Additional Resources

Whether you’re looking for mountain bike trails and adventure parks, or travel info and local shops, the following links should help you to prepare for your visit and get the most out of your time at Curlew Cottage.


Local train services (Windermere <–> Oxenholme)

Windermere Car Hire 

Kendal Car Hire

Local Bus Services – Route 505: Windermere to Coniston


Guided Walks – with National Park Rangers

Lake District Walking Routes


Low Wood Watersports Centre

Shepherds Boat Hire, Windermere

Coniston Boating Centre

Mountain Biking:

Grizedale Mountain Bikes – Mountain bike mecca!

Pedalnorth – Lakes mountain bike trails including maps & directions.

Ghyllside Cycles, Ambleside – Bike hire, servicing & equipment.

Biketreks, Ambleside – Bike hire, equipment & route advice.

Biketreks GPS Routes – Great set of routes on the GPSies website.

Days Out:

Honister Slate Mine – Scary via ferrata for the adrenaline junkies

Go Lakes – Outdoor Adventure Activities

Go Ape in Grizedale Forest – Family outdoor adventure park.

Brockhole – Lake District Visitor Centre

Camping – Low Wray Campsite, go have a night under canvas with the kids!