AREA, ATTRACTIONS AND ACTIVITIES.
As modern life becomes
increasingly hectic and crowded the space and freedom that North Cumbria
offers is even more precious.
The Northern Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and The Hadrian's
Wall World Heritage Site this is the perfect location for a holiday.
Most outdoor pursuits
are well catered for and when you tire of activity there is an excellent
range of country houses and museums in the area. Also a wide variety
of shopping from antiques to cashmere.
The walking in this area just keeps getting better. Before the Foot and Mouth
disaster access to the land was a little unsure and without crowds of people
to keep the paths open some were disappearing. Since that awful time every
one is much more aware of the need for safe and easy access.
Farlam is ideally placed to explore the Western part of the wall.
Hadrian's Wall Path lies just
3 miles to the North of the hotel. This is an amazing walk and we are
usually able to help with transfers in our area. Birdoswald is only 7
miles away and most of the major sites are between Farlam and Housteads
which is 20 miles to the East.
Other wonderful walking
is to be found in The Northern Pennines which is on our doorstep, The
Eden Valley and around The Gelt River.
Our quiet roads allow you to enjoy cycling again. There is an excellent local
hire centre in Brampton if you do not wish to bring your own. We are close
to the sus Trans Routes and a whole network of routes around Haltwhistle.
The new Hadrian's Wall Cycle path is a fantastic way of exploring the wall.
If you fancy mountain biking then Newcastleton to the North of us has a centre
We have 3 great local courses. Close by is Brampton which is hilly but beautiful.
Click here or the picture to
visit the site. Then there are Carlisle and
Eden Courses about 7 miles away. If you fancy combining
a day out with golf then the championship
courses at Slayley
Hall and Matfen Hall or the links course at Silloth are perfect combinations.
At Carlisle Airport there are two flying schools offering pleasure flights
and lessons on both fixed wing and helicopters. It is a truly amazing way
seeing the area at all times of the year.
Alternatively if you need help with your licence then Carlisle is ideal as
there is no commercial traffic to wait for saving time and money.
Within 2 miles of the hotel are 2 trout fisheries
which offer some really good and relaxing fishing. These are the New
Mills Trout Farm and the
For river fishing the Brampton
Angling Association sell day or week
permits at the local post office. This is for fishing on the rivers Irthing,
Gelt and King Water. All of their waters are designated Sites of Special
Scientific Interest and are in beautiful locations.
There are several R.S.P.B. reserves close to the hotel. The newest one is about
one mile away and their information centre is now open. They have also
improved the access to the fells around Hallbankgate with parking and a
map showing the trail. Also close
by is The Geltsdale Reserve which is mainly woodland around The River Gelt.
The two reserves are so different
they make for contrasting days out.
We do not have a spa or beauty centre but with advance booking a local beauty
therapist will come to the hotel. Alternatively there is a very highly
regarded beauty and massage salon in Brampton.
If none of this appeals
we would suggest you curl up at Farlam and ignore the outside world.
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