Lake District Drives - All Attractions

Includes all attractions visited on all Lake District Drives.
Attractions are shown in three different ways; on an interactive map, listed by drive and listed by type of attraction.




Attractions Map




Attractions by drive

Ambleside - Keswick - Ullswater drive (AKU)

Ambleside - Rydal Mount - White Moss Common - Dove Cottage and Wordsworth Museum - Grasmere village - Wythburn church - Station Coppice viewpoint - Legburthwaite picnic site - Thirlmere Dam Keswick - Castlerigg stone circle - Aira Force waterfall - Glencoyne, Ullswater - Glenridding village - Brothers Water - Kirkstone Pass - Ambleside.

Bridge House, Ambleside

Keswick - Borrowdale - Buttermere drive (KBB)

Keswick - Calfclose Bay - Ashness Bridge - Surprise View Watendlath Kettlewell - Grange in Borrowdale village - Bowder Stone Rosthwaite village Stonethwaite village Seathwaite Seatoller village - Honister Pass Gatesgarthdale Buttermere village - Crummock Water, Rannerdale - Whinlatter Forest - Keswick.

Windermere Circuit drive (WC)

Ambleside, Waterhead - Brockhole visitor centre - Rayrigg Meadow picnic site Bowness on Windermere - Blackwell House - Beech Hill picnic site - Fell Foot park - Lakeside, Windermere - Stott Park Bobbin Mill - Esthwaite Water - Hill Top, Near Sawrey - Hawkshead village - Wray Castle - Ambleside, Waterhead.

Coniston - Duddon Valley - Eskdale drive (CDE)

Coniston village - Coniston Water, Lake Road - Broughton In Furness - Duddon Iron Furnace - Duddon Valley access area - Forge Bridge access area - Trough House Bridge - Dalegarth Station, Boot village - Hardknott Roman Fort - Hardknott Pass - Wrynose Pass - Tilberthwaite access area - Coniston village.

Glenridding lakeside

Penrith - Middle Eden Valley drive (PME)

Penrith - Rheged Visitor Centre Dalemain - Pooley Bridge village - Dacre village - Greystoke village - Hutton in the Forest - Eden Bridge picnic site - Lacy's cave - St Michael's Church, Addingham - Little Meg stone circle - Long Meg stone circle - Little Salkeld Watermill - Acorn Bank - Brougham Castle - Brougham Hall - Kings Arthur's Round Table - Mayburgh Henge - Penrith.

Kendal - Grange - Windermere drive (KGW)

Kendal - Low Sizergh Barn - Sizergh Castle - Levens Hall - Grange over Sands Cartmel village - Holker Hall - Haverthwaite railway station - Lakeland Motor Museum - Fell Foot park - Beech Hill picnic site - Blackwell House - Bowness on Windermere - Windermere town - Staveley village - Kendal.

Ulverston - Barrow - Furness drive (UBF)

Ulverston - Conishead Priory - Bardsea Country Park - Birkrigg Common summit - Birkrigg Common Stone Circle Aldingham village - Gleaston Water Mill - Roa Island Barrow in Furness - Walney Island, Earnse Bay - Barrow Dock Museum - Furness Abbey - Sandscale Haws - Dalton in Furness - South Lakes Safari Zoo - Swarthmoor Hall - Ulverston.

Hill Top house

Cockermouth - Whitehaven - Maryport drive (CWM)

Cockermouth - Lanthwaite Wood, Crummock Water Loweswater - Ennerdale Water, Bleach Green - Kinniside Stone Circle Whitehaven - Harrington Harbour - Workington shore Workington - Maryport Coastal Park Maryport - Cockermouth.

Carlisle - Brampton - Hadrians Wall drive (CBH)

Carlisle - Carlisle, Rickerby Park - Solway Aviation Museum Brampton - Lanercost Priory - Banks East Turret - Birdoswald Roman Fort Gilsland village - Talkin Tarn Country Park - Gelt Woods Wetheral village - Carlisle.

