Adventure Leisure Vehicles is based in Tebay, Cumbria, just off Junction 38 of the M6, within the historic borders of Westmorland. It lies in the upper Lune Valley, at the head of the Lune Gorge, South of the notoriously exposed Shap Summit. Like its predecessor, the main railway line, it uses the upper reaches of the River Lune to pass through the fells.
The village is surrounded by the beautiful Howgill Fells – a series of magnificent open hills, most of them common land, providing some of the most spectacular scenery in the North of England for the dedicated hill walker.
The importance of Tebay grew from the coming of the Turnpike in 1760 when the village was a staging post. With the coming of the Lancaster to Carlisle railway in 1846, it became an important railway junction with the LNER to Darlington. Tebay became a substantial village of more than a thousand people, with a station, engine sheds and marshalling yards, and the home base of steam engines that supplied the extra power needed to climb to Shap summit. This all died with the ‘Beeching axe’ in 1968.
During the Roman occupation a Roman road followed the course of the River Lune linking the Roman fort at Low Borrowbridge near Tebay with one at Over Burrow south of Kirkby Lonsdale. Another road, recently discovered using LIDAR, linked the fort at Low Borrowbridge with the fort to the north at Kirkby Thore, and thence to Whitley Castle and then Carvoran on Hadrian's Wall.
Local Businesses near Adventure Leisure Vehicles
Primrose Cottage Bed & Breakfast
Literally just across the road from Adventure Leisure Vehicles is a wonderful 4 star self assessed and Cumbria Tourism quality assessed bed & breakfast. Primrose Cottage is ideally positioned for access to the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, Howgill hills and the Durham dales.
A small, family run B&B, Primrose Cottage has 3 luxurious rooms. A lovely, light twin room and 2 large double rooms, one with a king size bed and both with seating areas. All rooms are well equipped and have quality soft furnishings and bed linen. All rooms are non-smoking.
Each room has a flat screen TV with freeview, radio alarm, hospitality tray, toiletries, cosy towels and free wi-fi.
Guests are free to use the lovely garden area to relax and unwind, and perhaps enjoy a cool drink on warmer days.
There is ample off road parking for guests, and transport can be arranged if needed and on request.
The Cross Keys Inn
Cross Keys Inn - Tebay is a 16th century coaching Inn set in the beautiful Lune Valley, only minutes away from junction 38 from the M6, making it an ideal base to explore The Lakes, the Yorkshire Dales, or simply relax and enjoy a few days away, to rest, sit by the open log fires, have good food, enjoy a selection of award winning cask ales and enjoy the walks among the Howgill fells, where one can appreciate some of the most beautiful scenery of the country.
The George Hotel
The George is a traditional Inn set in the picturesque village of Orton, on the border of the Howgills and the Eden Valley. As a family run business, you will always find a very warm welcome at any time of the year. In the summer you can enjoy freshly prepared meals and a quiet drink while relaxing in their terraced beer garden. In the winter you can draw up in front of their cosy roaring log fire.
Junction 38 Services
Located just off the M6 at Junction 38, J.38 Services was created specifically for truckers and coach drivers travelling either on the M6 or to and from the North East on the A685. J.38 Services has been built with long distance professional drivers in mind and is open to the general public. Serving hot & cold food, tea, coffee and cake, they also have a bar, shop and 24hr filling station.
Kennedys Fine Chocolates
Kennedys Fine Chocolates is a small family handmade chocolate making company based in the village of Orton, midway between Kendal and Penrith, in Cumbria. They have been making luxury chocolates here since 1991 using the best quality chocolate and ingredients. They produce more than 100 chocolate varieties - an unrivaled range from which to choose your own special selections!
If you can make the journey, their Orton Chocolate Factory and Coffee House is only 2 miles from the M6 Motorway (Junction 38 - Tebay).
Orton Scar Cafe
A cosy little cafe in the small village of Orton, selling scrumptious homemade cakes. They also serve appetising snacks and meals plus a good hearty breakfast.
Unit 1 Silver, Orton Rd, Penrith CA10 3RQ
Shap Chippy is located in the heart of Shap on the A6 ( just two minutes from Jct 39 of the M6).
The UKs 2nd Best Fish and Chip Shop 2020! According to the National Fish and Chip Awards (the Oscars of the Fish and Chip Industry)
They recommend booking ahead for a table in their modern, warm and welcoming restaurant area to make sure you can experience their excellent customer service delivered during table service.
The Black Swan
The Black Swan Hotel is situated in the beautiful conservation village of Ravenstonedale, in the Eden Valley below the Howgill Fells. They are in an ideal position for exploring the Cumbrian Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and Co. Durham. Alternatively guests can enjoy a warm and welcoming stop whilst travelling through the area.