Out & About
Outside the park you will find the charming village of Allonby, once the home of the Midge fishing fleet. The village has still retained its character and you can while away a pleasant afternoon wandering down the sea front banks. Like thousands before you, you can enjoy a home made ice cream from 'Twentymans'. People come from miles around to do just that !. Then as you stroll back towards Spring Lea, you can take in the beautiful sight across the Solway Firth to the Scottish Hills.
The advantage of staying at Spring Lea is that
there are literally dozens of attractions within
a short driving distance.
For sports lovers the action starts on the door step as Allonby is well known for Windsurfing and more recently Kite Surfing.
Golf courses abound, Silloth being the most well known, nearby courses at Maryport and Aspatria.
There is a multi-million pound dock development at Maryport with the Lake District Coast aquarium as well as 'The Wave Centre' which is the towns new Exhibition, Theatre & Cinema complex
Close by you'll come across the charming Market town of Cockermouth where you can take in the Jennings Brewery tour or visit Wordsworths's birthplace.
Follow the A66 further down the road and you'll come to Keswick, the gateway to the most beautiful countryside in Britain,
The Lake District National Park.
Take a Southerly direction from Maryport and you'll find the pretty Georgian town of Whitehaven where you'll discover the award winning Beacon. This tells the story of Whitehaven's industrial and maritime heritage. Just down the road from here is Ravenglass, the start of the Ravenglass and Eskdale railway, home of the famous 'La'al Ratty which will take you from the Cumbrian coast to Englands highest hills.
Approximate distance in miles from Spring Lea :
Gretna Green 30, Housteads Roman Fort 48,
Silloth 7, Maryport 5,
Cockermouth 13, Keswick 25, Windermere 47, Whitehaven 19,
Ravenglass Miniature Railway 38, Muncaster Castle 45