Flusco Wood is situated in Flusco, only a short drive from the historic market town of Penrith. On the edge of the Lake District, Flusco Wood is an ideal base to explore the lakes and fells as well as the picturesque towns and villages of the largest National Park in England.
As well as local beauty spots and outdoor pursuits, the Lake District is full of things to do; including spa days, distillery tours, castle, live theatre and fantastic local food.
Food & Drink
Horse & Farrier
Serving traditional homemade pub food using locally sourced and family-farmed produce, the Horse & Farrier is an 18th century inn that still provides refreshments for the weary traveller.
Horse & Farrier, Dacre, Penrith, CA11 0HL
Clickham Inn Blencow
Just down the road from Flusco Wood, the Clickham Inn serves delicious food and offers a selection of local ales as well as wine and spirits. A very friendly and welcoming pub, it’s a great one to pop into during your stay.
The Clickham Inn, Blencow, Penrith, CA11 0BP
The Lakes Distillery
The Lakes Distillery, established in 2011, nestles on the north shore of Bassenthwaite Lake. Their whisky maker’s artistic ethos is inspired by the UNESCO World Heritage site where the distillery has been built within a 160-year-old farmstead on the banks of the River Derwent. Discover flavour at the intersection of science, art and nature.
The Lakes Distillery, Setmurthy, near Bassenthwaite lake, Cumbria CA13 9SJ
Culture & Heritage
Lowther Castle has something for everyone; discover the history of the castle, explore the 130-acres of gardens, play on the Lost Castle adventure playground, pop into the café or book an Afternoon Tea in the sculpture gallery.
Lowther Castle, Lowther, Penrith, CA10 2HH
Less then ten minutes from Flusco Wood, Rheged is filled with activities for all the family. Indoor and outdoor play areas for the little ones, shops, a café and a food hall for the grown ups as well as a two-screen cinema which shows latest releases, documentaries and live theatre experiences.
Rheged Centre, Redhills, Penrith, CA11 0DQ
Theatre by the Lake
Theatre by the Lake has brought the magic of theatre and the excitement of the imagination to one of Britain’s loveliest and remotest counties.
The theatre, hailed by The Independent as “the most beautifully located and friendly theatre in Britain”, opened in 1999. It is set a short stroll from Derwentwater on the edge of Keswick, amid the magnificent western fells of the Lake District.
Theatre by the Lake, Keswick, CA12 5DJ
A fantastic way to see glorious views of the fells from Ullswater, the second largest body of water in the Lake District, the Ullswater Steamers are a great way to take in the sights. You can stay on board and take a tour round the lake, remaining on the top deck or heading below for a drink or to shelter from the elements or use the Steamers to get about so you can stretch your legs. There are landing points at Aira Force, Glenridding, Howtown and Pooley Bridge.
Ullswater Steamers, The Pier House, Glenridding, CA11 0US
LAKELAND LLAMA TREKS & KARMA LLAMA KAFE
Want to explore the countryside but fancy something a little different? Lakeland Llama Treks offers exactly that! Head out for a walk with your new four-legged friends by your side, exploring quiet country lanes and woodland or lakes and moorland.
0793 045 3288
Llama Karma Kafe, Lords House, Brougham, Penrith, CA10 2AB
Ullswater Paddling Boarding
Get out on the water on a stand-up paddleboard with Ullswater Paddleboarding. Book lessons, adventure tours or even just hire a board. Paddleboarding is a great day out for families, groups or individuals.
Another Place, The Lake, A592, Watermillock, Penrith, CA11 0LP