We are located at the foot of the Helvellyn range with Great Dodd and Blencathra in close proximity. You can start walking in the hills from the back doorstep of Fornside Farm cottages. The mountains directly behind the farm and the valley with all its animals and meandering river in front keep you captivated for hours, truly beautiful.
We have created a private farm trail, exclusively for the use of our cottage guests, to help you enjoy the woods, fields, streams, wildlife and fantastic views. The valley remains a stronghold of the Red Squirrel and they regularly come and feed close to the cottages. Read about our favourite walks directly from Fornside Farm here. If you want to go a little further afield, Keswick Tourism’s has a good series of recommended family walks around Keswick.
SAFETY ON THE FELLS
Before heading out onto the fells we strongly advise that you fully prepare for unpredictable weather, and difficult terrain. See Keswick Tourism’s Stay Safe on the Fells guide.