Holiday cottages in Welton are perfectly located for exploring the Lake District’s Northern Fells. This tiny village is surrounded by rugged countryside, near the northern border of the Lake District National Park. It is little more than a scattering of homes and a church by the banks of the River Caldew, making it an ideal place to slow down and enjoy long walks in the countryside. Directly to the south of your holiday cottage in Welton, the Northern Fells are a dramatic mountain range, including Skiddaw, which dominates the skyline at 931 metres high. The smooth, sweeping slopes of the Northern Fells are a paradise for hiking and other outdoor pursuits, but have remained surprisingly untouched by mass tourism, and it is still possible to walk for hours without seeing another soul. The countryside around Welton was once home to a thriving mining industry, the remains of which can still be seen on the hillsides, gradually being reclaimed by nature.
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Cycling is also a popular activity in the countryside near the village, in the winding lanes of the Eden Valley, the mountain-biking trails at Whinlatter and the Lake District’s off-road fell tracks. A couple of miles south of Welton, Caldbeck is a lovely village on the banks of Cold Beck, which once powered corn mills, bobbin mills, a paper mill and a brewery. The Watermill Café is an tranquil spot for lunch or a slice of homemade cake and a pot of tea, overlooking the river. Nearby, the Oddfellows Arms is a cosy pub, serving local ales and delicious food prepared with local ingredients. Self-catering holidays in Welton are a good choice for visitors who want to explore Keswick, Carlisle and Penrith. The Southern Lakes, Southern Scotland and Hadrian’s Wall are close enough for day trips.