BURTON-IN-KENDAL, Cumbria https://goo.gl/maps/NZ9dszXmupp
Kirkby Lonsdale 7 miles, Kendal 12 miles, Lancaster 14 miles
Curwen Woods stands almost midway between the villages of Burton-in-Kendal and Holme, in south Cumbria. Burton is a small, traditional Cumbrian village set in beautiful countryside and has a Post Office/general store, a butcher and a pub that serves good food, whilst Holme also has a Post Office, a general store, and another pub with excellent food.
Curwen Woods is ideally placed for exploring South Lakeland, the Yorkshire Dales and the peaceful Forest of Bowland. It lies 7 miles from the lovely old market town of Kirkby Lonsdale, and 12 miles from Kendal, the gateway to the Lake District.
Curwen Woods Estate lies at the foot of Hutton Roof Crags, an important area of limestone pavement with many rare species of flora, birds and butterflies, whilst the Holme Park Quarry Local Nature Reserve is just a short walk away.
The acclaimed RSPB wildfowl reserve of Leighton Moss is 5½ miles away, and the Cumbria Wildlife Trust's reserve at Foulshaw Moss, famous for its ospreys, is a 15 minute drive away. Morecambe Bay is also well-known as a location for birdwatching.
Other locations well worth a visit are the villages of Silverdale and Arnside (overlooking the beautiful Kent Estuary), Ingleton, Settle and Clapham; Levens Hall with its famous topiary, and medieval Sizergh Castle with its beautiful gardens are nearby.
The West Coast mainline, which runs approx ¾ mile to the west of Curwen Woods Estate, hosts occasional Steam Train runs from Carnforth, and there are many excellent viewing spots for railway enthusiasts.
Golf, fishing and riding are all available locally.
Self-catering Holiday Accommodation
There are three holiday cottages available on the Curwen Woods Estate:
- Stable Boy's Cottage at Curwen Woods
- Oakwood Farm West at Clawthorpe
- Oakwood Farm East at Clawthorpe
- Short breaks are available at Stable Boy's Cottage and start from a Friday or a Monday only.
- Oakwood Farm bookings are per week, Friday to Friday.
- Check in time: 3pm - 9pm. Check out time 10am.
- Children over 3 years only. No infants.