Just 2 miles away is the picturesque lakeland village of Bassenthwaite and the stunning Bassenthwaite Lake offering the perfect haven to relax while enjoying the sun or a picnic. If you are interested in the watersports then the lake is excellent for paddleboarding, Kayaking, windsurfing and canoeing and the local Bassenthwaite Sailing Club is only one mile away where you can hire or launch a sailing dinghy.
Also within a short drive you will find the market town of Keswick on Derwentwater just 8 miles away, and the park is just 5 miles from Cockermouth, the birthplace of Wordsworth and Fletcher Christian (author of Mutiny on the Bounty). Herdwick Croft is well placed on the main bus route to Workington, Cockermouth, Keswick, and Penrith.
Download the latest bus timetable by visiting the Stagecoach website, and searching for bus X4 or X5.