Ravenglass - Wasdale - Eskdale drive (RWE)

Ravenglass village - Drigg beach Seascale village - Wastwater, Countess Beck - Wastwater, Overbeck Bridge - Wasdale Head village - Miterdale access area - Eskdale Green village - Trough House Bridge - Dalegarth Station, Boot village - Forge Bridge access area - Muncaster Castle - Ravenglass village.

Keswick - Bassenthwaite - Caldbeck drive (KBC)

Keswick - Dodd Wood, Mirehouse - Lake District Wildlife Park - Uldale Common - Caldbeck village - Hesket Newmarket village - Caldbeck Common - Mosedale valley Mungrisedale village - Threlkeld Mining Museum - Castlerigg stone circle - Keswick.

Machells Coppice, Coniston Water

Ullswater - Lowther - Haweswater drive (ULH)

Pooley Bridge village - Martindale Hause - Askham village - St Michael's church - Lowther Castle - Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre - Morland village - Maulds Meaburn village - Shap village - Keld chapel - Shap Abbey - Haweswater Dam - Mardale Head - Pooley Bridge village.

Kendal - Sedbergh - Arnside drive (KSA)

Kendal - Killington New Bridge - Brigflatts Meeting House - Sedbergh - Dent village - Barbondale - Kirkby Lonsdale - Dalton Crags & Hutton Roof Crags - Lakeland Wildlife Oasis - Heron Corn Mill - Arnside village - Levens Hall - Sizergh Castle - Kendal.

Hawkshead - Coniston - Grizedale drive (HCG)

Hawkshead village - Tarn Hows - Coniston village - Coniston Water, Lake Road - Brown Howe - Blawith Common - Low Peel Near - Machell's Coppice - Brantwood - Monk Coniston - Hawkshead village - Grizedale Forest visitor centre - Low Dale Park, Grizedale - Esthwaite Water - Hill Top, Near Sawrey - Hawkshead village.

Windermere - Coniston - Langdale drive (WCL)

Bowness on Windermere - Windermere Ferry - Harrowslack, Windermere - Hill Top, Near Sawrey - Esthwaite Water - Hawkshead village - Tarn Hows - Coniston village - Coniston Water, Lake Road - Blea Tarn - Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - Elterwater village - Waterhead, Ambleside - Townend - Holehird Gardens - Rayrigg Meadow picnic site - Bowness on Windermere.




Attractions by type

The letter codes attached to each attraction indicate which drive features the attraction. Letter code definitions shown above.

Towns Villages Lakes & Tarns Rivers
Coastal Historic Houses Historic Ruins Historic Mills
Prehistoric Museum & Art Gallery Boat Cruises Railways
Wildlife Parks Viewpoints Notable Churches Other attractions

Towns

Ambleside (AKU, WC, WCL) - Barrow in Furness (UBF) - Bowness on Windermere (WC, KGW, WCL) - Brampton (CBH) - Broughton In Furness (CDE) - Carlisle (CBH) - Cockermouth (CWM) - Dalton in Furness (UBF) - Grange over Sands (KGW) - Kendal (KGW, KSA) - Keswick (AKU, KBB, KBC) - Kirkby Lonsdale (KSA) - Maryport (CWM) - Penrith (PME) - Sedbergh (KSA) - Ulverston (UBF) - Whitehaven (CWM) - Windermere town (KGW) - Workington (CWM).

Tarn Hows

Villages

Aldingham (UBF) - Arnside (KSA) - Askham (ULH) - Boot (CDE, RWE) - Buttermere (KBB) - Caldbeck (KBC) - Cartmel (KGW) - Coniston (CDE, HCG, WCL) - Dacre (PME) - Dent (KSA) - Elterwater (WCL) - Eskdale Green (RWE) - Gilsland (CBH) - Glenridding (AKU) - Grange in Borrowdale (KBB) - Grasmere (AKU) - Greystoke (PME) - Hawkshead (WC, HCG, WCL) - Hesket Newmarket (KBC) - Maulds Meaburn (ULH) - Morland (ULH) - Mungrisedale (KBC) - Pooley Bridge (ULH) - Ravenglass (RWE) - Rosthwaite (KBB) - Seascale (RWE) - Seatoller (KBB) - Shap (ULH) - Staveley (KGW) - Stonethwaite (KBB) - Wasdale Head (RWE) - Watendlath (KBB) - Wetheral (CBH).

