Things to do on your family holidays or romantic rural retreat
There are plenty of activities in the local area for you to do and we have compiled a list of some you may be interested in if you are on family holidays or if it is just the two of you.
Great for stag or hen parties or action minded groups looking for fun, adventure and tailor-made activities in the stunning Cumbrian countryside. For more information visit Cumbrian Adventures or call 07754 547444. Only 50 minutes from you log cabin they also offer other actives such as Archery, Clay Pigeon Shooting & Go Karts.
Hire a Bike
Why not hire a bike from local Bikeseven in Longtown, only 4 miles from your log cabin.
Enjoy the fantastic Border Reivers Cycle Trail and learn about the history of the area where more than 400 years ago was so dangerous that priests armed themselves with swords and daggers before daring to set foot here due to the Border Reivers family who lived in castles and Pele towers in the area. These trails are also suitable for Horse riders and walkers.
There are miles of walks on your doorstep, and you can explore the riverside and woodland walks Hidden River Cabins has to offer.
Aswell as these walks there is also the opportunity to discover the local area and take the Border Reivers walk.
Hadrians Wall is nearby and you can walk along part of the wall for a great day out, please visit their website.
With the lake district only 50 minutes away there are plenty of beautiful walks to discover past cumbrian cottages. Keswick is the closest part of the Lake District to the cabins.
Whinlater forest park in Keswick hosts the highest Go Ape! Adventure course in the UK where you can climb 30ft up a rope ladder, tarzan swing into a giant rope net and then zip wire through the trees, crawl through tunnels and tackle high wire rope bridges. A great day out for friends and family.
Far X Four Off Road Driving
This is an introduction to off-road driving for the novice, the unconfident or for those thinking about buying a 4×4.
In the course of a morning or an afternoon, we’ll talk through the fundamentals of how the 4×4 vehicle works and then we’ll teach you the basics of driving across various terrain.The Experience offers an eye-opening experience to those have never seen (or felt!) what these amazingly capable vehicles can do. It builds your confidence and teaches you how to read the ‘road’ and tackle different situations as safely as possible.
Lasting approximately 2 hours in duration and costs £130 (£120 in your own vehicle).
You are welcome to bring along a passenger who can share the driving experience at no extra cost.
Carlisle Flight Training
Carlisle Flight Training are a friendly, professional, family-run flight school and aero club with a unique atmosphere. They are dedicated to keeping flying safe, fun and as easy on the wallet as we possibly can.
Alan Rayson, CFI (Chief Flying Instructor) and owner has been teaching people to fly for over 20 years since instructing with another local flying school, Cumbria Aero Club, which has now sadly closed. When the opportunity arose for Alan and his wife Helen to start their own school, they leapt at the chance.
Whether you’re looking for a one-off experience, a new challenge, the start of a new career or maybe you already have a PPL and just want to hire an aircraft, they can help you!
A unique opportunity for guests to take flights from Carlisle Airport their own private Gyroplane. The flights will take you on a wonderful journey around the lakes and you will be able to see the breathtaking views and scenery the Lake District has to offer.
For more information please go to our website or contact Chris Jones on 07796 955805.
Flights are £120/hour and 2 planes are able to fly at the same time with adjoining radios.
My Personal Sanctuary
Looking for a little piece of relaxation during your stay with us… look no further.
With a decade of experience behind them, you can expect the very best from the My Personal Sanctuary service. Their treatments have been carefully designed to maximise relaxation and personal fulfilment.
Treatments are performed on heated treatment beds by carefully selected therapists who ensure you are enveloped in calmness, serenity and relaxation from the moment they arrive.
Clay Pigeon Shooting and Fly Fishing
Clay Pigeon Shooting and Fly Fishing at Westlands Country Park.
They welcome everyone from groups to individuals.
Open 7 days a week, including late night on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s. Booking required for non shotgun licence holders and rod hire.
Wildlife Spotting, Mountain Bike Trails or Scenic Walks
Kielder Water & Forest Park brings you nature on a grander scale.
The views are bigger, the night sky brighter, the sports wilder and the smiles wider. We’re home to the biggest man-made lake in Northern Europe and, at over 250 square miles, the largest working forest in England.
The best way to explore Kielder is to start at one of our three visitor centres, Tower Knowe, Kielder Waterside or Kielder Castle.