- A Tour of Historical Hawkshead
Hawkshead Grammar School
The museum in the Old Grammar School building in the village of Hawkshead, Cumbria, houses a unique collection of historic artifacts relating to the ancient School, some of which date back to the sixteenth century. All visitors are welcome, including individuals and tour operators, and details maybe obtained by contacting the caretaker, Mr David Warren.
Tel: 015394 36735
Web Site: www.hawksheadgrammar.org.uk/index.html
- A view of the Lake District 2009
Digital Pictures of the English Lake District
Daily images of the Lake District courtesy of Mr Tony Richards.
Web Site: www.lakelandcam.co.uk/
- Angling / Fishing Sites of Interest
Compost and Worms direct to your Door
Worms for fishing and worms for composting is our business. If you are an angler, gardener, worm composter and interested in composting your own waste, then this is the site for you. The composting and fishing worms are also useful as feed for reptiles, fish, birds or amphibians. We offer the freshest worms, Dendrobaena, Reds, Eisenia Hortensis and Earthworms (Lob worms) to suit your requirements. All worms are reared on our Cumbrian site and fed on composted organic matter. This process produces healthy vigorous worms and top quality worm castings to produce rich gardening products such as top soil, mulches, composts and fertilisers.
Tel: 07843 277 920
Fax: 01829 749 276
Web Site: www.vermisell.co.uk/index.htm
Handmade Custom Fishing Lures
Fowlzy handmade custom fishing lures are designed so that as much as possible they "fish themselves". All lures are individually hand crafted from hardwood with stainless steel hook hangers, individually hand painted to order, finished using a clear epoxy coating for a durable hard wearing finish.
Web Site: www.fowlzyfishinglures.co.uk
Welcome to esthwaiteflies.co.uk. the website that offers quality fishing flies at good prices. All flies are tied in the English Lake District with a special something that the local trout love, especially on Esthwaite Water.
Also if there is a fly that you can't find on the website, then please email and I'll sort it out
Web Site: www.esthwaiteflies.co.uk/
Fishing in the UK
Fishing in the UK is a resources and directory site for sport fishing and angling in the UK - England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. Salmon, trout, ferox trout, sea trout, pike, perch, cod, pollack, carp, bass, shark fishing.
Web Site: www.fishinginuk.co.uk/index.htm
- Central Lake District B&B Guest Houses.
Central Lake District B&B Guest Houses, iknow-lakedistrict.co.uk
Central Lake District B&B Guest Houses, iknow-lakedistrict.co.uk
Web Site: www.iknow-lakedistrict.co.uk/central_lake_district/cntr_lake_district/all_prices/guest_houses/all_sp
- Guided Walks in the Lake District
The Lake District Walker
Welcome to TheLakeDistrictWalker our company is based in Cockermouth, near Keswick, in the north western Lake District, Cumbria. We offer a range of guided walks and tailor made days out on the Lakeland Fells to suit all abilities, with one of our qualified mountain guides, whether it be a days hiking or a more adventurous mountaineering experience.
Our instructors carry out a regular and varied programme of of popular fell walking routes including Wordsworth's Grasmere, Scafell Pike, Helvellyn via Striding Edge and Haystacks, a favourite of Wainwright.
Web Site: www.thelakedistrictwalker.co.uk
- Historic Lakeland Halls, Castles, Museums & Houses
HUTTON-IN-THE-FOREST is a beautiful historic house on the north eastern edge of the Lake District. It is the home of Lord and Lady Inglewood and their children and has belonged to the family since 1605.
The house was originally a medieval stronghold and the
Pele Tower still survives. Succeeding generations have altered and added to the house and both the outside and the inside show a wide range of architectural and decorative styles from the 17th century to the present day
Web Site: www.hutton-in-the-forest.co.uk
Brantwood - Coniston, Cumbria, Lake District, UK.
Brantwood is the most beautifully situated house in the Lake District.
