Moor End is a little Lakeland hamlet situated between Keswick & Penrith in the picturesque North Lakes. Very near are the small villages/hamlets of Threlkeld & Mungrisdale. It is located in a convenient spot from which to discover not just the Lake District but other parts of the North of England including the Pennines, Yorkshire Dales & Hadrian's Wall. The Scottish border is also about 45 minutes drive away.
Blencathra Cottage is in the shadow of Blencathra, one of the most spectacular mountains of England. Nearby can be seen many wild birds & animals. Red squirrels, badgers, stoats & foxes are often spotted on the lane outside.
Sharp Edge (1 hour walk to the top)
Castlerigg Stone Circle (10 minute drive)
Blencathra (outside the cottage)
Ullswater & Place Fell (10 minute drive)
Derwentwater (15 minute drive)
The Lake District is World famous for it's stunning Mountain & Lake landscape. Within easy reach of Blencathra Cottage are all of England's highest peaks including of course 'Blencathra' itself which is just outside of the cottage. Two of Britains most beautiful lakes 'Derwentwater & Ullswater' are within a few minutes drive away also.
There are 3 pubs near Moor End (including the Mill Inn, and White Horse) & each provides good menus & local ales whilst Keswick has numerous excellent eating places & pubs.
The location of Blencathra Cottage also makes it an ideal place for discovering some of the Lake District's busy market towns including Keswick (7miles) & Penrith (10 miles) which are all full of local shops/markets, food stores, climbing & outdoor clothing shops, indoor & outdoor activities, water sports, climbing walls, cinema, crafts, museums, historic monuments, local festivals, etc.