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Out and About

There is so much for everyone to explore and enjoy right here on the doorstep. 

Hadrian’s Wall Path is just a short distance away making this a great location if you want to explore both the history and the countryside. With plenty of hiking, cycling, fishing, kayaking and wild swimming on offer near by you’re not short of options for outdoor pursuits. If you have a specific activity in mind we are more than happy to provide advice and help you make the most of your stay.   Below are a few ideas to get you started.
Hadrian's Wall near Walltown Nature Reserve

Hadrian's Wall

The yurts are around a mile (20 mins walk) from the Hadrian’s Wall and not far from the longest exposed section of the Unesco World Heritage Hadrian’s Wall site.  Close by are  Birdoswald, Vindolanda and Housesteads Forts with their fabulous hands-on museums and Roman artefacts. 
Looking across the grave yard to Lanercost Priory looking across the grave yard

The beautiful and now tranquil setting of Augustinian Lanercost Priory. Take the time to visit and enjoy walks around the grounds of this historic site managed by Historic England. But don’t leave before you have enjoyed the treats of the Tea Room. 

explore Carlisle Castle

Carlisle Castle

Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned in the castle before being taken south to be beheaded! Both the castle and the city have a bloody past which you can find out more about in the Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery.

Family Friendly Walks | Glamping with Private Hot Tubs in Cumbria - Hadrian's wall

Walking

There are so many walking routes in the local area, most notably the Hadrian’s Wall Path. A quick look at an OS map gives an indication of just how many footpaths and tracks there are to enjoy in the local area.  Take a look at our Blog for a couple of family friendly suggestions starting in Lanercost,
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Less than 2 miles from the Hadrian’s Wall Cycle Route the yurts are also within driving distance of the famous 7Stanes (Newcastleton is the closest), Kielder and Whinlatter Forest. There are also several cycling routes locally on quiet country roads.  Ask us about secure storage if you are bringing your bike or other outdoor gear.

Fishing a great pastime close to Hadrian's Wall Country Yurts

Fishing

For the more experienced with their own kit – fishing in the local rivers, including the Irthing and the Gelt, is controlled by the Brampton Angling Association.  Permits for visitors looking to fish can be obtained from the Brampton Post Office.  New Mills Fishing Lake is a great place to learn to fish and suitable for all the family.  They even supply everything you need.

Talkin Tarn
Talkin Tarn, approximately 2 miles from Brampton, is a great place for a gentle family stroll or for a more active adventure.  The path around the Tarn is 1.3 miles long and pushchair friendly.  Various watersports and archery are available at the site provided by Talkin Adventures.  There is also a small playground, mini golf and a tearoom and gift shop.
Explore the Lake District
The Lake District national park with its rugged fell mountains and glacial ribbon lakes is an easy drive away.  Bassenthwaite, which is one of the quieter lakes is 50 minutes away. Ullswater is less than an hour from here with Derwent Water about 75 minutes away.  With traditional inns, galleries and outdoor equipment shops the Market towns of Keswick and Ambleside are well worth a visit.
Stars at Sycamore Gap

Northumberland National Park is the perfect place to stargaze. The site is close to a number of Dark Sky Discovery Sites in the National Park.  On a clear night you can enjoy a fantastic starlight display from your hot tub / campfire.

For more information and ideas of places to go and things to do and see you can visit the following websites and our Blog