Not only are the Caldbeck Fells a wonderful area to visit, it's also surprisingly easy to get to a whole host of other attractions of the Lake District and beyond.
The Lake District:
The more popular parts of the Lake District, such as Ullswater and Keswick, are only 20 minutes drive away. The Central & Southern Lakeland area including Windermere, Ambleside and Grasmere are also easily accessible from the area.
The Caldbeck area is also ideally situated for touring the Scottish Border Country where the Roman Emperor Hadrian built his famous wall to keep out the marauding Picts and Scots. Much of Hadrian's Wall and the forts can be still seen today. Also border castles and peel towers can be seen in this area.
The city of Carlisle with its Market and shops is only 13 miles away, together with its historic Castle, Cathedral and Tullie House Museum, as well as the famous Race Course.
The market town of Cockermouth - which became famous in November 2009 for the unbelievable floods - has now been revamped and completely recovered. It is only a 20 minutes drive from most locations. It has a fantastic array of shops, restaurants, cafes and other attractions such as Jennings Brewery and Wordsworth House - the childhood home of the poet William Wordsworth and now in the hands of the National Trust.
Rheged, situated near Penrith - Named after Cumbria's Celtic Kingdom, Rheged is Europe's largest grass covered building and a winner of the global "BA Tourism for Tomorrow Awards" - situated only 20 minutes away.
Eden Valley & North Pennines:
The beautiful Eden Valley & North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) are also within easy reach of Caldbeck.
The Solway Coast AONB is accessible via Wigton if you fancy some coastal landscapes and walking. The coast has an abundance of amazing natural landscapes and is renowned for its spectacular sunsets.
The villages of Caldbeck, Uldale and Ireby themselves have some fantastic imaginative local shops and businesses worth having a look at when in the area.
Hutton-in-the-Forest is an amazing Cumbrian historic house with stunning gardens and a great tea room, just off the Wigton - Penrith road B5305. Well wortha visit.
Whatever you enjoy doing, Caldbeck and the Northern Fells really are an ideal base for exploring many parts of the North West of England. So what are you waiting for...? Visit the Northern Fells today.