WHAT TO SEE & DO ON #LOG CABIN HOLIDAYS:
#LOG CABIN HOLIDAYS :#LAKE DISTRICT -#SCOTTISH BORDERS:When you stay at #Pheasant Lodge with a woodland back drop, there are a host of outdoor activities to do, in aces of breathtaking countryside, in one of the most beautiful parts of England,#walking, #cycling,#fishing,#clay,#game shooting,etc opportunities. A short drive to the #Solway Coast, #Scottish Border country,or why delve in the #Northern Cumbrian #Lake District countryside or #Western #Lake District.
Pheasant Lodge is situated between the Lake District and Northumberland National Parks, close to the Scottish Border, therefore there is no shortage of this to do,providing opportunity for many outdoor pursuits.The area steeped in Viking & Roman history & stories of old, with beautiful rugged, landscape & fells, ideal for walks, cycling & flying tours which are all fully accessible within a short drive. However the immediate area has a distinctive Border character of its own & is steep in a very turbulent history, remains of which can still be seen today the many castle, pele towers & fortifications.
Cycles can be hired locally from ‘Bike Seven’ on a daily or weekly basis,we can arrange this for you and have them waiting on your arrival, & secure storage is provided for you. You can explore the Border Reivers Cycle route where you can,explore this fascinating history region on The Reivers Trail, you will also encounter walkers and horse riders along the way.. Or for the more adventurous why not try ‘The 7 Stane’s mountain bike trails at nearby Newcastleton is the gateway to the 7 elements or Whinlatter , We are also close to Sustran’s route 7 & route 74 Carlisle to Glasgow which is a newly established route, Coast to Coast routes,or why not cycle along side The Roman Wall” on the #Hadrian’s cycle route.
You can relax & explore the #Netherby Woodland Trails within 20 yards of #Pheasant lodge,part of the #Netherby Estate & enjoy the beautiful woodland walks, wildlife deer, red squirrels, wood peckers etc which live their.There are walks along the banks of the #river Esk from the attractive 18th bridge perfect to #explore spectacular woodland .#wildlife & #pony trekking.
#Solway Coast: an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, home throughout the winter to many migrator geese as far a fiels as Russia & Siberia, swans, water wayders, excellent to place to walk & enjoy the bird life
#GYRO PLANE FLIGHTS.
For the more adventurous guests why not explore the Lake District from the air, a unique opportunity to enjoy the magnificent scenery the #Cumbrian #Lakes has to offer. Based at #Carlisle #Lake District Airport, a short drive from #Pheasant Lodge, #Lake District. Flights from £120 for 2 hour flight, 2 planes can fly in tandem, with dual radio links,contact Chris Jones 07796 955805 to arrange a flight .
Based at Carlisle Airport,this family run, professional flight training centre, Chief Flying instructor,Alan Rayson has over 20 years experience, prior to stating his own business ,with the Cumbria Aero Club, which has sadly closed. Whether you already hold a PPL, would like a new challenge, experience or hire an aircraft at affordable prices.Contact 01228 573344 email www.carlisle-flight-training,com
#RIDING & #PONY TREKKING:
For those who wish to have a group or private lessons, these can be arrange at the near by #Blackdyke Riding Centre. Just 20 minutes drive is #Bailey Mill riding & pony trekking centre, where you can trek in the wild Border forests of the Debatable lands. Or you may want to learn to ride, lessons can be booked, Bailey Mill can provided a pony for the day, which includes horse management, a lesson & forest trek.
#World famous #Blacksmith’s shop famous for run away weddings,& a very romantic place to marry,just three miles from #Pheasant Lodge.Why not spend your honeymoon here.Check out our honeymoon package!(flowers,photographer, wedding cars,make up & hair can all be arranged for you.
