Here you will find things to do and useful links to local attractions
Approximate distance in miles from Moordale Park :
Carlisle 22, Gretna Green 30, Housteads Roman Fort 48,
Maryport 11, Cockermouth 19, Keswick 30,
Windermere 50, Whitehaven 25, Ravenglass Miniature Railway 44,
Muncaster Castle 50
Nearby is the lovely Victorian seaside town of Silloth which offers breathtaking views across the Solway of Dumfries and Galloway.
There are wide tree-lined granite set streets, a picturesque promenade, recreational facilities and colourful summer festivals.
Enjoy a round of golf at Cumbria’s number 1 golf course or in the area there are facilities to enjoy bowls, windsurfing and a launch for jet-ski’s and pleasure boats. There’s even a funfair overlooking the promenade and the beach which stretches 13 miles to Maryport.
Western Lakes and Coast
Whitehaven boasts various unmissable attractions such as the Beacon, The Rum Story and Haig Colliery Mining Museum. The Muncaster Experience in Ravenglass offers a full day of family excitement with its haunted castle, Owl Centre and much more. Steam enthusiasts mustn’t miss a scenic trip on ‘La’al Ratty’ along the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway. In Maryport there’s the Senhouse Roman Museum and The Lake District Coast Aquarium. At Keswick there’s Trotter’s World of Animals, or how about a tour (and a tasting!) at the Jennings Brewery in Cockermouth. Nearer to Spring Lea there’s Bank Mill Tropical Butterfly House and the Gincase with its Farm park, children’s play area and tasty café!
Carlisle and the Borders
Historic Carlisle is just a 22 mile drive away. Visit its stunning Castle and Tullie House Museum. Or spend a few blissful hours shopping in this bustling city centre. Hadrian’s Wall is also nearby, stretching 73 miles from east to west. Or cross the border to Scotland for a trip to the Old Blacksmith’s Shop at Gretna, famous for its romantic tales of elopement. There’s also the Gretna Gateway Shopping Centre.
The Lake District
Is it any wonder that Cumbria’s Lake District attracts millions of visitors each year - the scenery here is literally so breathtaking that words can hardly do justice to the area - it has to be experienced first hand to be truly appreciated. There are scores of panoramic Lakeland walks paths and trails with in easy reach for the outdoor types who want to enjoy nature combined with arguably the most stunningly beautiful scenery in the UK. If you are a first time visitor to Cumbria you are literally spoilt for choice.