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nurture eden

Now we are part of Nurture Eden.

"Find everything you need to plan your Eden experience – from fantastic cycling, to tasty local food and fairy tale castles. Discover inspirational ideas for fun, low-impact days out, helping you to keep Eden green for the future!

Nurture Eden is helping Eden to become a leading destination for sustainable tourism, growing local tourism businesses, whilst also protecting Eden's landscape and heritage".

Realised this is what Bank House B and B is all about. see there video on my breakfast page.

Aqua Sauna

While Cumbria is known for its breath taking scenery and idyllic walks sometimes you may want to do something a little less strenuous and it is on these days that Aqua Sauna at Center Park's (10 min drive from Bank House) 5* Luxury Spa could be just what you are looking for.

Aqua Sana at Center Parcs is a World Class Spa facility located just a few short miles away. Hidden in teh forest the Aqua Sana contains 15 multi-sensory spa experiences, an outdoor heated swimming pool and hydrotherapy massage pool. Alongside the Spa there are also treatment rooms offering the very best in beauty and massage therapies.

I have visited the Spa several times and it is a beautiful and relaxing experience in a stunning setting. If you book through us when you are staying, there is a complimentary glass of wine and they assure me that they will try and fit people in even at the last minute.

Ullswater Steamers

Ullswater is our closest lake and is only a 15 minute drive away. The most beautiful lake in England and where Wordsworths Daffodils are found.

All our guests are entitled to a 10 per cent off voucher of the full line return adult, child or family fare. Just ask.


The Elecctric Cycle Centre

What is an Electric Bicycle?

Introduction to electric Bicycles.

A common misconception is that electric bikes are like mopeds.  This is certainly not the case.

An electric bike utilises an electric motor to offer a selected amount of assist.  This can be anything from a gentle to a strong amount of aid while peddling.  Basically, it’s like a normal bicycle with the addition of a battery pack and electric motor – you can recharge the battery pack at any time by plugging it into the mains.

ride e bike

The assist starts only when the pedals start turning, so it’s very much like riding a conventional bike but the motor’s there to ease the burden of pedalling making easier to go up hill or cycle into headwind and it will help you cycle further with effort than you could on a regular bicycle.

Some electric bikes let you use them in 3 modes: pedal only (llike a regular bike), pedal assisted (your pedalling but the motor’s helping you ) and motor only (you’re letting the bike do all the work),  Other bikes are limited by design to providing powered assistance only when you’re pedalling ie you can’t simply let the motor run and ride around without any effort on your part.

The benefit to people who due to health problem or perhaps just being less than you once  were is the ability to ride many miles and get gentle exercise at the same time.  For MS sufferes there is even a grant for up to £2000 if you get the backing of a doctor or physiotherapist.You can contact the Electric Cycle Centre At the address below

The Glass House Auction Mart Lane Penrith CA11 7JD,

The Elecctric Cycle Centre

Email: Shop: 01768 864775 Pete: 07593249065   Richard: 07710 121 323   Adam: 07979 911 810