Every month we’re coming up with a UK destination that’s worth exploring on your motorbike. If you want to get away from the big city, then the Lake District is an ideal location. The area is filled with gorgeous scenery, from vast pools of water, to tranquil forests. There’s plenty to see and we’re listing some of the best places in the Lake District.
Hardknott Roman Fort
Take a trip back in time by visiting the Hardknott Roman Fort, which is found near the western side of Hardknott Pass. Known as Mediobogdum, the fort was built between 120 and 138 AD. It was abandoned during the Antoine advance into Scotland, but became occupied again in 200 AD. The outer wall had four gates and the inside featured two granaries and the garrison headquarters.
Wray Castle is located on the picturesque shores of Lake Windermere. It was built in 1840 by a retired surgeon called James Dawson. Over the years, the castle has been used for a variety of purposes, such as a youth hostel and training college. Today, the castle is open to the public and can be explored. The grounds are spectacular, featuring different trees like redwoods and weeping lime.
Walking With Wolves Experience
Animal lovers have the opportunity to take part in the Walking With Wolves experience in Ayside. The experience involves walking with a wolf pack through the countryside and learning about their social hierarchy.
The Lake District is renowned for its scenery and one of the most beautiful places to visit is Blea Tarn. Set against the backdrop of Langdale Pikes, the area is filled with woodland. It offers some of the best photo opportunities in the Lake District.
Grizedale Forest is a great place to explore and can be found to the south of Hawkshead. In addition to an assault course, the forest features around 90 sculptures. Many of the sculptures are made from stone and wood, with plastic ones being added more recently. The highest point within the forest is the 314 metre high Carron Crag, which offers an incredible view of the landscape.
History fans will enjoy themselves in Bowness-on-Solway because of its ties to Ancient Rome. Maia, a Roman fort, guarded the entrance to Solway and the western end of Hadrian’s Wall can be found there.