Local Gems close to Near Howe
A beautiful hidden valley behind Blencathra, located from Mosedale. There are a number of pools in the beck which are safe to swim in on a warm day. The best pool is below the parking area over the bridge at the end of the tarmac road.
Slideshow of the Northern Lake District from 2016
Take a photographic tour of the Northern Lakes
Enjoy the dramatic walks around the Victorian beauty spot of Aira Force waterfall.
Castlerigg Stone Circle
Castlerigg Stone Circle commands fantastic views of the surrounding fells and is a must visit, especially on a clear day.
The Rannerdale Bluebell field is just off the lakeshore at Crummock Water, the field can be found just behind Rannerdale farm, at the bottom of Rannerdale valley as the base of the fell leads up to the knott. The bluebells tend to appear in April and May, and the field of blue is a renowned local attraction.