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Places Of Interest

See what else is on offer when visiting Wych Elm.

Wych Elm is about 10 minutes away from junction 36 of the M6 close to Milnthorpe and in Holme village. This makes it a good stopping point for visiting both the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District, with Bowness, Ambleside and Keswick all within an hour's scenic drive.

Holme itself is a pleasant village, and Wych Elm is within walking distance of the local pub, The Smithy, which serves excellent food, a Post Office, and a well stocked village store.

Here are a few places to visit:


Lancaster has a wealth of history, it boasts the 12th century John o'Gaunt's Castle, several Museums including a Maritime Museum which stands on the banks of the River Lune, and four Theatre performance venues. The Ashton Memorial stands high above the City in Williamson's Park: some 54 acres of beautiful gardens and the Edwardian Palm House, which now housing a collection of exotic plants and butterflies.

Silverdale and Arnside
Silverdale and Arnside on the Kent Estuary, stand in an area of outstanding natural beauty and are within a ten minute drive. Leighton Moss RSPB Nature Reserve and visitor centre is within the same area.

Yorkshire Dales
Wych Elm is ideally situated for the Yorkshire Dales being only 30 minutes drive from Ingleton where the walker can spend a couple of hours walking round Ingleton Falls or White Scar Caves. Other places of interest in the Dales are the market town of Hawes, Skipton, Aysgarth Falls Settle, Bolton Abbey, Bolton Castle, Malham Cove, but the natural beauty of the Dales itself maybe all that some people need. The quaint villages, some with cobbled streets, some nestling in the valleys of Dentdale, Wensleydale, and Wharfedale will take you back to a time when life was less hectic.

The market town of Kendal is known as “The auld grey town”, because of its many fine grey limestone buildings and is the principal commercial and shopping centre of the area. At the Gateway to the Lake District National Park, Kendal is situated in the valley of the river Kent and surrounded on three sides by a background of Lakeland fells and beautiful countryside.

Ambleside, one of the jewels of the Lakes, is set in the centre of the Lake District at the head of Windermere. Blessed with beautiful scenery, this bustling market town provides everything a visitor could want from the numerous shops offering wares for walkers and climbers, to the many drinking and eating establishments. Ambleside is rich with history and heritage. Originally containing a Roman fort (Fort Galava, the remains of which can be seen in Borran's Field, Waterhead), Ambleside has always been an important area of the Lake District. Buildings such as the 17th century Bridge House, described by the National Trust as “a quirky reminder of Ambleside's past”, jostle with the fascinating Armitt Museum and Library and Sir George Gilbert Scott's Early Gothic parish church of St Mary, which includes two “Children's Windows” by the Pre-Raphaelite artist, Henry Holiday.

For the Ramblers
The Lake District National Park offers a huge choice of walking options with one to suit just about everybody. Wych Elm is situated in the South lakeland area of the Ordnance Survey Maps visit for more information. Whether you prefer high mountain passes or secluded valleys; from gentle ascents and descents to scrambling on-all-fours along airy ridges with a steep drop on either side.

For Steam Train Fans
Wych Elm overlooks the West Coast Main Line, which allows panoramic views of the steam trains which periodically travel along it. Visit the UK Steam website to see the calendar of tours and engine movements along the line.

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