Grid reference SD 31945 99867 Ordnance Survey Maps – Explorer Outdoor leisure 6 and 7.

Herdwick Shee with Glasses
Herdwick Shee with Glasses
Herdwick Shee with Glasses

Five Miles from Ambleside and two from Coniston set back from the A593 we are very well placed for all Lakeland activities; there are many attractions for families in the area.

The Langdales, Grasmere, Hawkshead, Grizedale Forrest and the Duddon Valley are all within easy reach by car.

If you are interested in organised activities or hiring a walking, scrambling and climbing guide, please let Jon know as we can make arrangements for you.

Lakes and Fishing

Tarn Hows and Yew Tree Tarn are less than a mile away, Coniston Water, Windermere and Esthwaite Water are all close by for lake lovers and fishing


There are a huge range of walking/cycling routes available from the Farm, there is no need to drive anywhere!

There is an excellent selection of interesting and scenic lower level walks and cycle routes suitable for all abilities. For the more adventurous, a range of impressive high level routes can be reached in the day including all the Coniston Fells and some in the Langdales.

There is a network of bridleways crossing the farm for exciting cycle routes, Grizedale Forest park, with its wide range of way marked walk and cycle routes for all levels, is a couple of miles from the farm and thanks to new bridepaths, it can now be reached without ever having to go on the road.

Climbing and Scrambling

We are close to some great climbing crags including Dow Crag, Tilberthwaite Quarries and Hodge Close.

Numerous walks can be planned, starting from the farm that include graded scrambles like Levers/Low Water Beck and Great How Crags.

Boating and other water sports

Coniston boating Centre hires a selection of boats including leisure boats, sailing dinghies and kayaks.

Coniston Water is in easy reach on foot or there is ample parking by the boating centre.


Yew Tree Farm is said to be the most photographed Farms in the Lake District and with stunning scenery around every corner including the breathtaking Tarn How’s and photogenic Hodge Close quarry, what better place could there be to use as a base for a holiday if you are interested in photography.

Horse riding

Cumbrian Heavy Horses offer a unique chance to ride these gentle giants upthe cumbrian fells, and along miles of Cumbrian beaches. These incredible animal may be huge but they are surprisingly light and responsive to ride. An unforgettable introduction for beginners, and an exhilarating experience for experienced riders.

There is plenty to do for everyone in all weathers, Jon is always happy to pass on local knowledge to help you plan an activity that suits your requirements.

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