Acorn Bank Walk
This walk takes you through the National Trust owned Acorn Bank Gardens and into the surrounding countryside to the village of Culgaith in the Eden District of Cumbria.
Acorn Bank has stunning gardens with orchards carpeted with wildflowers and surrounded by herbaceous borders. You can also visit the restored 19th century watermill and enjoy a stroll along Crowdundle Beck.
The site is located close to Penrith in Cumbria. You can extend your walk by picking up the waterside footpath along the River Eden and heading south towards Temple Sowerby. Also nearby is Whinfell Forest and Cliburn Moss Nature Reserve. The forest and reserve are located just a couple of miles away and provide a good opportunity to extend your walking in the Eden District.
Acorn Bank PostcodeCA10 1SP - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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Acorn Bank Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Acorn Bank Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Acorn Bank OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Acorn Bank Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Acorn Bank Pubs/Cafes
There's a lovely tea room on site which sells a good range of meals and snacks. There's a nice courtyard where you can sit out on warmer days too.
Acorn Bank Dog Walking
There's some nice woodland trails at the site which are ideal for a dog walk. You are advised to keep them on leads though. The woodland trails in the nearby Whingfell Forest are also nice for dogs. The NT tea room mentioned above is also dog friendly in the courtyard.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Just to the south east there's some nice trails in Dufton Ghyll Wood and a more strenuous climb to Dufton Pike. The pike commands fine views over the surrounding area.
Just to the west is Lowther Castle where there's 130 acres of gardens and castle terraces. Next to it is also Askham Hall with its colourful terraces and 230ft long double herbaceous border.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Lake District Walks page.