Sykeside camp site and the Brotherswater Inn benefit from a central location in the Lake District and have a wealth of activities within easy reach.
River Deep Mountain High are an outdoor company who specialize in tailor made activity days and packages. They are mobile so most of their activities can be done at any suitable venue in the Lakes. Visit their web site www.riverdeepmountainhigh.co.uk to check online availability. Tel: 015395 28666
Ospreys can be seen at Bassenthwaite near Keswick (about 30 mins drive).
Coniston Launches offer boat trips on Coniston Water (30 mins drive).
The Keswick Launch company offers boat trips on Derwentwater from Keswick (30 mins drive). Tel: 01768 772263.
Ullswater Steamers offer boat trips all year round from Glenridding (10 mins driver). Tel: 01768 482229.
Windermere Lake Cruises (20 mins drive). Tel: 01539 443360.
See the Mountain Bike Cumbria site for ideas of mountain biking routes, shops and other information.
Glenridding Sailing School (10 mins drive). Offers a range of sailing tuition and boat hire. Tel: 01768 482541.
There are about 30 walks starting from Sykeside itself from a leisurely stroll round Brotherswater for all the family, to the more challenging walks that take you over some of the spectacular fells that surround the site.
Aira Force (15 mins drive) is popular with many visitors to the Lakes.
Here are directions for three walks that start from the site:
Castlerigg Stone Circle (30 mins drive).
Dalemain House and Gardens (20 mins drive). Tel: 01768 486450
Keswick Theatre (30 mins drive). Tel: 01768 774411
Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway (30 mins drive). Tel: 01539 531594
Rheged (25 mins drive) - giant screen movies about Cumbria, Everest and Shackleton, the National Mountaineering Exhibition - and a ball-pool for children. Tel: 01768 868000
The Lakes Distillery (60 mins drive) - the
largest distillery in England, producing award winning, world class spirits.
Surrounded by the beautiful Cumbrian fells, the distillery offers visually
stunning and educational distillery tours, with an onsite gift shop and the
increasingly popular Bistro at the Distillery, available for light lunches and evening meals
Hartsop Hall Cottages. The Hartsop Hall Estate, including Hartsop Hall Cottages, is situated in the midst of some of the most majestic fells in the Lake District, at the foot of the Kirkstone Pass, close to Brotherswater, Patterdale and Ullswater.
Stay in the Lake District offers a superb selection of self catering holiday cottages throughout the Lake District & Cumbria
www.hotelsinambleside.com. Information and reservations for hotels in Ambleside and the surrounding area with a search facility and instant online booking
If you need more ideas or information, try the Tourist Information Centre in Glenridding 01768 482414.