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Hawkshead & Grizedale: Where History & Adventure Combine

Nestled in the heart of the Lake District National Park, Hawkshead and the Grizedale Valley offer a captivating blend of rich history and pulse-pounding adventure.

The Magic of Grizedale

Grizedale Valley, a haven of idyllic beauty, unveils a hidden world of adrenaline-charged activities. Grizedale Forest, a sprawling haven of ancient woodlands, beckons with never-ending trails for mountain bikers of all skill levels. Take on the challenge of traversing challenging single tracks or enjoy a leisurely cycle on family-friendly paths.

For those seeking a thrilling aerial adventure, look no further than the Go Ape course. Traverse high ropes courses, swing through the trees on Tarzan swings, and zoom down exhilarating zip lines – all under the watchful gaze of the majestic forest canopy. This exhilarating experience is perfect for families and friends alike.

Nature’s Wonderland

Venture beyond the buzz of the activity center and explore the tranquility of the forest’s hidden depths. Follow designated trails and keep your eyes peeled – you might be rewarded with a glimpse of majestic red deer gracefully roaming through the dappled sunlight. Listen closely, and the melodies of native birdsong might fill your ears.

A Journey Through Time in Hawkshead

Hawkshead village, a short distance from Grizedale, boasts a rich heritage waiting to be explored. Cobbled streets lined with charming Lakeland stone cottages transport you back in time. Browse through the quaint independent shops or savour tasty treats at one of the many cosy cafes.

Lakeside Delights

A short car journey from Hawkshead brings you to the captivating villages of Ambleside and Coniston. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere as you explore the eclectic mix of independent shops, and cafes. For a touch of serenity, head to the shores of Coniston Water. Rent a boat and soak in the breathtaking panorama of the surrounding mountains, or simply relax on the lake shore and take in the tranquility of this picture-perfect setting.


Nestled on the eastern shores of Windermere, these Near Sawrey & Far Sawrey offer a glimpse into a bygone era. Near Sawrey boasts Hill Top, the former home of the beloved children’s author Beatrix Potter. Explore the house, now a National Trust property, and delve into the world of Peter Rabbit and his friends. In Far Sawrey, take a stroll along the picturesque shores or enjoy a quintessential pub lunch.

For a taste of tranquility, visit Tarn Hows, a picture-perfect lake nestled amidst rolling hills. Embark on a gentle hike around the lake’s perimeter, taking in the breathtaking views of the Langdale Pikes mountain range and towards the Coniston fell range. This serene spot is perfect for a picnic lunch or a moment of quiet reflection surrounded by nature’s beauty.

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