Things to do nearby Fisherground Farmhouse
Although most famous for its walking opportunities, the Lakes offer a wide variety of leisure activities. Close to Fisherground is the small gauge railway The La'al Ratty which runs regular steam engine services to the old Roman port of Ravenglass. As well as Muncaster Castle Gardens and Owel Centre which is a wonderful stately home.
There are also many fishing rivers, streams, and lakes. Day passes can be purchased from local angling associations where needed. In Ambleside is the Hawkshead Trout Farm.
On top of the walking there are lots of other outdoor activities to enjoy including canoeing, ghyll scrambling, rock climbing or absailing. If you would like to try these or even would like a guide to take you up Englands highest mountain, Scafell Pike, this can be arranged with Carol Climb a local outdoor activities company based in Wasdale - please call 019467 26424.
St. Bees is a delightful beach with breathtaking views toward the Isle of Man from St Bees Head. St. Bees is the start of the coast to coast walk and only heritage coastline between Wales and Scotland with an RSBP bird reserve.
- Eskdale Golf Club (10 mins drive from Eskdale Village)
- Cockermouth Golf Club (45 minutes from Eskdale)
- St. Bees Golf Course (30 minutes from Eskdale)
- Seascale Golf Course (15 minutes from Eskdale)
- Windermere Golf Course (50 minutes from Eskdale)
Workington Golf Course (50 minutes from Eskdale)
- Eskdale Art Exhibition - held on the Whit Bank Holiday weekend in May at the Primary School in Eskdale Green.
- Boot Beer Festival - held start of June (ish)
- Eskdale Fete, Held annually at the Outward Bound Centre, Eskdale Green, August Bank Holiday.
- Eskdale Show - the last Saturday in September in the field by the George IV pub - have a look at our review of the Lake District shows.
Within walking distance
- Scafell Pike - England's highest mountain
- Wastwater - England's deepest lake
- Hundreds of riverside, valley and mountain walks and climbs
- Ravenglass & Eskdale Miniature Railway.
- Muncaster Castle, with its azaleas, rhododendrons and Hawk & Owl Centre.
- Hardknott Roman Fort & Ravenglass Roman Bath House
- Eskdale Corn Mill - still working with its waterwheel
- Ravenglass fishing village
- Fold End Art Gallery
- Fishing on river or stocked pool
- Stanley Ghyll waterfall
- 5 Pubs in the Eskdale Valley - the nearest is The George IV (just 10 mins walk away).
Within one hour's drive are most of the Lake District's attractions, including:
- 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
- Cumbria's coast with sandy beaches
- The 'Theatre by the Lakeside' at Keswick
- The Lakeland Sheep and Wool Centre
- Shopping at Ambleside and Kendal
- Steamboat Gondola on Coniston
- Lake Stott Park Bobbin Mill Museum
- South Lakeland Wild Animal Park