Orrest Head, Windermere – A short hike

Exploring the Lake District We love to explore the whole of the Lake District when we stay at Dunkeld Cottage and Windermere is an absolute beauty.  It’s the largest natural lake in England and very popular with tourists.  That said, if you go out of season and head out into the fells, you can be…

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Gorgeous Local Walk to Long Marton

Long Marton Holiday Cottage near Dufton

This is our favourite local walk when staying at Dunkeld Cottage because you get absolutely stunning views of the Pennines, far-reaching views across to the Lake District and a pub at the end of it! The walk to Long Marton takes approximately 40-45 minutes and it’s all really easy bridleway tracks – no cattle, fields…

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Local Walks from the Cottage Door

Dunkeld Surrounding Area and Local Walks in Cumbria

While many use Dunkeld Cottage as an ideal base to visit the Lake District, there are walks straight from the cottage door which are perfect for exploring locally and enjoying views across to the Pennines. Local Walks 1: (Quick half an hour walk) Heading out of the cottage door and turning left, walk up the lane…

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A Cycle Ride to Dufton!

Cycle Ride to Dufton

Today we had a breath-taking cycle ride in glorious Pennine countryside – including taking advantage a café en-route with outside seating and direct views over Dufton Pike. The roads around the villages of Kirkby Thore, Dufton, Long Marton and Knock are all really lovely, quiet and have the most fantastic Pennine views. Getting to Dufton…

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