Hawkshead - The Heart of the Lake District

Hawkshead Village Website

Set in the magnificent Vale of Esthwaite in the heart of the English Lake District, Hawkshead is a truly historic and wonderfully picturesque village just waiting to be explored.

Take a leisurely stroll through charming cobblestone streets and discover a village that has retained its traditional character, with whitewashed houses, archways and alleyways, courtyards and squares. The architecture reflects a rich heritage, with well-preserved buildings that date back centuries. Today, there are fantastic independent shops to discover for a souvenir of your time in the Lake District.

Want to enjoy the great outdoors? Hawkshead is an ideal gateway to the breathtaking scenery of the Lake District, providing a peaceful base for those looking to connect with nature. The surrounding countryside promises many delightful walks, from gentle strolls to Wainwrights and hill climbing. There are cycling routes aplenty, as well as excellent fishing on Esthwaite Water.

History buffs will appreciate the heritage of Hawkshead, with its links to famous literary figures like William Wordsworth who went to the school in the village; and Beatrix Potter, who lived at nearby Hill Top house. The local church and historic sites add depth to the village's story, providing a glimpse into its past.

Why not stay a while? Hawkshead offers a range of accommodation options, from cozy cottages to bed and breakfasts; camping to luxury lodges. Discover the villages eateries, from cosy country pubs to cafes.

Whether you're an avid hiker, a history enthusiast, or are simply seeking a peaceful break, Hawkshead welcomes you with its understated charm and natural beauty. Explore the village at your own pace and discover the timeless appeal that has drawn visitors for generations.

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