It enjoys the finest lake and mountain views in England and there is no other house in the district with such a diversity of cultural associations
The home of John Ruskin from 1872 until his death in 1900, Brantwood became an intellectual powerhouse and one of the greatest literary and artistic centres in Europe.Today, Brantwood still retains that special feeling which has given inspiration to so many, and Ruskin's thinking still has the keenest relevance.
The house is filled with Ruskin's drawings and watercolours, together with much of his original furniture, books and personal items.Brantwood has 250 acres of wonderful woodland gardens, lakeshore meadows and moorland hilltop.
It contains all that is best in Lakeland environments with everything from rocky crags to cascading streams and wall-enclosed pastures.The gardens cover more than 30 acres below and above the house, from the famous Harbour Walk to the Professor's Garden where Ruskin experimented with native flowers and fruit.
A well-marked nature trail winds and twists through the estate and there are paths and walks suitable for all ages.
Tel: 015394 41396
Fax: 015394 41263
Web Site: www.brantwood.org.uk/
Kendal is situated on the edge of the English Lake District and is home to one of the country's oldest museums. Founded in 1796, Kendal Museum's fascinating collections include local Archaeology, History, Geology and a Natural History collection from around the globe.
Kendal Museum also has a changing programme of temporary exhibitions, events and regular afternoon lectures.
Tel: +44 (0) 1539 721374
Fax: +44 (0) 1539 737976
Web Site: www.kendalmuseum.org.uk
Holker Hall, Gardens & Lakeland Motor Museum.
Welcome to our Website for Holker Hall, the home of Lord and Lady Cavendish and their family,
situated near the historic village of Cartmel and the beautiful seaside settlement of
Grange-over-Sands in South Lakeland, Cumbria.
Described as 'three superb attractions within one glorious setting' a day at Holker combines a visit to the magnificent Hall which displays grand architecture and furnishings with a most relaxed lived-in feel; a walk of discovery and inspiration in the spectacular national award winning gardens; and the opportunity to visit the Lakeland Motor Museum, Cumbria Tourist Board's Attraction of the Year 2000. This amazing exhibition houses a fascinating and extensive collection of motor transport and motoring memorabilia, and has the only extensive national display dedicated to Donald Campbell's world record breaking attempts.
Tel: 015395 58328
Fax: 015395 58838
Web Site: www.holker-hall.co.uk
The Cars of The Stars Museum, Keswick.
The World famous museum of vehicles from film and television.
Tel: 017687 73757
Fax: 017687 72090
Web Site: carsofthestars.com/
Beatrix Potter Gallery, Main St, Hawkshead.
An annually changing exhibition of original sketches and watercolours painted by Beatrix Potter for her children's stories. This 17th-century building, which became known as Tabitha Twitchit?s shop, was once the office of her husband, William Heelis. The interior remains substantially unaltered since his day, giving an interesting insight into a Victorian law office.
Tel: 015394 36355
Levens Hall & Topiary Gardens
The first dwelling at Levens dates from circa 1350, and was built by the de Redman family as defence against the Scottish raiders of the time.
The Topiary Gardens at Levens are world-famous in their own right, and are a must for any visitor to the English Lake District.
Tel: +44 (0)15395 60321
Fax: +44 (0)15395 60669
Web Site: www.levenshall.co.uk/
Dalemain Historic House & Gardens, Penrith.
The history of the hall from it's origins as a pele tower remains uncharted until the property was bought by the steward of Lady Anne Clifford, Sir Edward Hasell, in 1680. Many generations later, the Hasell family still live here today.Inside there are a vast amount of rooms to view, for example, the Chinese Room with it's original 18th century hand-painted Chinese wallpaper. The Tudor part of the house consists of a network of winding passageways and staircases, and the Fretwork Room, which is oak panelled and has a 16th century plaster ceiling. The medieval hall, called the Manor Hall dates back to 1400 and is now a tearoom and licensed restaurant.
