Here are some useful links to help you plan your visit. Keep on checking back; the list is a work in progress and the food links in particular just keep on growing – no wonder we have to walk so much…
If you have any suggestions as to links we should post, please contact us.
Attractions and places to visit
Kendal Museum: This museum’s collections include local archaeology, history, geology and natural history from around the globe. It also hosts exhibitions, displays and offers a range of activities.
Kirkby Stephen: Website showing what’s on in the local area, as well as providing useful phone numbers.
Yorkshire Dales National Park: News, maps and other information on the national park.
Settle-Carlisle Railway: Tells you everything you need to know about this renowned scenic route, including ticket prices and train times.
Museum of Lakeland Life and Industry: Takes you back through time to explore the story of the Lake District and its inhabitants.
Bowes Museum: The Bowes Museum houses the greatest collection of fine and decorative arts in the North of England. Great fun.
Hill Top: A visit to Beatrix Potter’s former home and garden is both fascinating and moving.
Wensleydale Creamery: Learn more about this famous cheese and try it for yourself.
Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway: Travel by steam from Ravenglass to Dalegarth. The trains were slightly smaller than we expected, but we still fitted in… Just.
Outdoor and activity
Walking Books.com: Make the most of your time at Waitby School and don’t waste valuable holiday time – buy your guides online and plan your walks before you arrive with Walkingbooks.com. For inspiration, check out the Yorkshire or Northwest walking guides, as well as the company’s in-house written guides, including great books for children.
Paragliding: No, we haven’t done this. Yet.
Golf: This course is in nearby Ravenstonedale.
Angling: Angling, tuition, smokehouse and tea rooms – even if you aren’t an avid angler, it is worth visitng the Bessy Beck Trout Fishery.
Walk in the trees: We haven’t tried this yet, but it appeals because the minimum age is five years old.
Food and drink
King’s Head, Ravenstonedale: Book dinner, you won’t be disappointed.
Appleby Creamery: Our absolute favourite cheese is the Eden Smokie – amazing. Try it!
Orton Farmers’ Market: Buy your local produce direct.
Brough Farmers’ Market: Venison, lamb, sausages, fudge, cakes – heaven.
The Bridge, Temple Sowerby. Stylish venue, well thought out menu. Good food: try it.
The Inn at Brough,Elegant, contemporary renovation of a Georgian coaching inn, with menu to match.
Shopping and miscellaneous
The Linen Press: suppliers of our linen and towels.
Haughey Antiques: Fine antiques and works of art.
The Wainwright Society: Keeping the fellwalking traditions promoted by Wainwright alive.