If you don't feel like getting in the car (or didn't bring it), here are a few things you can do right from the door of your cottage...
- Stroll into Great Asby along the country lanes, explore the conservation area and village snapshot of life in 1911, then stop for lunch at The Three Greyhounds, before walking home. Lookout our for red squirrels and deer along the way!
- The more adventurous amongst you can take the footpath from Scalebeck, over the hills to Great Asby - and return via the lane or extend the walk from 3 to about 8 miles by heading up on to Asby Scar for some great views, along bridleways through Greythorne Farm to Drybeck and back along the lane to Scalebeck. Why not take a picnic to enjoy at the top?
- Also within easy walking distance are the picturesque Rutter Falls.
- If you prefer cycling and bring your bikes then why not try out one of these tours? The "Orton Fells" route passes through Great Asby. We will be trying them all and will let you know how we get on.
- Alternatively, why not while away a few hours in Scalebeck's gardens, watching the wildlife, reading a book, and listening to the bubbling beck that runs through the grounds. Red squirrels visit every day, as do woodpeckers and pheasants, and a plethora of garden birds. Sometimes we also see deer, rabbits, and birds of prey - a barn owl has started roosting outside The Garden Cottage at night!
- Of course if you love gardening there will always be something to do in the borders or veg plot :-)