Birchbank holiday cottage and campsite
Holiday cottage & campsite in rural Cumbria

Cumbria and the Lake District Local Information

Nearby Tourist Attractions

Coniston Water

The Steam Yacht Gondola, boating, yachting, windsurfing, fishing, Cruises depart from Coniston Launch.

Brantwood - the former home of John Ruskin on the east side of Coniston Water. Historic house, gardens, cafe with terrace and views across the Lake.

Furness Peninsula

South Lakes Wild Animal Park at Dalton, see the tigers and giraffes, Piel Island, cinemas superbowl and lazerzone at Barrow in Furness

Beatrix Potter Attractions:

The World of Beatrix Potter at Bowness on Windermere

Beatrix Potter Museum at Hawkshead

Hilltop, Beatrix Potter's much loved Lakeland Farmhouse at Near Sawrey

Grizedale Forest

Between Windermere and Coniston Water there is Grizedale Forest where you can walk or hire a cycle or the teenagers can "Go Ape".

Cartmel Peninsula

The pretty village of Cartmel and Cartmel Priory, Holker Hall.

Lake Windermere

Lakeside on the west side of Lake Windermere is home tothe Lakes Aquarium which offers an amazing underwater experience. Take a cruise of Lake Windermere from the Lakeside Pier.

The Lakeside & Haverthwaite steam railway - Steam train rides of 20 minutes between Haverthwaite and Lakeside. There is a cafe and gift shop at Haverthwaite and you can also enjoy woodland walks here.

Lakeland Motor Museum

The Lakeland Motor Museum is at Backbarrow on the A590 between Haverthwaite and Newby Bridge.

Local Towns

  • Ulverston, 7 miles. A market town with indoor and outdoor markets, supermarkets, a variety of shops, pubs, cafes, restaurants, a cinema. Also home to the Laurel and Hardy Museum. Visit the Community website for more information and local news and events
  • Broughton-in-Furness, 6 miles. Shops, Pubs, Cafe, Post Office, Doctor's surgery.

Local Services

  • Train station Kirkby in Furness, 4 miles. On the Cumbrian coast line running between Barrow and Carlisle.
  • Petrol station, Grizebeck 3 miles or Ulverston 7 miles

Tourist Information


Walking & Hiking

Birchbank is only half a mile from the Cumbria Way, a 70 mile footpath linking Ulverston and Carlisle and cutting through the heart of the Lake District.


The Lake District offers fantastic cycling opportunities and Birchbank is only a quarter of a mile from the Lakes & Dales loop, a 196 mile cycle route taking you through the Lakes, the Yorkshire Dales and the Eden Valley.