Tel: 017684 86450.
Web Site: www.dalemain.com
Explore the historic haunted castle.
Thrill to wildlife on the wing at the World Owl Centre.
Discover thousands of exotic plants in the Himalayan Gardens.
Experience the dangers of meadowland in the MeadowVole Maze.
Tel: 01229 717 614
Web Site: www.muncastercastle.co.uk
The Cumberland Pencil Museum, Keswick.
At the Cumberland Pencil Museum you can journey through the history of pencils and pencil making.
Tel: +44 (0)17687 73626
Web Site: www.pencils.co.uk/
Mirehouse Historic House & Gardens
A remarkable historic house and gardens facing Bassenthwaite Lake, with Dodd Wood and Skiddaw at the rear. The gardens contain four wooded adventure playgrounds, varied sheltered gardens to amble around, and lakeside walks through woods and parks. Being a private house, opening times to the House are restricted to Sunday and Wednesday afternoon 2pm - 4.30pm only, the grounds and tea-room being open daily. The House has been in the Spedding family for over 300 years, and contains a wide range of literary and artistic connections, including portraits and manuscripts of three poet laureates - Southey, Wordsworth and Tennyson - all friends of the Speddings in the last century. Relax and enjoy live classical music in a warm and friendly atmosphere.
Tel: +44 (0)17687 72287
Web Site: www.mirehouse.com
- Lake District Images and Walks.
Free Desktop Images of England's Lake District.
"Free desktop wallpaper photographs of the Lake District; a new image added
every other day".
Web Site: www.lakedistrictdesktops.com
Lake District Images and Walks.
Within this comprehensive site you will find 'Area Guides, classic walks with animated maps, videos, scrolling panoramas, articles on people places, wildlife and heritage.' It also includes useful web links, a Lake District and Cumbria calendar, the top 100 attractions, scrolling satellite based maps etc.
Web Site: www.virtual-lakes.co.uk
- Lake District Walks and Walking Holidays UK
Lake District Walks and Walking Holidays UK
Walking, walks, walk routes and holidays in the Lake District UK
Web Site: www.walksandpeaks.bedsearcher.co.uk/index.cfm?fus
- Local Attractions & Exhibitions.
The Lake District National Park Visitor Centre at Brockhole.
The Lake District Visitor Centre at Brockhole has everything you need for a full day out in the Lake District whatever the weather. As well as discovering our exciting exhibitions, you can enjoy our beautiful lakeside setting and superb views, explore our award winning gardens, parkland and woods, take a lake cruise from our jetty in high season, or join in the programme of special events and guided walks. Younger visitors can have fun on the exciting adventure playground.
Tel: 015394 46601
Fax: 015394 45555
Web Site: www.lake-district.gov.uk/
Windermere Lake Cruises
The best way to enjoy scenery is from the lake itself on one of Windermere Lake Cruises Vessels.
Windermere Lake Cruises also operate a fleet of traditional and modern motor launches. Vessels provide a regular timetabled service, between Ambleside, Bowness and Lakeside and operate a summer shuttle to the Lake District Visitor Centre (Brockhole), Ferry House, Wray Castle and Fell Foot Country Park.
Steamers and Launches sail daily throughout the year in warmth and comfort.
Tel: 015394 43360
Fax: 015394 40341
Web Site: www.windermere-lakecruises.co.uk
Aquarium of the Lakes, Lakeside.
The award-winning Aquarium of the Lakes takes you on a journey to discover the fascinating array of life found in and around the Lakes.
Tel: 01539 530153
Fax: 01539 530152
Web Site: www.aquariumofthelakes.co.uk
Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway
The railway was originally built as a branch line of the Furness Railway in 1869, to establish a tourist link with the lake steamers on Windermere. That popular - and unique - feature of our railway is still maintained.