Fancy some retail therapy? Then you will enjoy the outlet shopping village at #Gretna Outlet Shopping Village, just three miles from #Pheasant #Lodge with hot tub
You can have an excellent day at the races from a choice of three race courses, the Sport of Kings!, #Carlisle, #Hexham or Cartmel! Check out# Monday 7th August , #Amazing Monday”
#Race meetings throughout the year at all race tracks. #Hexham,offering ‘A day at the races ‘ gift voucher, both Carlisle & #Cartmel as both venues for concerts, & weddings. see our Specials offers incorporating #Restaurant &#Hospitality packages . po
The #river Esk close to #Pheasant #lodge with hot tub, is renowned for #salmon fishing & #sea trout, daily permits are available to guests, along approximately 3 mile beat of this river.(please contact us to discuss your requirements 07875107952
Check out #salmon fishing holidays page.
You can also spend a day at New Mills, Brampton Trout fishery & visit the new tea room.!
West Pond, Longtown, Carlisle (A6071 Gretna road)
Daily/ seasonal permits can be purchased to fish here. Bream, carp, perch, chub & pike .
The Lake District is world renowned for its stunning scenery of mountains and lakes as well as an impressive literary heritage encompassing Wordsworth, Coleridge and Beatrix Potter. There are interesting walks for people of every level of fitness and plenty of good cafés and pubs where you can obtain refreshments.
Why not sample local specialties Gingerbread, Cumberland sausage and Herdwick lamb
If you prefer to keep away from the crowds, then where better than the Northumberland National Park, England’s least well known national park? Here you will find the remote Cheviot Hills as well as the cyclist’s heaven of Kielder Forest and the recreational centre of Kielder water
Hadrian’s Wall was once the northern frontier of the Roman Empire and passes just six miles from Low Moor Head. Now a UNESCO World Heritage site there is no shortage of historical remains and exhibitions to set the imagination on fire.
The North Pennines area of outstanding natural beauty extends to within ten miles south east of Longtown and is well renowned for its peatland hills and the quality of its birdlife.
Carlisle and Newcastle
If you prefer cities Carlisle and Newcastle have much to offer. Carlisle has a castle, a cathedral and Tullie House museum and art gallery. Newcastle an hour’s drive away has seen significant development in recent years, especially around the quayside. The acclaimed Millennium Bridge connecting Newcastle and Gateshead allows people to walk from Newcastle to the Baltic Art Gallery and the Sage Gateshead music venue. A short drive away in Gateshead is the Metro Centre shopping centre.
Discover the delights of Borders towns such as Langholm,the birth place of the poet Hugh Mc Diarmid, hub of Edinburgh woolen Mill, & last Friday in July #Langholm Common Riding, where the rideouts retrace the land bounderies, Hawick, Peebles, Melrose, Selkirk and Jedburgh.
A full comprehensive restaurant and pub guide is located in your welcome pack within the Lodge. Here are a few recommended hostelries for you to try!
- Davids, Restaurant – Warwick Road, Carlisle, fabulous restaurant for that special occasion, lunch or mid week special just a short drive away.
- The Shabby Scholar excellent rustic lunches, and Tapas bar in the evening, a place to visit, good atmosphere, city centre bar.
- The Lemon Tree Cafe, Whitesykes Garden Centre, excellent home made food, friendly atmosphere & service, in addition to wonderful gift shop & plants.
- The Sycamore Tree Cafe/Bistro, Longtown, steak nights Tuesday/ Fridays, excellent breakfasts, light lunch & festive lunches.)(takeaway menu)
- Skitrby House Smithfield, open Thursday – Sunday excellent venue for parties, dinner, Sunday lunch & evening meals, Thursday Farmers night
- Grahams Arms Hotel – excellent homemade food: five minutes’ drive away
- Robinhood, Smithfield- lovely traditional village pub, real fire and good friendly atmosphere excellent food, you need to be hungry
- Smith’s Restaurant, Gretna Green, for that romantic dinner in very luxurious surroundings,excellent food & ambience
Lake District restaurants
For those extra special events here are a couple of excellent contemporary restaurants:
- Cottage in the Wood Country House Hotel & Restaurant, Whinlatter
- Sharrow Bay Country House Hotel, Ullswater. Michelin star restaurant
Carlisle hosts TheVue Cinema, located on Botchergate, showing all the latest box office films. Click My Vue carlisle for all latest information.