Bardsea Country Park
Cumbria, LA12 9QL
A beautiful coastal country park, with lovely sea views over Morecambe Bay.
Large woodland and picnic areas, ideal for walking. Seawood, a site of
special scientific interest, is located next to the park and owned by the
Fell Foot Country Park
Tel: 01539 31237
18 acres of lakeside park with
safe bathing, boat launching and boat hire.
Grizedale Forest Park Visitor
information centre and shop. Free exhibition showing Grizedale through the
ages, to present day, recreation, conservation and timber production with
interactive displays for all ages. Waymarked nature trails.
National Park Visitor Centre
Tel: 015394 46601
Superb gardens with outstanding
views overlooking the lake. Restaurant.
Newby Bridge, Ulverston,
Cumbria, LA12 8NN
Tel: 01539 531273
Eighteen acres of lakeside parkland providing an area
for bathing, fishing, boat launching, rowing boat hire, picnic areas,
adventure playground, teashop, and shop.
Oakbank Fisheries, Longtown ,
Carlisle, CA6 5NA
Tel: 01228 791108
A 60-acre park with 25 acres of lakes and bird
sanctuaries. Campsite with course fishing available. Disabled facilities.
North Walney Nature Reserve
reserve is situated at the north end of Walney Island, extending from 150m
north of Walney airfield to the tip of the Island. One of the main reasons
for the Reserve is the presence of natterjack toads, Britainís rarest
Public access is permitted at all times on foot only. Please observe any
notices and keep all dogs under strict control.
South Walney Nature Reserve
Tel: 01229 471066
Home to one of the largest gull colonies in Europe
(more than 30,000 pairs), plus large numbers of breeding Eider ducks. Close
views of eggs, nests and chicks May to July. One of the finest bird-watching
sites in Cumbria. Wintering waders and wildfowl plus large numbers of
migrants including regular rarities, spring and autumn.
Talkin Tarn Country Park
Brampton, Cumbria, CA8
Tel: 01697 741050
Talkin Tarn Country Park is 65 acres of water set
amidst 120 acres of woodland and farmland in a beautiful setting at the foot
of the North Pennines, some 9 miles from
Carlisle. With nature trail, coarse fishing and rowing boats for hire,
sailing, canoeing and windsurfing, there are activities for all to enjoy. No
swimming or powerboats are allowed. Under 8's play area. Other facilities
include tearoom and giftshop. Disabled access. Take-away cafe.
Great Orton, Carlisle CA5 6NL
Tel: 01228 712546
The Great Orton Foot and Mouth
Burial site has been restored as Watchtree Nature Reserve. Watchtree has
increased the biodiversity of the area through the creation of a mosaic of
integrated habitats, supporting 32 species of conservation importance.