Riggs Cottage is located near the north end of Bassenthwaite Lake on the lower slopes of Sale Fell and is equidistant from the market towns of Keswick and Cockermouth ( both approximately six miles ).
Keswick and Cockermouth contain a wealth of shops, pubs and restaurants and for those rainy days visit the local Keswick Spa and attractions. Theatres are situated in Keswick (Theatre on the Lake) and Cockermouth (Kirkgate Centre).
The cottage is in an ideal location for walkers and mountain bikers and is within easy reach of the northern fells and lakes including Bassenthwaite Lake, Derwentwater, Loweswater, Buttermere and Crummock Water. Visit the spectacular Scale Force waterfall which is accessible via a rocky walk from the car park at Buttermere.
There are several walks direct from the door of the cottage including an easy walking circuit of Sale Fell and a harder circuit of Ling Fell, Sale Fell and Lothwaite peaks.
For those looking for an gentle walk with refreshments on the way then there is a circular walk from the cottage to the local Distillery
Just down the road by the Pheasant Inn is the Dubwath Silver Meadow wetland nature reserve
The Pheasant Inn and Restaurant is a pleasant ½ mile walk from the cottage and is ideal for those looking for a relaxed Sunday lunch.