Carlisle's award-winning parks are ideal places to relax, get active with a game of football or tennis, or discover more about the fascinating history of the city.
Several parks are within easy walking distance of the city centre, including Rickerby Park with its links to Hadrian's Wall, and Bitts Park with its children's play areas, Japanese gardens and ornamental lawns. Others, such as Hammond's Pond and Chance's Park, are further afield.
In addition to the parks, there are many green open spaces throughout Carlisle - perfect for enjoying a leisurely stroll, a kickabout with friends or even an ice cream in the shade!
At a glance
Tarn Road, Brampton, Cumbria, CA8 1HN, Tel: 016977 3129, www.carlisle.gov.uk/talkintarn
A 65-acre lake amid 120 acres of farmland. Visitors can sail, windsurf or canoe. There is also pike fishing, a play area and tearoom. Regular events throughout the year. Log cabin available to hire for meetings.
Chance's Park was gifted to the citizens of Carlisle by the prominent Chance family in 1944. Some of the original features remain from the landscaped parkland that was laid out around Morton Manor in the late 1700's.