Places our students and guests tend to visit include:
- Within 5 minutes drive:
Bassenthwaite Lake Station (Cafe), Dubwath Silver Meadows Wetland Nature Reserve, Lakes Distillery, Pheasant Inn
- Within 10 minutes drive:
Thornthwaite Gallery & Teashop
Walks: Elva Plain, Sale Fell, Ling Fell, Bassenthwaite Lake (Ouse Bridge)
- Within 20 minutes drive:
Wordsworth House, Jennings Brewery, Castlegate House Gallery, Banks Heritage Museum, etc.
Cash Points, Castlegate Surgery, Allison & Son Chemist,
Useful shops include:
Cockermouth Arts & Crafts,
The Silver Beaded Needle,
Billy Bowman’s Music Shop
Theatre by the Lake,
Keswick Museum & Gallery
Derwentwater Jetties, Hope Park, Friar’s Cragg etc.
Walks: Derwentwater, Binsey Fell, Newlands Valley, Cat Bells, Castlerigg Stone Circle, Borrowdale, Skiddaw, Dodd Wood Osprey Viewing Point, St Bega’s Church, Lingholm (wallked garden & cafe)
- Within 30 minutes drive:
Mae’s Tearooms and Gallery (Uldale), The pleasant villages of Caldbeck (home of the Woolclip), Heskett Newmarket
- Within 40 minutes drive:
Walks: Loweswater, Crummock Water, Buttermere, Newlands Pass, Honister Pass, Grange, The Bowderstone
We have a full colour Walks from Higham book, professionally written by Ronald Turnbul, containing 12 local forays from Higham with full route descriptions and OS Map sections.
This excellent showcase for our wonderful locality is paperback A5 landscape (same as our brochure) and a lovely full printed colour copy is for sale from the Office for £5, with all proceeds going to Higham.