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- 6 cottages , 4 static caravans , 1 wooden lodge
- 5 mature lakes on a 30 acre site, all types of wildlife
- Contact Carol and Mal via phone or email.
Lonsdale Park offer memorable fishing holidays with luxury accommodation, we have endeavoured to recreate the golden days of angling. As our guest you will have the opportunity to fish on five private lakes in over 40 acres of unspoiled country estate.
Our lakes are home to many different species and each lake has its own unique character, making us a great all round coarse fishing venue. The flat nature of the grounds, combined with our excellent paths makes access easy for all.
We're located near to Carlisle, on the doorstep of the Lake District and famous Hadrian's Wall Country.
Fishing is free on all five lakes, and the entire estate is exclusive to guests April to October. A limited number of day fisherman are permitted November to March. Our aim is to ensure our lakes are never crowded, some days you may even have one all to yourself!
All of our accommodation has its own private fishing pegs, most of which are only a pole's length away from the back door!
Lonsdale Park is the site of the old Lonsdale Brick and Tile Works, which was owned by the Lonsdale Family. Many parts of the site date back to 1869.
The site is set over flat ground, and features excellent paths throughout, something which is often remarked on by our guests is how easy it is to access our waters, no uphill hikes here!
The ponds are old clay pits, so often have a rich colour - especially when the fish are feeding!
Some under water features are remnants of the ponds industrial heritage, and are marked on our site map.
Lonsdale Park is also a SSSI, which is a site of special scientific interest, designated by Natural England. This accolade is a result of the careful conservation work which has encouraged and preserved a wide variety of wildlife, with many rare birds and orchids found on-site
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Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Commercial vehicles allowed
No dogs allowed
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
- Coach stations
Carlisle Bus Station — 4.7 miles
4.7 miles Brampton (Cumbria): Market Place Bus Stop — 7.1 miles
7.1 miles Longtown (Cumbria) Graham Arms Coach Stop — 11.8 miles
- Train stations
Wetheral Rail Station — 1.9 miles
1.9 miles Armathwaite Rail Station — 4.1 miles
4.1 miles Carlisle Rail Station — 4.6 miles
- Ferry ports
Pooley Bridge Ullswater Ferry Landing — 17.1 miles
17.1 miles Howtown Ullswater Ferry Landing — 19.8 miles
19.8 miles Keswick Ferry Landing — 21.9 miles
Newcastle International Airport — 46.5 miles
Not far from junction 42 m6
Our nearest city is the Historic Border City of Carlisle, which is 6 miles away, and home to the Lanes shopping centre.
Our nearest supermarket is a large Tesco which is a straightforward drive 5.5 miles away on the outskirts of Carlisle.
The nearest railway station is at Wetheral which is 3 miles away, the main railway station is at Carlisle.
Our nearest English Heritage Site is the Wetheral Priory Gatehouse which can be found along a lovely looping walk from the park along the River Eden.
New Mills Trout Farm
Found close by Brampton, New Mills Trout Farm is a great opportunity to fit in a spot of fly fishing whilst your with us, or to have a go. The staff are incredibly friendly and helpful (Emma is learning to fly fish with them), and the site is home to 2 pools. One is a bait pond, ideal for kids to catch their first trout, the larger is reserved for fly and is home to Rainbows 2lbs - 18lbs, and Brownies up-to 16lbs. For more details including tariffs please refer to their website. www.newmillstroutfarm.net
Just outside the city centre, Carlisle’s impressive castle is an English Heritage site open to the public. Over nine centuries old the castle was originally an impressive Roman Fortification, and later as a castle was a site of imprisonment for Mary Queen of Scots, and saw action during the English Civil War, and Jacobite Risings. Guided tours of the castle are available with several events throughout the year - we recommend a visit! http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/carlisle-castle/
Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery
Carlisle’s Museum is a great way to spend an afternoon or a day and has always been popular with our family. Kids entry is only 50p too. Collections include Middle and New Stone Age, Bronze Age, The Roman Carlisle and Hadrian’s Wall (a highlight), New Medieval Carlisle, Later Medieval to Tudor, and Carlisle’s Local History. Nature collections includes a display of wildlife from the Lakeland and Peninne Fells to the Solway firth as well as botany, geology, invertebrate, and vertebrate collections. The museum is also home to Carlisle Natural History Society. http://www.tulliehouse.co.uk/
The Carlisle to Settle Railway line
The most scenic railway in Britain runs along one border of the Park, and guests can ride the line from the nearby station at Armathwaite (which is 5 miles away) or from Carlisle station.
Other Places of Interest
The Animal’s Refuge centre and charity - is less than half a mile along a footpath from the site.
The park is less than 5 miles from Warwick Bridge and the Hadrian’s Way Cycle Route.
Carlisle Racecourse, for flat and jump racing is 5 miles from the park.
Carlisle Golf Club, is 5 miles from the park.
Brampton Golf Club is 9 miles from the park.
Eden Golf Course is 6 miles from the park.
The Rheged Centre - Home to 10 shops, 3 cafes, indoor soft play, outdoor play area and a create pottery painting workshop, the Rheged centre also offers a variety of films and documentary’s on its 3d cinema screen and interesting exhibitions can always be found in the gallery. The centre’s contents and displays reflects its location, at the north of the lakes. It’s just one junction south of the park on the M6, 20 minutes away.
Other historical museums close by include Beamish the open air museum and the Solway Aviation Museum
A bit further afield but well within driving distance are the Scottish Borders and the famous Gretna Green.
- Carlisle Castle (5.1 miles)
- Birdoswald Roman Fort (13.0 miles)
- World Famous Old Blacksmith's Shop Centre (13.6 miles)
- Acorn Bank Garden and Watermill (17.2 miles)
- Allen Banks and Staward Gorge (21.5 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.