Visit Wigton – One of Cumbria’s hidden gems
While in this area it’s worth taking a stroll around Wigton, a small delightful Medieval market town that dates back to 1262. Wigton is on the edge of the Lake District and is close to the Solway coast. It’s also the birthplace of writer and broadcaster Lord Melvyn Bragg who remains one of the town’s most active supporters.
- Close up look at the Memorial Fountain and the four acts of mercy sculptures.
- Tea break or lunch at the Monkey Tree.
- Visit Lightfoot the greengrocers.
- St Mary’s Church with its stained glass windows.
Find out more about Wigton by reading our blog post here.
Watchtree Nature Reserve
We recommend the Watchtree Nature Reserve for their protection of wildlife. The kids’ club at Watchtree has some interesting events in August.
- 10th August from 10:30am – Discover the lives of dragon & damselflies
- 17th August from 9:30am – Family-friendly walk to learn about mammals that live on the nature reserve.
- 29th August 7:30pm – Learning about bats close up.
- Fee payable at the door.
Or Why not try orienteering sessions at the reserve? All the information is on their website which you can find by clicking here.
Whinlatter Forest – A day out with teenagers
Summer is here, a season to enjoy the outdoors. Not so easy when you’re a family with teenagers. We think that most active teenagers will enjoy what is on offer at Whinlatter Forest:
- Cycling trails for the adrenalin seeking mountain bike rider
- Go Ape adventure, a high rope course to test your nerve. Put their balance & co-ordination to the test.
- Go Ape Segway, forest tracks, circular routes with windy tracks & straight runs
- Forest walks seem very tame compared to the rest of this list
- Forest Bathing an activity to add mindfulness into your teenager’s life.
Read more on our blog post here.