Things to do

1 Lazonby Swimming Pool
Croglin Toys
3 J40 M6 
Long Meg Stone Circle
5 Rheged Discovery Centre
Larch Cottage Nurseries
6 Abbot Lodge Ice Cream
Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre
The Village Bakery
Little Salkeld Watermill
Whins Pond Fishing (Coarse)
Blencarn Tarn Fishing (Trout)
See below for details of Fishing on the River Eden
S. Tynedale Steam Railway
Settle - Carlisle Railway
Hutton in the Forest
Greystoke Castle
Brougham Castle
Alpaca Centre
19 Greystone House Farm Shop
Beckstone Gallery
Up Front Gallery & Puppets
Penrith Golf Course
Penrith Driving Range
24 Kennedys Chocolates
Winderwath Gardens
Acorn Bank (NT)
Pony Trekking
Ullswater Steamers
Drive the Kirkstone
Drive the Hartside
Hadrians Wall
Circular Cycle Route (4 start points)
High Head Sculpture
Theatre by the Lake Keswick
Aira Force Waterfall 36 Nenthead Mines 37 Threlkeld Mining Museum
Penrith Museum 39 Carlisle Race Course 40 Brougham Hall

Take a look at the Eden Valley on this Utube video.

Eden_Lacey_BridgeFor some ideas about local gems to discover and walks right from the doorstep of Wetheral Cottages, take a look at our Doorstep Guide by clicking on the picture of Eden Lacey Bridge.




Fishing - Game or Coarse Young person learning to fish.
Why not try something new or brush up on your existing skills. Here in the Eden Valley we have some of the best river fishing available and there are experts here to help you take a look at
Border Game Angling - Clive Mitchell has assisted many of our guests imrove their techneique or start a new hobby for life.
Glyn Freeman runs Cumbria Fly Fishing and is another expert with a rod in his hand and along with Clive is able to teach all abilities.
It is a very relaxing pastime but you do need a little luck also, there are number of Tarns available for fly fishing within the Eden Valley also.
Rivers Eden Trust is a charity dedicated to the conservation and protection of the River Eden, its tributaries and countryside adjacent to these rivers. They also offer a Guide to Fishhing in the Eden Valley and Go Wild is a voucher scheme giving access to many stretches of river. The Eden Rivers Trust organise many exciting events and activities, for all ages, across the county so why not join them ! Download a full calendar of events here.
Coarse Fishing has again become very popular and there are ponds and lakes available to enjoy: Two recommended ponds are: Whinns Pond only 4 miles away whilst Carleton Fisheries which is situasted near Carlisle.

The Flight of your life
Balloon flights have been very popular but the distance travelled can be very limited. The pastime of Parasailing and Microlights has now moved forward to Gyrocopters - these two seather machines now offer a safe and affordable alternative as a means of enjoying Cumbria from the sky.
Local to Wetheral Cottages is Roger Savage he is a Photographer also and offers flights, as well as training and Gift Vouchers -
contact Roger by Clicking here.
Also now based at Carlisle Airport are
Cumbria Gyroplanes who offer Trial Flights and a Flying School facilities, so why not consider one of these two options and make your stay at Wetheral Cottages even more memorable.


  • Have had a fantastic time. The Cottage was well equipped and spotless. High Croft and surroundings are beautiful. Sad to leave after our 3 day stay. Will definately plan to come again. Thank you. D & D T plus family Manchester (Ref: High Croft April 2013)

  • Had a lovely 5 day Break here in Mickledale Cottage. It was cosy, calm and peaceful, beautiful scenery, good places to visit, everyone very friendly. Would definately return again, "Highly Recommended" G & C J London (Ref: Mickledale March 2013)

  • Quality Accomodation
    Each cottage has a warm, cosy atmosphere, which reflects the considerable thought that has gone in to giving the properties their individual charm and character.

  • Well, it’s taken us 13 years to get here and great to see John and Linda again, as we are two old*** customers from their days at The Ravensworth Hotel in Keswick! We knew that the standard would be excellent and scrupulously clean. Thanks for a great stay – lovely peaceful location, lovely comfy property. It will not be another 13 years before you see us again! J & D S Leeds (Ref: Mickledale Cottage August 2013) *** I think the writer should have used the word "ex" not "old" as J & D are by no means old! Good to see you both again John & Linda