Follow in the footsteps of Beatrix Potter

Two Bad Mice book at Hill Top, near Sawrey, Cumbria

Visit the home of Beatrix Potter at Hill Top, the beloved farm house and garden which inspired her iconic stories.

Complete your day with a visit to the Beatrix Potter Gallery in Hawkshead.  The house and Gallery temporarily close during November, December and January but the beautiful gift shops are perfect for mementoes and presents.

Continue your outdoor fun and photo opportunities at Claife Viewing Station, an atmospheric ruin on the west shore of Windermere. The viewing platform gives panoramic lake views through coloured panels and the café boasts yummy food.

From Claife Viewing Station, walk (or take the ferry) along the lakeshore to Wray Castle, which boasts fantastic views of the islands and distant fells.