Hard working steam locomotives haul the trains on this steeply graded railway. Comfortable coaching stock ensures that passengers have a pleasant and leisurely journey through contrasting lake and river scenes of the Leven Valley.
Our passengers can choose either a return journey on the train only, or for an unbeatable day out, this can be combined with the lake cruise, a visit to the Aquarium of the lakes, or a visit to the World of Beatrix Potter in Bowness. Depending on the time available, the choice is yours.
Tel: 015395 - 31594
Web Site: ukhrail.uel.ac.uk/lhr.html
Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway
The most beautiful train journey in England. Situated in the English Lake District this 15" Narrow Gauge Railway carries passengers from the old Roman Port of Ravenglass seven miles along the Eskdale Valley to Eskdale ( Dalegarth ) with a journey time of 40 minutes from Ravenglass to Eskdale. Trains are hauled by either steam or diesel engines.
Tel: +44 (0)1229 717171
Fax: +44 (0)1229 717011
Web Site: www.ravenglass-railway.co.uk
South Lakes Wild Animal Park, Dalton, Nr Ulverston.
There is a whole world to discover with sight and sound at South Lakes Wild Animal Park.
A world recognised centre for conservation, breeding and education.
Tel: 01229 466086 ext.220
Fax: 01229 461310
Web Site: www.wildanimalpark.co.uk
The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, Bowness-on-Windermere.
In an indoor re-creation
of the Lakeland countryside, complete
with sights, sounds and even smells, discover
Peter Rabbit eating radishes in Mr. McGregor's
garden; see Jemima Puddle-duck amongst the foxgloves;
and Mrs. Tiggy-winkle, the washerwoman, bustling
about in her kitchen - the Lakeland tales of
Beatrix Potter brought lovingly to life.
You can also learn more about the untold story of Beatrix Potter's
life, in the Hidden Beatrix Potter presentation and video wall. An unforgettable experience for young and old alike.
Tel: +44 (0)15394 88444
Fax: +44(0)15394 40870
Web Site: www.hop-skip-jump.com
Rheged Visitor and Exhibition Centre, Nr Penrith.
Rheged is Europe's largest Grass covered building and a winner of the global "BA Tourism for Tomorrow Awards". Award winning films are shown at the IMAX cinema and the National Mountaineering Exhibition has a fascinating range of artefacts which takes you on a journey through time, a story that has never been told before.
Tel: 01768 868000
Fax: 01768 868002
Web Site: www.rheged.com
Grizedale Forest Park
The Grizedale Forest Park in the heart of the world famous Lake District National Park.
Cycling, walking and sculpture guides and waymarked trails are all available or create your own adventure.
Tel: 01229 860010
Web Site: www.forestry.gov.uk/forestry/infd-5k2b6b
- Mountain Biking in the Lake District, UK.
Mountain Bike / Cycle hire in the Lake District.
Puddle Jumper The Specialists in the Hire of Quality Mountain Bikes offer free delivery / collection to Ann Tysons House, Hawkshead.
The English Lake District is a mountain bike / cycling paradise, from woodland tracks and challenging climbs to gentle country roads.
As well as varied terrain the English Lake District boasts some of the most beautiful scenery in England, and what better way to explore it all than on a quality mountain bike from Puddle Jumper.
Tel: 01539 821611
Web Site: www.lake-district.net/puddlejumper/
Mountain biking events for Cumbria.
Welcome to Gmbc, the new name in mountain biking events for Cumbria. Gmbc's aim is a simple one, we plan in detail a hard and tough mountain bike challenge to test even the strongest of rider. All entry proceeds and any sponsorship money we raise, goes to a charity or worthwhile cause that Gmbc chooses for that year.
Web Site: www.gmbc.co.uk
Mountain Bike Cumbria.
Mountain Bike Cumbria, your invaluable information guide and resource to all things mountain bike in cumbria.
Web Site: www.mountain-bike-cumbria.co.uk
- Outdoor Activities in the Lake District, UK.
