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Local Attractions

There are a wealth of activities on your doorstep, here are some ideas of where to visit when you stay at Ash Gill Cottage.

For Walking / Cycling Enthusiasts

Torver is a great starting point to enjoy 'The Old Man' range, Dow Cragg, Walner Scar road and access to Wetherlam, whether by foot or by wheel.  In addition to the fells, the are plenty of local walks and cycling routes suiting most abilities, to take in the magnificent Coniston Water, Torver Common, Tarn Hows and Grizedale Forest.

Tarn Hows

Coniston from Grizedale Forest

'The Old Man of Coniston' range

Surrounding Area

Surrounding Area

For eating / drinking enthusiasts

Ash Gill Cottage is just a stones throw from two extremely popular pubs with fabulous reputations, both serving quality and plentiful dishes, utilising local suppliers where possible, and coupled with award winning regionally brewed real ales, plus the more widely available lagers and Guinness, you're sure to have a wonderful time, with no need to drive.

The Wilson Arms

The 'Wilsons', a mere 100 yards from door to door - famous for generous portion sizes, this family owned and run free house, newly refurbished inside and out, now accommodates Torver's own local 'Deli', selling cakes, pizza's, artisan breads, milk, newspapers and travel essentials.  You can eat in the restaurant or in the bar (well behaved dogs are welcome in the bar) - we strongly recommend to reserve your table for breakfasts and evening meals. 

The Wilson Arms - sample evening menu

The Church House Inn

The 'Church House' - a further 100 yards on from the Wilsons, is temporarily closed and due to re-open early 2014.
It is a traditional, warm, cosy, friendly and welcoming 14th century inn serving regionally produced ales.  Eat in the bar (dogs welcome in the bar), the 'Snug', or the more spacious 'Dining Room'.  Booking is essential to guarantee your table for evening meals.

More things to do and see

  • Horse-riding at Crook Barn Stables within walking distance 500 yards
  • Hawkshead, Ambleside, Bowness-on-Windermere, Grasmere and Grizedale are all within easy reach by car. 
  • Coniston village - a selection of cafes, restaurants and pubs.  Home to the Coniston Brewery at The Black Bull Hotel, Coniston Museum (Bluebird, Campbell and Arthur Ransome's 'Mavis' (Amazon).
  • Coniston watersports centre and Bluebird Cafe - hire a boat or take a trip on the Steam Yacht Gondola across the lake to visit the home of John Ruskin at Brantwood, and Peel Island (immortalised in Swallows & Amazons)
  • Ulverston - a charming and thriving market town