Welcome to the Hawkshead website.

Hawkshead. Photo courtesy of Lake District National Park Authority

Welcome to Hawkshead: a picturesque village nestled in the heart of the Lake District. Steeped in history and surrounded by stunning landscapes, it offers a tranquil escape with plenty to see and do.

Dotted with whitewashed houses, cobblestone streets, courtyards and squares, Hawkshead is packed with character and charm. Discover independent shops and eateries or immerse yourself in the area’s history – the village has connections with William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter.

In the surrounding countryside, you’ll find plenty of walking and cycling routes. From accessible paths around picturesque tarns to more challenging hiking routes; lakeshore bike rides to stunning viewpoints, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Stay a while, with accommodation options to suit all tastes, and explore this beautiful part of the Lake District. There’s something for all to enjoy.


A new leaflet detailing travelling to Hawkshead, things to see and do, plus great places to eat, drink and stay is now available.

View and download the leaflet

 A map of Hawkshead Village, showing businesses, places of interest, local amenities and information on some great walks around Hawkshead is available.

View and download the map

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