As we get older we all need a little extra help to keep ourselves looking spectacular !
For me it’s my increasingly hairy ears, nose and eyebrows that require just that little bit more time spent in front of a magnifying mirror with the scissors and Remington nasal hair trimmer to ensure that I don’t start looking like the lovechild of Brian Blessed and Chewbacca !
Must See Destination
At 238 years old Claife Viewing Station is no different and needs a little love and attention to keep it looking as it should . The Viewing Station was once a ‘must see’ destination for the very earliest tourists to the Lake District, when their traditional ‘Grand Tour ‘ of Europe was too dangerous an undertaking due to the French Revolution .
The Station, a now ruined building, lay hidden in the woods for decades until it re-opened to the public last year after a £1/2 million pound facelift and we continue with the care by restoring the landscape around the Viewing Station itself, so that the present day experience is as close to the original as possible.
Thrilling Dramatic Wild !
This week as part of our landscaping works, we have been planting 750 heather plants with the assistance of a couple of volunteer groups. We have also removed young self sown birch trees and in the near future will be removing more cherry laurel to expose more of the bare rock faces around the Station. All of this is being done to create a more thrilling , dramatic ’wild’ experience for our visitors.
Come and see for yourselves , Claife Viewing Station is open all year round as is the Courtyard café. Located on the West shore of Lake Windermere, Far Sawrey,Ambleside, Cumbria.