About the neighborhood
South Lakeland is renowned for world-class cultural events and festivals. There are many cultural venues and family attractions including beautiful parks and gardens, art galleries, museums, theatres, exhibition centres catering for all tastes.
There is also a vibrant arts scene in the Southern Lake District with plenty of opportunities for participation.
The South Lakeland includes many lakes, such as Windermere, Bowness on Windermere, Grizedale Forest, Grasmere, Hawkshead and Coniston are all within a few miles of Hawkshead and Ambleside, offering visitors varied and interesting walks too numerous to mention here together with many cycle routes.
Kendal is the nearest larger town providing all the shopping opportunities needed.
There are National Trust properties in the area, togethe...
Walks from the cottage across to Skelwith Bridge, Latterbarrow, Tarn Hows, Coniston, Wray Castle, Grizedale Forest, Ambleside. And to fells
Steam train from Lakeside to Haverthwaite
Buses run from the village to Ambleside, Kendal, Grasmere and Coniston.
Car ferry across to Bowness and Winderemere - on to Kendal and M6
Boats from Waterhead Ambleside to Wray Castle, Brockhole Visitor Centre, and Bowness.