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  • deborah p
    6 contributions
    Amazing experience with friendly and well behaved alpacas (Howard, Billy and Alan).

    Fabulous location, grounds to walk them and paddle alpaca style on the shore of Derwent water.

    Being back in the area, we had to rebook another private walk and was just as magical as the walk last year too.

    Cafe on site is great too. Free parking when doing the alpaca walks.
    Written 19 February 2024
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  • Honest Reviewer
    Cheshire, UK351 contributions
    My husband and I, plus our 15 & 10 year old and pooch attempted catbells on Friday.
    All I can say is do your homework on this mountain and watch as much footage of others doing the scrambling parts.
    It was a wet day, and we started our climb, the walking paths where ok and manageable with loose stones and slate pieces, it's where we got to the first second and third scramble where we found this more challenging, because of the wet it made the scramble alot more difficult than dry again this isn't something I had seen on anything I had watched so was non the wiser we would even be having to scramble.
    The last hurdle up to the summit is when we turned back due to us overthinking our childrens safety as they where only in trainers, maybe in hindsight we should of just kept going as we was only 100ft away according to my map, but we didn't know if you could even get down another way, and we was already fearing coming back down, it looked vertical and the scramble up looked quite hard as people where helping one another up, we decided to turn back and head back down. I want to return and reach the summit and my children never want to hike again 😂.
    Written 17 February 2024
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  • dogWithVegan
    St Helens, UK278 contributions
    I personally feel Derwentwater to be a massively underrated lake in the Lake District. On duller days the sky can look pretty moody and fierce over the lake as you look out from Friars Crag which makes an amazing picture.
    Written 29 January 2024
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  • Gill
    Drumnadrochit, UK29 contributions
    It's beautiful, surrounded by amazing views off hills, very scenic! Well worth the trek up hill or park outside the circle, for less able folks!
    Written 16 February 2024
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  • lynn m
    Hyde, UK5 contributions
    Had an amazing time on the whisky and chocolate pairing tour yesterday. We booked it in 2020 but was cancelled due to covid but our booking was still honoured some 3 years later. We were greeted by Janice on arrival and she couldn’t do enough for us. Jamie took us on the tour which was extremely informative and the whisky and chocolate pairing was amazing. The staff are a credit to The Distillery and made a great day out for us. We ended with a lovely meal in The Bistro and some indulgent purchases in the shop followed by an offer from Janice to take us home if the bus didn’t arrive. Incredible service and a highly recommended day out!
    Written 11 February 2024
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  • pkoldiron
    Carlisle, UK17 contributions
    A wonderful rich, fun, and heart warming retelling of this classic book. Just what you need as a treat for young and old to get you into the spirit of Christmas. The reviews say it all.
    Written 29 November 2023
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  • Dave coleman
    5 contributions
    I decided to buy a keeper experience as a birthday gift for my sons 10th birthday during half-term term week.

    After filling out the paperwork we were greeted by josh who talked us through the experience, before going in with the meerkats to start.

    As soon as you sit down in the enclosure the little meerkats just see you as a new piece of furniture and happily sit on your lap while they eat..an amazing feeling to be so close to these little characters.

    For around 20 minutes we were educated on the meerkats whilst they scampered across our laps looking for more treats until we left and headed off for the tapiers.

    The tapiers are alot bigger and certainly wouldn't want them on your lap, we were given a brush to groom them with and the looks of joy on their faces as you did it was worth the experience itself ( like when you scratch your dogs favourite spot ).. again josh explained all about them and their natural habitats..

    Next was the ringtail lemurs , we went into the enclosure and sat in a little wooden cabin and waited for them to join us..it didn't take long for them to come leaping in to find their food..it was a cool day and I think they were happy to spend ten minutes with us before heading back to their warm house, beautiful little things with so much character..a privilege to be so close to them.

    As far as the experience goes, the cost includes the park entrance fee and as a treat I would recommend it to anybody..josh was so informative and passionate about he's work, smiling all the way through the time we had..thank you.

    The park itself seems to have alot of work going on at the minute,new enclosures being built in several areas.

    Hand feeding the donkeys,goats,alpacas and the two beautiful Herdwick sheep is great, then seeing (and hearing ) the larl gibbons showing off to the audience with their acrobatics ,zebras,Scottish wildcats and otters were among the highlights.

    In all this is a great place surrounded by breathtaking scenery..all the staff we met were very friendly and the cafe was great..albeit busy .

    Thank you for an amazing experience
    Written 13 February 2024
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  • Rob H
    Bradford, UK3 contributions
    Beautiful place to visit. We spent a full day exploring and visiting the cafe. The weather wasnt great but we still had a great time.
    Written 13 February 2024
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  • Matt
    Manchester, UK236 contributions
    really good way to kill an hour especially if the weather is bad. my partner had a great time. I do think it needs a bit of TLC here and there it looks exactly the same as it did 15 years ago and some of the exhibits look a bit tired.
    Written 23 February 2024
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  • LBthewitch
    Cheshire, UK5 contributions
    Small museum. Not an awful lot there but if you take the sheets given out as a quiz its brilliant. Learnt an awful lot more than I thought I would and even ended up buying a book called 'The Man Who Would Be Q' as I was fascinated.
    Great little place for a short visit if you're in the area
    Written 2 January 2024
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  • Villager
    20 contributions
    Every community needs a Hope Park! It is a beautiful place to relax, walk, play golf, practice putting, and have a delicious bite. Cannot say enough about the staff at the cafe. They are simply the BEST! Love the food, love the beverages, but mostly, love their customer focus. We wish we lived here!
    Written 19 August 2023
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  • Simon
    Washington, UK525 contributions
    This is a nice very accessible walk for all abilities with lots of trees and views of the river to enjoy. It can be very busy as it is shared use but most people are considerate.

    The replacement bridges lack the character of the original ones but do look pretty substantial, so hopefully will last a long time.
    Written 8 February 2024
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