Places To Go.

South Lakes Wild Animal Park.

The park was an idea created and developed solely by David Gill. At the time of the construction back in 1993/4, he was an animal nutritionist with no connections to zoo's, but a desire to see education and conservation brought into the public awareness by the reality of a close, wild experience, an experience for all to react to assist worldwide conservation issues. The then 32-year-old father of two, built the park with his own hands and to this day, still designs and builds all the facilities around the zoo now with the help and assistance of the large staff.


Muncaster Castle.

The historic haunted castle, still a lived in family home is the jewel in the crown of this majestic setting on the Western Lake District. Host to private weddings, functions and parties, this idyllic setting is simply awe inspiring.

See the Castle in all its glory and hear from the Pennington family who have resided in the Castle since 1208, about Muncaster's colourful history and residents.

Learn about Tom Fool aka Tom Skelton, court jester at Muncaster in the 16th Century with his links to Shakespeare and the ghost stories about him causing trouble today!

Only 10 miles away from ‘Britain’s favourite view’ at Wastwater, the Western Lake District is the hidden gem waiting for your discovery.

La'al Ratty, Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway.

Lakeland's oldest, longest and most scenic railway.

Join us as we journey from Ravenglass, the only truly coastal village in the Lake District National Park, across the estuary, through the hills, past seven request stops with a 1:55 gradient at times, en route to our final destination some seven miles up the line to Dalegarth for Boot Station. The journey itself was one of Wainwright’s favorites, crossing seven miles of spectacular scenery to the foot of England’s highest mountains, the Scafell Range (3209ft) at their peak.

On arrival there is something for everyone, with plenty of trails and walks to explore in this beautiful corner of the Lake District National Park with ‘Britain’s Favourite View’, Wastwater, just around the corner. Whether you are young or old, and the weather is hot or cold we have a wide range of facilities at both ends of the line plus our engines haul a range of open/closed carriages to guarantee a great day out.

Murthwaite Green Trekking Centre.

A friendly and professional family-run horse riding centre specialising in beach rides. We are based in Silecroft which is in the Lake District National Park. Our prime location allows us direct access onto the beach with its five miles of golden sands and shallow waters, ideal for horse riding!

We have been operating since 2002 and pride ourselves on our amazing beach riding experiences, which attract customers back time after time.

Come along and treat yourself to one of our rides. We have beach rides to suit all abilities and ages, from a gentle stroll along the sand to an exhilarating gallop through the surf.