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Local Attractions In The Lakes

The Lake District not only offers stunning views, it also caters for amazing memories; whether than be a cosy country cafe   or swinging from tree tops in Grizedale Forrest. 

Our quiet campsite is the perfect place to come back to relax after a long day of adventuring, to a quiet and relaxing atmosphere as our campsite doesn't tend to cater for parties or large groups.

Moss Side Farm's nearest village is picturesque Broughton-in-Furness a 7 min drive or 30 minute (or so) walk away; here guests can buy bread from the award-winning Broughton Village bakery and groceries and meat from a family-run butcher and grocer. The village also has three pubs (two of which serve food) , a restaurant, two cafés, a petrol station, a post office, a bank and a gift shop.


Bigland Hall

For those who are keen Horse Riders, the 2 Hour Fell Ride is recommended: 

This is a ride out which takes you over Bigland Fells and through some stunning Lake District countryside.

The route starts by climbing out of Bigland Estate, through the forest plantations and onto the fells on the side of Cartmel Valley. From here the ride loops through the fields and countryside and returns back to Bigland.

The terrain is very varied and this ride is a good introduction to Hacking and Trail Riding. There are several opportunities to canter in the open fields which means this ride is not suitable for beginners.

Bigland also offer rides for those who are new to the activity and need a slower pace. Boots and hats are available:

"Imagine the smiles on your families face as you all enjoy pony trekking for the first time.  Enjoy stunning views over the River Leven and if your lucky you might see the Haverthwaite railway train winding its way down the valley below you." 

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Hills and Mountains:

1. Coniston Old Man

2. Black Comb 

3. Scafell Pike

Low land Walks:

1. Duddon Valley

2. Seathwaite and Ulpha

3. Tarn Hows

4. High Dam 


Grizedale Mountain Bikes

Grizedale Mountain Bikes is nestled in the heart of the Lake District National Park and UNESCO site, near to Ambleside and Coniston. We are situated at the Grizedale Visitors centre, with a variety of off-road trails that start from our door. We offer Hire Bikes, shop and workshop and are open 363 days of a year.

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Helvellyn and Sticks Pass

The highest bike-legal descent you can do in England but it’s not here just for the altitude. There are loads of excellent trails down from the summit (Birkside down the Thirlmere, Dollywaggon Pike down to Grisedale Common).

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Looking at the stats (13km / 8 miles), this route may appear a bit paltry. But this is the Lake District, and eight miles along Lakeland trails can be a real workout. This route takes in arguably the Lake District’s finest lake before sending you off round the back of tourist-free nowhere.

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Howgill Fells

This classic ride in the Howgill Fells is a loop which can rival the best the Lakes has to offer — but without the traffic that can blight the best Lakeland trails. 

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Coniston Boating Centre

We've been helping people enjoy this special spot since 1977. Our RYA qualified staff are very experienced and were shortlisted for the Award for Outstanding Customer Service in the Cumbria Tourism Awards 2012.

We are a not-for-profit attraction run by the Lake District National Park Authority. All profits go towards keeping it special for future generations.

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Port Haverigg Watersports & Wakepark

Port Haverigg Watersports is Cumbria's Premier Watersports Centre. Situated on a purpose built fresh water private lake. We feature a Wakestation cable complete with a great array of features (kickers & rails), along with boat sports with no speed restrictions. Boat & Cable Wakeboarding, Paddle-board (SUP) hire, Wakeboarding, Waterskiing, Kneeboarding, Banana Boat, Ringo,Boat rides, lakeside accommodation, Cafe/Wine bar.

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