10 Reasons Why Manor House Park Offers the Best Walking Holiday in the UK

Looking for places to experience the best walking holiday in the UK? Here’s why Lyons Manor House Park in Cumbria has everything you’ll ever need for the perfect pet-friendly rambling retreat!

Forget the Alps, the Andes or the Rocky Mountains – we’re confident that our home turf here in Britain has some of the best rambling routes in the world. Snowdonia covers over 2,000 square kilometres of North Wales, and The Grampian Mountains, home to Ben Nevis, occupies almost half of Scotland’s land area. In this blog post, we’re here to tell you why the great hills of Cumbria, where Lyons Manor House Park is located, offers the best walking holiday in the UK.

Why Manor House Park offers the best walking holiday in the UK

From its location and scenery to its reputation as a homely, family-friendly park, here are ten reasons why Manor House Park is the perfect place to stay for a fantastic hiking holiday.

1. Close to the coast

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Lyons Manor House is the ideal campsite for those seeking both countryside and coastal walks. The stunning beach of Allonby is only a mile away from the park, and is easily accessible on the pleasant winding road which is only a 30-minute walk away. Being so close to the Cumbria Coastal Way is what makes this Lyons park so appealing. This famous path, spanning over 180 miles from Lancashire to Gretna, is very popular among dog owners, cyclists and ramblers throughout the year.

The beaches near Manor House aren’t just perfect for walkers, but for families seeking some rest and relaxation by the sea. The warm water temperatures in the summer make for a great splash with young families and groups of friends. In the winter, those courageous enough to brave the tides are rewarded with the exhilaration that kite surfing, windsurfing, paddleboarding or even sea angling brings!

2. Positioned by the peaks

The site’s location – and the panoramic views it brings – is what makes Lyons Manor House Park the best walking holiday in the UK. Holiday guests can enjoy views of the Solway Firth to one side and Keswick to the next, all while taking in the glorious mountain air. Some of the best walking routes easily accessible from Manor House are:

  • Catbells, Dale Head and Hindscarth – The Newlands Horseshoe
  • Knott Rigg and Ard Crags from Newlands Hause 
  • Grag Fell, Crike & Lank Rig
  • Scafell Pike from Borrowdale
  • Great End & Glaramara from Seathwaite
  •  Great Gable and Green Gable
  • Shores of Derwentwater from Keswick
  • Lanthwaite to Braithwaite

With the whole of the Lake District on your doorstep, every morning waking up at Manor House Park is the opportunity for a new adventure.

3. Family-friendly feel

Manor House Park boasts a warm and welcoming family-friendly feel, with guests of all ages enjoying our range of accommodation. The large, recently installed play area is always a hit with the kids, as is the football field adjacent to the touring park which is the best place to make friends!

4. On-site bar & restaurant

There’s nothing quite like a deserving pint and a warm homemade bite to eat after a day’s exploring the delights of Cumbria! Lyons Manor House Park’s on-site bar and restaurant means that there’s always a welcoming place to rest up – without a long trek back to your accommodation. This bar is open every day throughout the summer, offering a wide selection of comfort food and pub favourites. Its rustic and cosy feel is in keeping with the ambience of the park: homely, welcoming and family-friendly.

5. Plenty to do in the area

This particular part of the world is home to some fabulous activities that can be enjoyed all year round. For the best walking holiday in the UK, we recommend trying something additionally fun – and affordable! Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy scrambling, cycling, star gazing or even climbing among the trees at Go Ape Whinlatter. With plenty of pubs, cafes, and even ice cream shops nestled into many of Cumbria’s unique villages, there’s no doubt walkers will find a cosy place to fuel up after a glorious walk in the countryside.

6. Panoramic views

You can’t go anywhere in Cumbria without being treated to stunning views from every angle. Manor House Park boasts spectacular views, making it an ample place to enjoy the best walking holiday in the UK. Wake up in the morning, step outside, enjoy your brew and cherry-pick whichever peak you wish to climb that day. Make sure you take a walk around the park and take in the stunning views of Keswick and the Cumbrian Fells!

7. Wonderful wildlife

The park itself is nestled among the farming village of Edderside, meaning its surrounded by a variety of flora, fauna, and animals. The back of the park is adjoined to a field with roaming cattle, who spend their days grazing in front of the stunning views of the Solway Firth. Take a walk around Cumbria’s many woodlands areas, where masses of protected red squirrels live and can be spotted throughout the year. Keep your eyes on the sky to spot some native birds which include ospreys, eagles and hawfinch – and don’t forget to look out for the otters drifting in Cumbria’s many streams.

8. Local & knowledgeable staff

At Lyons Manor House Park, we’re proud of our wonderful friendly team who work tirelessly to ensure our rambling guests have the best walking holiday in the UK. Park manager Kerry was born and raised in the area, meaning she has a wealth of knowledge and recommendations to share. Our team are located in the reception area by the entrance, where the door is always open (between 9-5 pm!) and the kettle is always on. Our dedicated gardeners and groundsmen work year-round to maintain the park to its extremely high standards. You’ll even see them picking apples from the fruit trees on-park come the autumn!

9. Dogs more than welcome!

Looking for the best walking holiday in the UK? Bring the whole family along – even the four-legged members! Lyons Manor House, alongside all other Lyons Holiday Park locations in North Wales, welcome pets year-round. Enjoy the vast sweeping hills of this beautiful region with your best furry friend, or take a day trip to the nearby Derwentwater which is a must-hit with hounds. Our Cumbrian park really is a pooch’s paradise, with plenty of pretty places to roam, sniff and even sleep…

10. An array of accommodation

When we say Lyons Manor House Park has something for everyone, we really mean it. Our Cumbrian paradise is the only park in the Lyons portfolio that caters to holidaymakers, touring caravans and holiday homeowners! Why not try our range of hire fleet accommodation, with caravans that sleep up to 8 people and pet-friendly options available. Or, upgrade to our Gold range complete with central heating, double-glazing, and plenty of room for all the family. If you’re keen to get back to basics, enquire today about our touring pitch availability or if you’re searching for a hiking holiday week after week, there’s always the option of purchasing your very own dream home-from-home in the beautiful Cumbrian hills.

Call us today on 01900 88126 to find out more or click here to check availability!