Situated at the foot of the magnificent Blencathra lies the charming village of Threlkeld. Ideally located for both hiking and cycling you will have lots to do right from your doorstep.
Grab your rucksack and head out on one of the fantastic walks around Threlkeld and St Johns in the Vale. Whether it’s a leisurely stroll through the valley or for the intrepid hiker, why not nip up Blencathra and be rewarded with stunning views looking down to the Helvellyn range. If you are feeling brave the route up Sharp Edge with it’s sheer drops down to Scales Tarn is rewarding but certainly not for the faint hearted!
Alternatively take the popular Railway Line Trail into Keswick and take in the surrounding wildlife and heritage.
Looking for a bite to eat? The village boasts two pubs and is popular with fell walkers. The Sally is a 17th century inn with a warm contemporary feel with flagstone floors, oak beams and roaring log fires. Over the road is the Horse and Farrier where you can get an excellent pint of Jennings and a hearty Cumbrian meal.
Explore the industrial heritage in Threlkeld and visit the museum which offers fun for all the family including an underground tour of a realistic mine experience and mineral panning. Take a ride on a steam train and enjoy the stunning views of Blencathra.
Threlkeld is on the X4/5 bus service which links Penrith, Keswick, Cockermouth and Workington