Hawkshead is described as the prettiest village in the Laked District.
Attractions in and around Hawkshead, and places to eat, include:
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 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.
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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