The Local Area

Just a 15 minute walk from Shepherds Views will find you on a beautiful sandy beach where you can build sandcastles with your family or go for a romantic evening stroll to watch the sunset.

A short stroll up the lane through the farmyard will take you to Hallsenna Moor, an area of conservation and natural beauty. Choose one of the designated walks and look out for the wild deer grazing, fox cubs playing, the red squirrels and many wild birds and animals native to the moor.

Yet another short stroll finds you at Spindlecraft, a quaint craft shop, which is part of the old station house. 

The railway station serves the Barrow to Carlisle West Coast line, so you don’t even have to drive all the time.

Just a short drive brings you to Muncaster Castle and the Ravenglass & Eskdale narrow-guage railway,known locally as ’ The L’al Ratty.’  


Slightly further afield is Grasmere, Ambleside, Coniston, Hawkshead & Windermere,

which are all a short hop over the hills! Via Hardknott Pass that is.

The nearest Public House to Shepherds Views is the Victoria Hotel, which is just under a mile.  There are a number of traditional Public Houses & Restaurants in and around the area, where you can also sample some of Cumbria's finest traditional ales & good home-cooked meals using local produce.

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Shepherds Views is an ideal base camp for tacking some of the best walks in the UK.

St Bees, a short drive up the coast is the starting point for the Wainwright's Coast To Coast Walk. The route passes through 3 contrasting National Parks before reaching Robin Hoods Bay.

Great Gable and Scafell Pike lie at the heart of the Lake District. They are the most popular of the Lakeland fells and there are several routes to the summits. 

For those looking for a nice family walk either down a long sandy beach or across lowland fells we have it all.



Throughout the summer season there are many country shows held. These events are great for all the family and showcase some of the best arts, crafts, sports and animal classes you can find.

If your looking for history then checkout Muncaster Castle. Take a tour round the castle and gardens or enjoy the amazing birds of prep demonstrations.

There are also several local tea rooms offering the finest afternoon Teas, snacks, meals and Ice Creams



What better way to see the fabulous views around West Cumbria and the Lake District. There are many routes both off-road and on road around the area and up into the fells. 

Fancy a challenge then try Hard Knott Pass. This will get your heart pumping but the views at the top are well worth it.


There are many places to kayak, paddle board or sail around the west coast and on some of the local lakes and waterways.

In the village of Seascale there is a ramp to the beach which is ideal for launching sailing dinghies or fishing boats.

With are short drive you can paddle Wast Water, Ennerdale Water, Ravenglasss Estuary, Coniston Water and Windermere to name but a few.

In the town of Whitehaven there is a marina which offers berthing for larger boats and access to the sea.