A large, historic and industrial town on the Furness Peninsula. The ruins of Furness Abbey are interesting to visit and there is great shopping with most of the high street stores. Also, as it is on the coast, there are some good beaches.
An historic village surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery. Set on the shores of Coniston Water where the fated attempt on the water speed record by Donald Campbell took place in 1967. A great base for fell walking, climbing cycling and sailing.
West coast village in a beautiful but fairly quiet part of the Lakes. Home to the Ratty narrow gauge railway and finish of a grueling 50 mile cross Lakeland bike route (Shap to Ravenglass).
Market town with a cobbled square and some great places to eat and drink. Market days are Thursdays and Saturdays and there are lots of outside stalls with all manner of goods. Stan Laurel was born here and the museum is well worth a visit.
Small market town only 4 miles from Ashlack Cottages with an old fashioned butchers and greengrocers. It also has a bakery where the bread is baked in-house.There are several pubs for refreshment and a livestock auction on Tuesdays.
Home of the mint cake, this large town has a wide choice of shops, including jewellers, antique shops and a specialist chocolate shop!
Kendal Parish Church and Abbot Hall are very interesting places to visit. Also Kendal Castle which is a ruin and the dry ski slope for a bit of practice..............