Hill Top Farm & Barn
Penny Bridge

Links to more information


Lake District background  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_District

Weather forecast   http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/la12:/

web camera Scafell  http://www.bbc.co.uk/cumbria/webcams/scafell.shtml

The Collingwood / Altounyan and Swallows and Amazons family and the Lake District 


and Roger Altounyan (Martin's Father) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Altounyan

Hill Top http://sophieneville.net/tag/hill-top-farm/

Local information

Local good quality shops in Greenodd within a mile:- Peter rears livestock and  runs the Butcher, Baker, Lloyd  & Janet runs the Post office, pubs - The Stuart and Pauline runs the Ship (beer brewed on premises and good food) and Steve runs The Britannia ( real beer and good food)  The Porterage - good wine supplier and wine tasting  http://www.theporterage.co.uk/ 

The Barn was rebuilt recently by local Master Builder and joiner, John Bamford.  The beautiful restoration includes oak doors, windows and stair case. We fully recommend his work and his enthusiasm, ideas and skills.  http://www.builderandjoiner.co.uk/

For local Penny Bridge information http://www.pagemost.com/Penny-Bridge-cumbria#amap

National Trust   http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-findaplace/w-conistontarnhows/


Gondola web site http://www.visitcumbria.com/amb/gondola.htm

Arthur Ransome Trust http:/http://www.arthur-ransome-trust.org.uk/

Arthur Ramsome web site http://www.arthur-ransome-trust.org.uk/

Coniston Museum  http://www.ruskinmuseum.com/

Brantwood on Coniston web site http://www.brantwood.org.uk/

Coniston Bike and Boat hire http://www.conistonboatingcentre.co.uk/boathire

Go Ape in Grizedale  http://www.goape.co.uk

Bring your bikes or hire them from Grizedale bike hire 20 mins away.  Fantastic cycling routes from expert fast & rough downhills to gentle family routes http://www.grizedalemountainbikes.co.uk/ and sculpture walks in Grizedale

Bike Hire - "we will deliver to you" 07932 954530

Walking in the Lakes http://www.lakedistrictwalks.com/

'River Deep Mountain High Outdoor Activities and Adventure Sports' for families and groups in the Lake District. Choose from Canoeing, Gorge Walking, Rock Climbing, Archery, Biking  and more. Friendly instructors, high quality equipment and yummy hot chocolate!  http://www.riverdeepmountainhigh.co.uk


Sailing, canoeing and fishing 10 mins away..  Plenty of places to have picnics and launch your boats close by on Coniston or hire from Coniston or Windermere.  Explore Wild Cat island.  http://www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/conistonboatingcentre

Adventure sports including:-  rafting  http://www.yumping.co.uk/rafting/cumbria or ballooning, flying, kite surfing etc  http://www.experiencedays.co.uk/location/north-west/cumbria


Local health spa club at Whitewater 10 minutes away http://www.whitewater-hotel.co.uk/leisure-facilities

Local Pubs & Restaurants

The Ship, Greenodd, 01229 861304 less than a mile (closed on Monday), brew their own excellent Greenodd beer Stuart on 07782 655294 and now good meals weekends


The Britannia, Penny Bridge - less than a mile open Mondays - pub food 

 Royal Oak, Spark Bridge, 01229 861006 less than 2 miles new landlord 

The White Hart, Bouth, 01229 861229 less than 2 miles (good food) open 7 days

Farmers Arms, Lowick 01229 861 277 Tues pasta & Thur steaks nights 2 miles open 7 days

The Manor House, Oxen Park 01229 861345  2 miles

The Red Lion in Lowick Bridge (Steve on 01229885366) 3 miles- pub food 7 days

Simon Rogan's Michelin star L'Enclume restaurant in Cartmel 015395 36362. Only 20 mins in car- Book ahead. http://www.simonrogan.co.uk/

Crake fish & chips in Greenodd- less than a mile- N,B. closes 19.45pm