Explore and Eat!
Places to visit
There’s so much to do in the locality and neighbouring villages. Nurture Lakeland, an organisation promoting sustainable tourism, has produced a series of trails for our area focusing on art and culture, outdoor activity, cycling and food - see http://www.nurtureeden.org/our-trails. Look for the ‘Askham trail’ and also Widewath Farm’s own ‘Doorstep Guide’.
Lowther Castle and Gardens - wander round the hundreds of acres of romantic gardens and pleasure grounds that have been abandoned for 60 years, now gradually coming back to life. http://www.lowthercastle.org/
Askham Hall – Take a stroll through the beautiful gardens of Askham Hall with views of the River Lowther. The Grade II listed gardens are full of stunning features, including colourful terraces, a 230ft long double herbaceous border. http://www.askhamhall.co.uk/
Stuart Broadhurst Ceramics. The Gallery is in the middle of the village and provides a wonderful space in which Stuart can produce pots (often from locally dug clay) and exhibit them alongside those of other local artists. http://www.stuartbroadhurstceramics.co.uk/
Aira Force - typical lakeland waterfall on the shores of Lake Ullswater.
Brougham Castle - 13th-century riverside castle with passages and spiral staircases to explore.
Dalemain House - home of the world famous marmalade festival.
Abbot Lodge Jersey Ice Cream Farm - The farm produces over 40 flavours of high quality homemade Jersey ice cream
Places to eat
Pubs - The Queen’s Head and Punchbowl pubs are located in Askham and the Crown and Mitre at Bampton – both approx 3 miles away from Widewath. Traditional pubs that serve good homecooked food. There are many other pub/restaurant in neighbouring villages and in Penrith.
Cafes – There’s a Kitchen Garden Café at Askham Hall - enjoy pizza made in an outdoor wood fired oven or visit the contemporary café in the original courtyard coach house at Lowther Castle.