cup Wines.
If you need a day off from hiking and biking, there is plenty that Appleby in Westmorland has got to offer. Take a walk to the fantastic Appleby Castle and get on one of the tours offered around this last remaining Clifford Castle, which is not a ruin. The castle is located just a few minutes' walk from the cottage.