Woodside is in the heart of the most picturesque area of Britain. The scenery is breathtaking and sporting activities abound. The area is famous for quaint sleepy villages where time has stood still, quality pubs and restaurants, National Trust properties of major historical importance and lakes that stretch for miles.
Woodside is right by Lake Windermere so you can walk to Lakeside Village for access onto the lake itself. Why not come on a Summer’s evening and sit at the water’s edge and watch the sun set over the lake, then go for a drink in the Lakeside Hotel bar…perfect end to a perfect day…..
Woodside is ideal for visiting all the attractions the lake District has to offer, Hawkshead, Cartmel, Bowness, Coniston and Windermere are all only minutes away in the car.
Woodside itself,was home to the young men and boys who worked at the Stott Park Bobbin Mill for over 200 years…..the historic Low Stott Park Bobbin Mill, one of only a hand full still working in the country is now owned by English Heritage.You can take the guided tour of the mill, just across the road.
Nearby are four of the TOP TEN LAKE DISTRICT VISITOR ATTRACTIONS all of which can be reached on FOOT….. you can forget the car!!! They are at Lakeside Village and there you can find the Aquarium of the Lakes,the Lakeside steam railway, the lake Windermere cruise ships and the ferry to Fell Foot (NT) Also at Lakeside is the Lakeside Hotel :-4 star restaurant/ bar/Spa treatments,a bike hire centre, gift shop and cafe. At Fell Foot(accessible by ferry from Lakeside) are watersports on the lake, rowing boat/canoe hire etc and a public boat launch. You can have a whole week sight seeing and walking in this beautiful area without using the car!!!!
Walks abound from the front door with the spectacular High Dam walk just half a mile away ranked by The Independent in the top ten Summer walks in the country! Also nearby is the ancient woodland of Great Knott Wood.
Grizedale with is stunning scenery , mountain biking, Go Ape and walks is 10 mins away in the car.
Woodside is right in the heart of Beatrix Potter country,Hill Top is minutes away .
The Swan Inn, for an excellent meal is 1 mile away and a scenic drive up the western shores to Esthwaite Water(for fishing) takes you on to Hawkshead with its traditional pubs, restaurants and quality shops.
HORSE riding at Bigland Equestrian Centre is a few minutes drive away. This is one of the biggest and best in the lake district and can offer rides from novice to experienced over a variety of terrain