Sykehouse Cottage makes a wonderful base for touring the Lakes, far enough away from the crowds but near enough to pop in for a day trip to the main tourist attractions.
Our favourite excursions are:
Tarn Hows: 13 miles / 30 mins drive. If you want to read my post about the place, click here.
Blackwell: 20 miles / 35 mins drive. If you want to read my post about the Blackwell, click here.
Grizedale Forest: 16 miles / 30 mins drive. My post about their sculpture trail is here.
Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway: 13 miles / 30 mins drive. You can find more about the La’al Ratty here.
Muncaster Castle: 12 miles / 30 mins drive. Further details can be found and a link to their website can be found here.
Around Broughton, there are two local attractions: