"He glanced wistfully along the road towards the hills, and then set of walking."
Beatrix Potter 1913 The Tale of Pigling Bland
Hill Top Beatrix Potter's House
Hill Top was Beatrix Potter's 17th century farm house. Located 150 yards away, her house is a time capsule of her life. The garden continues to be tended and grown as Beatrix had it. See if you can spot Peter Rabbit and his blue coat when visiting.
Grizedale Forest and Visitor Centre
Located 3 miles away, Grizedale at a glance has;
Sculpture in the forest
10 walking trails
9 cycle trails
Moss Eccles and Wiseen Tarns
Moss Eccles tarn is a 20 minute walk up the lane (turn left at the drive gateway) a picturesque body of water. A further 15 minutes past this first tarn you will find Wiseen Tarn (pictured). Overlooking the Langdales, the view is breath taking.
Please ask us for directions when you arrive if you are unsure
Hawkshead Village & Wordsworth's School
The village of Hawkshead which belonged to Furness abbey until the 12Th century. Has plenty of shops, pubs and cafes, but is also where William Wordsworth went to school. Walking around the village you can find lots of higgledy-piggledy houses, arches and plenty of character.
Brantwood, Coniston The Home Of John Ruskin
Brantwood the home of John Ruskin, writer, artist and social reformer. Brantwood is a beautiful place, with stunning paintings and furniture, but it is so much more then just a building. It has stunning gardens, and views looking out over Coniston water and then on to Coniston and then to Coniston old man. Brantwood's team continue to bring inspiration through exhibitions, concerts, courses and special events.
Wray Castle, A Neo- Gothic Castle
A Gothic revival castle sitting on the shores of Windermere. The castle boasts turrets and towers, whilst being set in beautiful informal grounds. Owned by the National Trust it has only been the recent years that it has been opened to the public, with plenty of activities for all the family. You can even arrive in style by boat.