Ramstead Holiday Chalets
Outgate, Cumbria, England, UK
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|Ramstead Holiday Chalets|
Ramsteads is a quiet woodland setting for seven simple but comfortable timber chalets which are all different. It is a small family owned and run 26-acre estate in the heart of the Lake District, tucked away off the beaten track yet surrounded by some of the best loved countryside in Lakeland and within easy reach of many places of interest. The estate is a mature natural mixed woodland with areas of rough grassland and wetland. It is home to a variety of wildlife with a diversity of habitats. The chalets are situated on the western edge of the woodland and are equipped with all necessities for a self-catering holiday. Ramsteads suits those who wish simply to relax in its quiet surroundings or who want to use it as a base for photography, painting, walking, cycling, climbing, sailing or other outdoor activities.
Short breaks are available.
Each chalet can sleep up to 6 people.
Things You Should Know
Take your kids on a Nature Hunt. Fowlmere, an RSPB nature reserve 10 miles from Cambridge, has a 2-mile circular walk which takes a leisurely hour or so, depending on how long you loiter in the hides with your binoculars. Over the years I’ve seen many exciting birds and animals here – kingfishers, barn owls, otters and muntjac deer.
Fowlmere has limited facilities - no visitor centre or shops. It does have a slot ‘machine’ near the entrance where you can roll your donations into a blue and white striped dome: the coins spiral down, faster and faster, in ever-decreasing circles, until they disappear with a plink down the funnel. It is strangely hypnotic.
The county of Cumbria is formed from the older counties of Cumberland, Westmorland, and parts of North Lancashire, and North Yorkshire. It contains The Lake District National Park, the largest national park in Britain, established in 1951 and covering 2,292 sq km (885 sq mi). It is an area of glaciated mountains – including Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England at 978 m (3,209 ft).
It also contains a small part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
The northern ranges of the Lake District consist of Ordovician slate, about 500 million years old; the central ranges of younger volcanic rock; and a southern range of limestone and other Silurian rock about 440 million years old. These highlands are dissected by U-shaped valleys, known as dales, containing the lakes, some of which are artificial and all but one of which do not have the word “lake” in their names, being known instead as “meres” (Windermere, Grasmere, Thirlmere) or “waters” (Ullswater, Wastwater, Coniston Water); the exception is Bassenthwaite Lake. The animal life of the Lake District includes three unique species of fish: the schelly, the vendace, and the char; and a number of golden eagles.