Local Area: Hawkshead and around

Hawkshead is described as the prettiest village in the Laked District.

Attractions in and around Hawkshead, and places to eat, include:

The Beatrix Potter Gallery

Beatrix Potter’s home at Hill Top which inspired so many of her stories www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hill-top

The Hawkshead Relish Company which has a shop off the main square and produces award winning relishes http://www.hawksheadrelish.com

Esthwaite Water, Lake District
Esthwaite Water

Esthwaite Water which has great fly fishing; more details and tuition are available from Esthwaite Water Trout Fishery.

Guided boat tours of Esthwaite water are available from Osprey Safari to see the lake and the ospreys who have made their home there.

Visit Grizedale Forest to mountain bike, enjoy the trails or “Go Ape” on the high wire hidden in the forest.

Hawkshead centre, Lake District
Hawkshead centre with The Honeypot (left) and King’s Arms. Credit: shutterstock.com

Places to eat include the Kings Arms Hotel and the Queens Head, both of which are pet and child friendly. The Honeypot Deli does great take away foods and has a lovely selection of deli items.

Another place to visit is Wray Castle, a mock gothic castle. Take a guided tour or just explore the extensive grounds.

Information on further attractions and facilities available in and around the village can be obtained from Hawkshead’s Tourist Information Centre which is located near the main car park on the edge of the village.

Kendal is just half an hour away by car with its two castles, historic buildings, fine restaurants and shopping arcades.

Should it be required, there is a local medical practice, Hawkshead Medical Practice based in Red Lion Yard 015394 36246. The nearest vets are in Ambleside on Church Street and in Windermere on Lake Road.

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