Lakes Getaways – Holidays in the English Lake District

Something for the men!

Something for the men!

1. Exploring the Lakeland Motor Museum, Backbarrow

Backbarrow was originally the home of the washing agent “Dolly Blue”  but today one of the major attractions of this small village is  The Lakeland Motor Museum. Car enthusiasts will love a nostalgic look back at cars through the decades.  There are  cars, bicycles and motorcycles, which I must confess even I found very interesting!  There’s a building with exhibits dedicated to Donald Campbell, and Café Ambio’s just next door, where you can get a good lunch or simply tea and cakes. Definitely recommend.

2. A tour of Stott Park Bobbin Mill, Finsthwaite

As it is just across the road from Woodside it is a an attraction you have to visit. It is the last remaining bobbin mill in the Lake District, and a tour around the mill gives you fascinating insight into  one of the local industries in the 19th century. Much of the woodland around the mill was coppiced for the manufacture of bobbins, . Stott Park Bobbin Mill

3. A tour of Hawkshead Brewery, Staveley   Hawkshead Brewery  run tours of the brewery four times a week including at 2pm on Sundays. That’s timed just right to allow you to enjoy a leisurely lunch and to sample the product beforehand! (Booking might be advisable)

4.A train journey on the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway

A few minutes walk away from Woodside and 15 mins away from fell View is the Lakeside railway station. On the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway, you can travel onboard a steam locomotive with 1950s carriages, which takes in three and a half miles of the former Furness Railway branch line, and connects with Windermere Lake Cruises at Lakeside. Combined tickets for the boat and train are available.

Haverthwaite to Lakeside steam railway

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