Activities around Sockbridge Mill and the locality

Your hosts are both practising artists. You can see our work at: and

We will be happy to show you around our studios in the garden.

This unique location, on the banks of the River Eamont attracts a wide variety of wildlife. Depending on the time of year, you may see herons, kingfishers, woodpeckers, numerous moths, butterflies, frogs and other animals.

You can go on pleasant walks along the river, and in the nearby woods, or to our local pub, The Queen's Head, Tirril, Rheged or the Alpaca Centre for a coffee and a bit of shopping.

Penrith is a pleasant 3 miles walk from the mill, where you will find a range of facilities including a leisure centre with a climbing wall and swimming pool  etc.

We are 4 miles from Pooley Bridge on Lake Ullswater where you can take a trip on the steamer, and enjoy a range of outdoor activities: sailing, climbing, fellwalking, canoeing.

Drop-in yoga, Ayurveda consultations, and  landscape painting excursions around Lake Ullswater are just a few of the activities that can be arranged locally. We are happy to suggest tours and itineraries.

There are a number of historic houses and gardens within easy reach of Sockbridge Mill. These include Dalemain, Hutton–in–the –Forest, and the newly opened restoration project of Lowther Castle and gardens.