Lakes & Tarns

Bassenthwaite Lake, Mirehouse (KBC) - Blea Tarn (WCL) - Brothers Water (AKU) - Buttermere (KBB) - Coniston Water, Blawith Common (HCG) - Coniston Water, Brown Howe (HCG) - Coniston Water, Coniston village (CDE, HCG, WCL) - Coniston Water, Low Peel Near (HCG) - Coniston Water, Machell's Coppice (HCG) - Coniston Water, Monk Coniston (HCG) - Crummock Water, Lanthwaite Wood (CWM) - Crummock Water, Rannerdale (KBB) - Derwent Water, Calfclose Bay (KBB) - Derwent Water, Keswick (AKU, KBB, KBC) - Derwent Water, Kettlewell (KBB) - Ennerdale Water (CWM) - Esthwaite Water (WC, HCG, WCL) - Grasmere, Grasmere village (AKU) - Haweswater (ULH) - Loweswater (CWM) - Talkin Tarn Country Park (CBH) - Tarn Hows (HCG, WCL) - Thirlmere Dam (AKU) - Ullswater, Glencoyne (AKU) - Ullswater, Glenridding village (AKU) - Ullswater, Pooley Bridge (ULH) - Wastwater, Countess Beck (RWE) - Wastwater, Overbeck Bridge (RWE) - Watendlath Tarn (KBB) - Windermere, Ambleside (WC, WCL) - Windermere, Beech Hill picnic site (WC, KGW) - Windermere, Bowness on Windermere (WC, KGW, WCL) - Windermere, Brockhole visitor centre (WC) - Windermere, Fell Foot park (WC, KGW) - Windermere, Harrowslack (WCL) - Windermere, Lakeside (WC) - Windermere, Rayrigg Meadow picnic site (WC, WCL) - Windermere, Wray Castle (WC).

Bowder Stone, Borrowdale

Rivers

Aira Force waterfall (AKU) - Ashness Bridge (KBB) - Barbondale (KSA) - Caldbeck village (KBC) - Carlisle, Rickerby Park (CBH) - Cockermouth (CWM) - Duddon Valley access area (CDE) - Eden Bridge picnic site (PME) - Forge Bridge access area (CDE, RWE) - Gatesgarthdale (KBB) - Gelt Woods (CBH) - Grange in Borrowdale village (KBB) - Killington New Bridge (KSA) - Lacy's caves (PME) - Legburthwaite picnic site (AKU) - Lodore Falls (KBB) - Low Dale Park, Grizedale (HCG) - Maulds Meaburn village (ULH) - Miterdale access area (RWE) - Morland village (ULH) - Mosedale valley (KBC) - Mungrisedale village (KBC) - Stanley Force waterfall (CDE, RWE) - Tilberthwaite access area (CDE) - Trough House Bridge (CDE, RWE) - Wetheral village (CBH) - White Moss Common (AKU).

Coastal

Aldingham village (UBF) - Bardsea Country Park (UBF) - Barrow in Furness (UBF) - Conishead Priory (UBF) - Drigg beach (RWE) - Grange over Sands (KGW) - Harrington Harbour (CWM) - Maryport (CWM) - Maryport Coastal Park (CWM) - Ravenglass village (RWE) - Roa Island (UBF) - Sandscale Haws (UBF) - Walney Island, Earnse Bay (UBF) - Whitehaven (CWM) - Workington (CWM) - Workington shore (CWM).

