Local Area The Northern Lake District & Bassenthwaite Lake

Herdwick Croft is  7 miles from Keswick which is the North Lakes’ most popular holiday and day trip destination. Nestling between the Skiddaw Mountains and Derwentwater Lake, the town is in an idyllic location with an abundance of walking, shops, cafés and restaurants.

Cockermouth is 5 miles away and is a thriving market town with medieval and Georgian streets beneath the castle walls. Cockermouth is well known for its specialty shops and many art galleries. It is also home to Jennings Brewery.

The Lakes Distillery

We are next door the the new lakes distillery which produces lakes whiskey, gin and vodka. They offer tours and have a bar/bistro.


Armathwaite Hall Hotel

On the other side of the park we have Armathwaite Hall Hotel and luxury award winning spa where you can get day spa passes to take away those aches and pains from those long fell walks.


For the children we are ¼ mile away from the Lake District wildlife park where you can wander around the beautiful 24 acre parkland and see over 100 species. The magical Bird of Prey flying displays have been a regular feature since the park opened and they have gathered an eclectic mix of over 100 species from Anaconda to Zebra.


Whinlatter forest is excellent for mountain biking with many different forest trails around the woodland area.

For the golfers, Cockermouth golf course is only 2 miles away – An 18 hole course designed by James Braid.

Other activities include horse riding, with a riding school located close by and a fitness centre complete with swimming pool within a few miles of Herdwick Croft.

The caravan park is well placed on the main bus route to Workington, Cockermouth, Keswick, and Penrith. You can download the latest bus timetable by visiting the Stagecoach website, and searching for bus X4 or X5.