Here at Moss Bank Country Lodges, our luxury lodges are a short drive from Ullswater – the gateway to the Lake District, making us the perfect place to unwind and explore. 

As a World Heritage Site, the Lake District National Park is a popular attraction for people around the globe. It is the largest National Park in England and known for the country’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike.

There are a number of lakes to visit including Wastwater, Ullswater, and Windermere. Towns like Ambleside, Keswick and Bowness offer the perfect day out for visitors to the area. There are also a number of places in and around the surrounding area where you can walk. Below is a list of walking trails that we recommend to those staying at Moss Bank Country Lodges:

Pennine Way
Isaacs Tea Trail
Hadrian’s Wall
The Ullswater Way
High Street
Wainwright’s Routes
Cumberland Way
Coast to Coast (cycling and walking routes)

Our team has the local knowledge and routes to help you make the most of your time here. To find out more or arrange a viewing of our luxury lodges for sale on the edge of the Lake District, please get in contact today. 


Our site is on the edge of the village Great Salkeld in the Eden Valley. It is close to the town of Penrith and situated alongside the River Eden. As a picturesque and historical location, there are plenty of things to do. Less than 400 people live here, and it can be traced back to the Middle Ages.

 In the village, you can explore a number of restaurants and bars along with the unique Norman Church. One of the places to stop is the Highland Drove Inn. A previous stop-off point for drovers, there is a lot to explore here including a nearby Dub with Great Crested Newts.

Hidden between two areas of outstanding natural beauty, the area of Eden Valley offers the perfect escape. Its attractive scenery and range of attractions can be found between the Lake District and the North Pennines. The Howgills to the south and are recognised as one of Wainwright’s favourite places. Alongside the banks of the River Eden are Lacy’s Caves, which are carved into the sandstone. Alongside this, the Settle to Carlisle railway and stations for this route can be found in Lazonby, Armathwaite, Appleby, Langwathby and Kirkby Stephen.

The market town of Penrith is also nearby and gives you access to a number of fantastic facilities. As well as having a variety of specialist shops, there are also recognised supermarkets for all the produce you need.


There are endless things to do, regardless of what you are interested in. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing break away or want to make the most of your time, our site in Penrith always offers something to do. From walking and climbing to fishing and cycling, you are spoilt for choice. Just some of the local attractions we benefit from include:

Lazonby Open Air Pool
Kirk Neuk Gallery
– Long Meg and Her Daughters Stone Circle
Little Salkeld Watermill
Broomrigg Circle
– Penrith Beacon
– Thacka Beck Nature Reserve
Rheged Centre
Brougham Castle