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Boat cruises on the Lakes. 

Broughton Tourist Information advertises discounts if booked through them.









Kayaking, canoeing, sailing, windsurfing

Coniston Boating Centre, 015394 41366.  Parking charges apply.

Lake District Visitor Centre, Brockhole (between Windermere and Ambleside on A591), 015394 46601. Parking charges apply.

River Deep Mountain High, Lowick Old School, Lowick Green, Ulverston 015395 28666

Low Wood Bay Watersports Centre, Windermere (just south of Ambleside on A591), 015394 39441.  Open daily 1st April – 31st October.

Brockhole, Ambleside



You need a fishing rod licence to fish for salmon, trout, freshwater fish, smelt and eel with a rod and line in England. You can buy your licence online, call the Post Office to buy a licence by phone on 0344 800 5386 or go to a Post Office to buy a licence in person. You can go fishing as soon as you have paid for your licence - take your Post Office till or email receipt with you.

Sea fishing in the area, including Silecroft, Bootle, Walney, the coast road between Barrow and Ulverston (A5087), and Arnside.

Coarse fishing: 'where to fish in Cumbria' for ideas.  Includes Broughton Tower ponds behind the cottage (Millom and District Angling Association, 01229 777648) as well as many other spots in the Duddon and surrounding area (details also in our information pack in the cottage).



Wayward Spirit photography walks


Horse riding

            Cumbrian Heavy Horses, 01229 777764 near Millom,

            Murthwaite Green Trekking Centre, Silecroft, 01229 770876,





Permanent orienteering courses in the Lakes:

Lakeland Orienteering Club

West Cumberland Orienteering Club

Orienteering coaching and advice: Richard Lecky-Thompson, CoolGreen Ltd,



            Dunnerholme Golf Club, Askam-in-Furness (8.7 miles), 01229 462675

            Silecroft Golf Club, Silecroft, near Millom (10.2 miles), 01229 774250

            Eskdale Golf Club, Ravenglass (13 miles), 01229 717680

            Barrow Golf Club, Barrow-in-Furness (15 miles), 01229 825444

            Furness Golf Club, Central Drive, Walney Island, Barrow-in-Furness (18 miles), 01229 471232


Swimming and fitness

Tennis courts in Broughton-in-Furness: book at the Post Office (01229 716220), £4 per hour plus £5 refundable key deposit. Head across the square, past the garage, the courts are at the school up the hill on the left.


The Park Leisure Centre, Barrow-in-Furness, 01229 871146: 25m pool, leisure pool (waves, 20m water slide, pirate cove interactive water play zone),  fitness suite, roller-skating sessions Tues 5-5.45, Sat 10.15-11.15am, 11.30am-12.30pm, 12.45-1.45pm


Dalton Leisure Centre, Dalton, 01229 463125: 20m free-form warm-water swimming pool with integrated toddler area and splash zone, fitness classes, gym (1 hour induction required), squash courts


Ulverston Leisure Centre, Priory Road, Ulverston, 01229 584110: indoor and outdoor leisure centre with a 25m swimming pool, fitness gym, Cumbria’s largest tennis centre


Play parks

Broughton-in-Furness: Wilson Park

Barrow: Barrow Park, Dock Museum Park

Fell Foot Country Park (National Trust)


Events and music

Music in Ulpha:

Coronation Hall, Ulverston:;


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