Leighton Moss RSPB reserve & Morecambe Bay RSPB reserve
Two nationally important wetland reserves. Free entry for YHA guests arriving at RSPB by bike or rail.
Open all week, 9:30am - 5pm
Other things to do nearby
The spectacular voyage gives you views of mountain scenery, secluded bays and the delightful wooded islands.
Here at Ambleside Climbing Wall there's an indoor climbing wall, bouldering room, and cafe. There's also a room dedicated to climbing gear, which can be hired.
Take in the scenic views and gardens down to the shores of Windermere. See the house first created by William Gaddum, a silk merchant from Manchester, as his family's 'summer house'. Brows
Go Ape has several locations across the UK where you can climb and fly through the trees. If it's adrenaline fuelled family fun you're after then look no further.
Full of her favourite things, the house looks like Beatrix has just stepped out for a walk. Don't miss the lovely cottage garden.
Watch otters swim from the underwater tunnel, stroll through the tropical rainforest and explore the seashore discovery zone.
Take a walk through Miss Potter's famous tales, complete with animatronics and walk-through scenes from her stories. Don't forget to exit through the gift shop!
With Claife Heights right opposite, the hostel is a perfect base for exploring the area by mountain bike.
The Lake District was made for wild swimming and with this hostel right on the edge of England's largest lake, Windermere, it would be rude not to.
YHA Hawkshead is a fantastic location for road and mountain bikers, be they novice, families or experienced. Grizedale Forest The forest is a mecca for mountain bikers in the north west and YHA Ha
From the leaf-shaped door handles to the carved wooden panelling, Blackwell is an important icon of Arts and Crafts architecture. Visit the website
Discover the home of John Ruskin.
Quarry faced climbing is available at Trowbarrow Quarry in Silverdale. The strata are tilted vertically, meaning that the climb is up the bedding plain making a challenging climb.
Close by there is skilled scrambling on the famous Pudding Stone - on this large boulder alone there are 30 different challenging routes. Not much further away there are classic climbing and scr
Cycle to 'The Moon' - a large area of limestone pavement with fantastic views. The ascent is a winding, challenging climb up the hillside… with the thrill of knowing you get to rush back down!
At over 10 miles long, the picturesque ribbon lake Windermere acts as an irresistible magnet at the heart of the Lake District.