Historic Houses

Acorn Bank (PME) - Allan Bank (AKU) - Askham Hall (ULH) - Blackwell House (WC, KGW) - Brantwood (HCG) - Bridge House, Ambleside (AKU, WC) - Conishead Priory (UBF) - Dalemain (PME) - Dove Cottage and Wordsworth Museum (AKU) - Hill Top (WC, HCG, WCL) - Holker Hall (KGW) - Hutton in the Forest (PME) - Levens Hall (KGW, KSA) - Mirehouse (KBC) - Muncaster Castle (RWE) - Rydal Mount (AKU) - Sizergh Castle (KGW, KSA) - Swarthmoor Hall (UBF) - Townend (WCL) - Wordsworth House (CWM) - Wray Castle (WC).

Dove Cottage

Historic Ruins

Ambleside Roman Fort (WC, WCL) - Brougham Castle (PME) - Brougham Hall (PME) - Duddon Iron Furnace (CDE) - Furness Abbey (UBF) - Hadrian's Wall, Birdoswald Roman Fort (CBH) - Hadrian's Wall, Milecastles & Turrets (CBH) - Hardknott Roman Fort (CDE) - Howk Bobbin Mill, Caldbeck (KBC) - Kendal Castle (KGW) - Lanercost Priory (CBH) - Lowther Castle (ULH) - Maryport Roman Fort(CWM) - Penrith Castle (PME) - Ravenglass Roman Bath House (RWE) - Shap Abbey (ULH) - Wetheral Priory Gatehouse (CBH) - Workington Hall (CWM).

Historic Mills

Acorn Bank Watermill (PME) - Eskdale Mill (CDE, RWE) - Gleaston Watermill (UBF) - Heron Corn Mill (KSA) - Little Salkeld Watermill (PME) - Priests Mill, Caldbeck (KBC) - Stott Park Bobbin Mill (WC).

Prehistoric

Birkrigg Common Stone Circle (UBF) - Castlerigg stone circle (AKU, KBC) - Goggleby Stone (ULH) - Kings Arthur's Round Table (PME) - Kinniside stone circle (CWM) - Little Meg stone circle (PME) - Long Meg stone circle (PME) - Mayburgh Henge (PME).

Museum & Art Gallery

Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal (KGW) - Armitt Museum, Ambleside (AKU, WC, WCL) - Barrow Dock Museum (UBF) - Beacon Museum, Whitehaven (CWM) - Beatrix Potter Gallery, Hawkshead (WC, HCG, WCL) - Castlegate House Gallery, Cockermouth (CWM) - Cumbria Museum of Military Life, Carlisle (CBH) - Dalton Castle (UBF) - Dent Heritage Centre (KSA) - Dove Cottage and Wordsworth Museum (AKU) - Guildhall Museum, Carlisle (CBH) - Haig Colliery Mining Museum, Whitehaven (CWM) - Hawkshead Grammar School (WC, HCG, WCL) - Helena Thompson Museum, Workington (CWM) - Kendal Museum (KGW) - Keswick Museum & Art Gallery (AKU, KBB, KBC) - Lakeland Motor Museum (KGW) - Laurel & Hardy Museum, Ulverston (UBF) - Maritime Museum, Maryport (CWM) - Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry, Kendal (KGW) - Pencil Museum, Keswick (AKU, KBB, KBC) - Penrith Museum (PME) - Rum Story, Whitehaven (CWM) - Ruskin Museum, Coniston (CDE, HCG, WCL) - Solway Aviation Museum (CBH) - Threlkeld Mining Museum (KBC) - Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery, Carlisle (CBH).

Waterhead, Ambleside

Boat cruises

Coniston Water, Brantwood (HCG) - Coniston Water, Coniston village (CDE, HCG, WCL) - Coniston Water, Monk Coniston (HCG) - Derwent Water, Keswick (AKU, KBB, KBC) - Ullswater, Glenridding village (AKU) - Ullswater, Pooley Bridge village (ULH) - Windermere, Ambleside (AKU, WC, WCL) - Windermere, Bowness on Windermere (WC, KGW, WCL) - Windermere, Brockhole visitor centre (WC) - Windermere, Fell Foot park (WC, KGW) - Windermere Ferry (WCL) - Windermere, Lakeside (WC) - Windermere, Wray Castle (WC).

