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Things to do and see

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Explore the Lake District like never before!

From Mountain biking to Owl displays, Alpaca walking to railway days out there is so much to do in this beautiful part of the lake district!


Marra Bike and SUP Hire

Marra (Cumbrian for friend) are a Stand Up Paddle Board and Mountain Bike Rental provider in Neather Wasdale.


Take a paddle on the lake or cycle the many beautiful bridleways and trails locally.

Wastwater Alpacas

We have 4 of our own Alpacas now. They are just pets so if you'd like to meet them, please just ask but they are not available for walks. However at the end of the valley Wastwater Alpacas do offer Alpaca walks as well as meet and greet experiences.


West Lakes Adventure

Based in the Eskdale Valley at the heart of the Western Lake District, with easy access to Wastwater and Scafell Pike, they are perfectly placed to provide a wide range of exciting outdoor adventures.


As a leading outdoor provider in the Lake District, they provide the highest quality of specialist equipment, and a team of highly experienced and qualified instructors, chosen not just for their professionalism, but for their personalities, to ensure you have a fun, enjoyable and safe experience.


From meditation sessions under the stars to a spa day with a backdrop of fells, how to turn your stay at this luxury, boutique bed and breakfast into a wellness break.

Muncaster Castle

Muncaster Castle has been owned by the Pennington family for over 900 years and is a stately house with lovely grounds and a good calendar of events throughout the year. The Hawk & Owl Centre is very popular as are the flying displays!

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The Coast

More than a thousand acres of golden dunes sweep their way down the western coast. This is a great place to escape the crowds. The dunes connect to Ravenglass, the only coastal village in the National park. With Roman ruins, an historic estuary and adjacent Nature Reserves of Eskmeals and the Drigg Dunes & Gullery.

Whitehaven Harbour & Beacon

Historically, once one of the busiest ports in England, its businesses were major players in the rum and ship building market. The highly recommended Rum Story shows how the town prospered but also illuminates the dark side to the business - the slave trade. The Beacon visitor attraction on the harbour side also lets you into some of the town's best kept secrets. Did you know that John Paul Jones, the father of the US navy attacked his home port during the American War of Independence and that George Washington's grandmother lived in the town?


Hardknott Roman Fort

This remote and dramatically-sited fort was founded under Hadrian's rule in the 2nd century. Well-marked remains include the headquarters building, commandant's house and bath house. The site of the parade ground survives beside the fort, and the road which Hardknott guarded can be traced for some distance as an earthwork.

Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

The Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway is a narrow gauge steam railway known locally as "L'aal Ratty". A delightful 7 mile ride from Ravenglass into the heart of the Eskdale Valley.

Explore on your own

Wasdale is the birth place of British climbing so there isn't a better place to base your trip than with us. We are only a few miles from the base of Scafell Pike, Great Gable, Pillar and many more.

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