The unsurpassed beauty and character of the Lake District make it the country's premier tourism destination. Flusco Wood is literally on the doorstep of the National Park and within close proximity to many interesting and varied attractions. Yet we are secluded enough to enjoy the tranquillity of rural Cumbria and avoid the hustle and bustle of the larger Lake District towns.
It is only minutes away from Ullswater and the Northern Fells and is an excellent base for fell walkers and cyclists.
Major tourist attractions near to Flusco Wood include:
Walking - This part of the Lake District is second to none. Blencathra, Helvellyn and the Northern Fells of Caldbeck are all in close proximity. For the less energetic, there are lovely walks around the shore of Ullswater and along the River Eden, as well as lower, easier peaks such as Gowbarrow Fell, Souther Fell and Great Mell Fell.
Cycling - For those on two wheels, the two long distance cycle routes nearby, namely the C2C (Coast to Coast) and the Reivers Route are not far away.
Ullswater - One of the most beautiful lakes in the Lake District (5 miles). Ullswater Steamers run daily and there is plenty of boating activity available. Aira Force, one of the highest and most beautiful waterfalls in the Lake District, is only a few minutes drive away, close to the shore of Ullswater.
Derwentwater - We are approximately 13 miles from Derwentwater - one of the best loved parts of the Lake District. With excellent watersports facilities at Nichol End Marine and Derwentwater Marina for sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and powered boats. Or why not do a cruise round the lake on Keswick Launch - you can walk so far round the lake and then pick up the launch back to Keswick
Golf - Course at both Penrith (2 miles) and Keswick (11 miles). Floodlit driving range at Penrith (3 miles).
Country Houses - Hutton in the Forest, Dalemain and Greystoke Castle are all nearby. Houses open to the public with beautiful gardens to explore.
Fishing - Stocked lakes nearby to fish on daily permits.
Market Towns - Close to Penrith (4 miles) with markets on Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday. Keswick (13 miles) with a market on Thursdays and Saturdays, and a centre for outdoor equipment shops.
Other Attractions - Rheged, Tullie House Museum (Carlisle 22 miles).