There’s unlimited choice for outdoor pursuits in the countryside around Irton Hall - so whether you want big adventures on the fells or an easy-going exploration of the local countryside, you’ll find plenty to do!
To explore the wonderful countryside surrounding Irton Hall on foot please visit: Where2walk.co.uk
This features local walks from Wasdale Head and Wastwater Screes, amongst many other routes around the Lakes.
Trout fishing can be enjoyed on Esthwaite Water from the shoreline, or loch-style from hired boats. All methods of fishing with rods and boats are available for hire. Tuition available. 2 miles south of Hawkshead on Newby Bridge Road.Tel: 015394 36541. Recommended Site: Fishing in the English Lake District
There are many Golf courses in the area, catering for all standards Below is just a selection, though a more comprehensive guide can be found at Guide to NW of England Golf Course.
There’s a new all-weather golf centre and driving range in Penrith, with a 9-hole pay-as-you-play course and 300 yard driving range. Open 7 days, 9am to 9pm. Just off junction 40 of the M6 on the A66 to Keswick.
Kendal Driving Range is located at Oxenholme Farm, Oxenholme Road near the railway station.
Tel: 01539 733933.
Appleby Golf Course is 2 miles SE of the town. Casual visitors are welcome but as the course is very populare, visitors should call 01768 351432 to avoid disappointment.
Riverside Gold Club, Garshill, Ravenstonedale. Tel: 01539 623654.
Walks abound in this area, whether in The Lakes, Yorkshire Dales or Eden Valley, all only 20 minutes away. Recommended Site: Lake District Walks Online
Armathwaite Equestrian Centre. A unique way to explore the Lakeland countryside, is on horseback, escorted by instructors. Riding tuition, country hacking, and a choice of 1-day pub ride, 2-day weekend trail, and a 4-day trail ride. Tel: 01768 776949 for details. Located off the A591 Keswick to Carlisle Road near Armathwaite Hall.
Hipshow Riding Stables. Hipshow Farm, Old Hutton Nr. Kendal. Tel: 01539 728221
Kendal Leisure Centre, Burton Road, Kendal, has two swimming pools Tel: 01539 729777
Appleby War Memorial Swimming Pool, Chapel Street, Appleby. Tel: 01768 351212 for opening times.
Shap heated open air pool is open from mid-May to August. Tel: 01931 716513.
Keswick Leisure Pool, Station Road, Keswick. Flumes, wave machines, beach area, poolside cafe. For details call 01768 772760.
This area is a magnet for watersports enthusiast, everything from Scuba Diving to Dinghy Sailing can be found. For more information on attractions in the area, visit www.information-britain.co.uk