Activities at Coombs Wood

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Activities at Coombs Wood

A walker walking through the forest in the autumn. The walker is looking up at the trees around them.
Walking at Coombs Wood

Nearby forests

Bright green grass field in front of dusty orange tree tops

Just south of Carlisle, High Stand provides a picturesque setting for your next outdoor adventure. Take a circular walk around pleasant fishing ponds and follow the networks of public footpaths to extend your day out.

Dodd Wood from Bassenthwaite Lake

Dodd Wood is a fantastic place to get some stunning views of the northern Lake District. The network of walking trails will take you deep into the woodland and walk to the top of Dodd Summit for views across the fells.

You may also see red squirrels in the wood throughout the year.

Beech trees

It is enjoyed by walkers, runners, horse riders, schools and nature enthusiasts.

Please note: there is a network of unofficial mountain bike trails at Setmurthy that Forestry England does not endorse.

A dog walking along a trail with two adults behind - one walking and one using an off-road mobility scooter

Whinlatter is home to stunning views, fantastic walks, exhilarating mountain biking, rare wildlife and adventure play.

Set within the Lake District, a World Heritage Site, Whinlatter has unrivalled views across Bassenthwaite Lake, Derwentwater and Keswick. It is also home to the longest purpose-built mountain bike trails in the Lake District. 

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