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/

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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/

Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre - Situated in the grounds of a walled garden, surrounded by unspoilt parkland, see over 150 falcons, hawks, eagles, buzzards and owls from this country and abroad.

Aira Force -  typical lakeland waterfall on the shores of Lake Ullswater.

Shap Abbey - a lonesome abbey, relic of prosperous times past , on the coast to coast route.  Shap Abbey is managed by English Heritage.

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. 

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