Railways

Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway, Haverthwaite (KGW) - Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway, Lakeside (WC) - Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway, Dalegarth (CDE, RWE) - Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway, Eskdale Green village (RWE) - Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway, Ravenglass village (RWE).

Wildlife

Haweswater RSPB Bird Reserve (ULH) - Lake District Coast Aquarium, Maryport (CWM) - Lake District Wildlife Park (KBC) - Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre (ULH) - Lakeland Wildlife Oasis (KSA) - Lakes Aquarium, Lakeside (WC) - South Lakes Safari Zoo (UBF).

Viewpoints

Birkrigg Common summit (UBF) - Caldbeck Common (KBC) - Claife Viewing Station (WCL) - Friar's Crag, Keswick (AKU, KBB, KBC) - Hardknott Pass (CDE) - Honister Pass (KBB) - Hutton Roof Crags (KSA) - Kirkstone Pass (AKU) - Martindale Hause (ULH) - Station Coppice viewpoint (AKU) - Surprise View (KBB) - Uldale Common (KBC) - Whinlatter Pass (KBB) - Wrynose Pass (CDE).

Wythburn Church

Notable Churches

Brigflatts Meeting House (KSA) - Carlisle Cathedral (CBH) - Cartmel Priory (KGW) - Holy Trinity, Chapel Stile (WCL) - Jesus Church, Troutbeck (WCL) - Keld Chapel (ULH) - Kendal Parish Church (KGW) - Lanercost Priory Church (CBH) - St Andrew's, Dacre (PME) - St Andrew's, Dent (KSA) - St Andrew's, Greystoke (PME) - St Andrew's, Penrith (PME) - St Andrew's, Sedbergh (KSA) - St Bartholomew's, Loweswater (CWM) - St Bega's, Mirehouse (KBC) - St Catherine's, Eskdale (CDE, RWE) - St Cuthbert's, Aldingham (UBF) - St Cuthbert's, Carlisle (CBH) - St James', Whitehaven (CWM) - St John's, Ulpha (CDE) - St John's, Workington (CWM) - St Kentigern's, Caldbeck (KBC) - St Kentigern's, Mungrisedale (KBC) - St Lawrence's, Crosby Ravensworth (ULH) - St Lawrence's, Morland (ULH) - St Martin's, Bowness on Windermere (WC, KGW, WCL) - St Martin's, Brampton (CBH) - St Martin's, Martindale (ULH) - St Mary's, Dalton in Furness (UBF) - St Mary's, Kirkby Lonsdale (KSA) - St Michael's, Lowther (ULH) - St Michael's, Shap (ULH) - St Michael & All Angels, Addingham (PME) - St Michael & All Angels, Hawkshead (WC, HCG, WCL) - St Olaf's, Wasdale Head (RWE) - St Oswald's, Kirkoswald (PME) - St Patrick's, Bampton Grange (ULH) - St Peter's, Askham (ULH) - St Peter's, Martindale (ULH) - St Wilfrid's, Brougham Hall (PME) - Wythburn Church (AKU).

Other attractions

Bowder Stone (KBB) - Brockhole visitor centre (WC) - Carlisle Castle (CBH) - Cartmel racecourse (KGW) - Grizedale Forest (HCG) - Holehird Gardens (WCL) - Honister Slate Mine (KBB) - Lacy's caves (PME) - Langdale (WCL) - Low Sizergh Barn (KGW, KSA) - Rheged visitor centre (PME) - Seathwaite (KBB) - The Puzzling Place, Keswick (AKU, KBB, KBC) - The World of Beatrix Potter, Bowness on Windermere (WC, KGW, WCL) - Whinlatter Forest (KBB).