A great guide to every outdoor activity in the Lake District, UK.
Walking, Water Skiing, Wake Boarding, Climbing, Kayaking & Canoeing, Wind Surfing, Scrambling, Cycling & Mountain Biking, Skiing, Hanggliding & Para-gliding plus Off Roading 4x4s.
Web Site: www.lakedistrictoutdoors.co.uk
Lake District Walks
The site contains detailed descriptions of over 40 walks.
There are well over 300 photographs, almost all of them being directly related to the walks.
A Walk Distance Calculator and GPS Section provide navigational assistance including grid coordinates for key points on all the Lakeland walks.
Web Site: www.lakedistrictwalks.com/
Ospreys in the Lake District.
The Lake District Osprey Project.
Web Site: www.ospreywatch.co.uk/
- Plan your journey to Hawkshead, Lake District, UK.
Barrhead Travel - low cost travel agent
Barrhead Travel - offering discount flights, holidays & cruises.
Tel: 08707 494700
Web Site: www.barrheadtravel.co.uk
Simply type your address or postcode into start of journey. Type or copy & paste Ann Tysons House postcode, LA22 0PA , into end of journey.
Web Site: rp.rac.co.uk/routeplanner
- Retail Outlets in Hawkshead, The Lake District, UK
Collins and Butterworth Pharmacy`, Hawkshead
Collins and Butterworth is the community pharmacy in Hawkshead in the English Lake District. They are the local pharmacy to the residents of Hawkshead, and the many visitors who come to the area.
Collins and Butterworth is an long established, independant pharmacy bringing you the best of generations of experience combined with an understanding of the needs of our clients in the 21st century. First established in the Manchester area in 1830, we have a long heritage of pharmacy and pride ourselves on over 175 years of pharmacy heritage. The Butterworth family have been an integral part of the company since early last century, and in sole ownership since 1923.
Tel: 015394 36201
Web Site: www.hawksheadpharmacy.co.uk
Stewardsons Outdoor Clothing, Hawkshead, Cumbria
Outdoor clothing and accessories for every outdoor adventure... stockists of MERRELL, HI-TEC, BRASHER, REGATTA, CRAGHOPPERS, WYNNSTER, KOHLA, OUTDOOR SCENE, THORLO, SOFTOP and BODGE THE BADGER among others.
Tel: Customer Service 015394 36741
Web Site: www.stewardsons.co.uk
Stewardsons of Hawkshead, The Lake district, Cumbria.
Collectible gifts and figurines
from Stewardsons of Hawkshead.....Snowbabies, Willowtree, Cow Parade, Lilliput Lane, Enamels, Border Fine Arts, Merrie Mice,
Comic and curious cats,Beatrix Potter, Flower Fairies......Suppliers of quality collectible figurines and gifts.
Tel: 015394 36262
Web Site: www.potter-beatrix.com
Stewardsons of Hawkshead, Cumbria, The Lake District.
Barbour and country clothing from Stewardsons of Hawkshead..............
The best in outdoor and country clothing
Barbour jackets, Aigle,Tundra,Zepla.
Tel: 015394 36262
Web Site: www.offthepath.co.uk
- Sites of Information for The Lakes & The UK.
United Kingdom UK Travel Directory.
Web Site: www.travelfromhere.com
The Cumbria Directory.
A comprehensive guide to the English Lake District.
Web Site: www.thecumbriadirectory.com
EnjoyBritain.com - The premier British Tourism directory - thousands of things to do and places to stay.
Web Site: www.enjoybritain.com
- The Official Website of the Cumbria Tourist Board
The Official Website of the Cumbria Tourist Board
The Official Website of the Cumbria Tourist Board - The Lake District, Cumbria, England, UK.
Web Site: www.cumbria-the-lake-district.co.uk
- Weather in the Lake District, UK.
Lake District Weather Forecast from Ambleside, Nr Hawkshead.
The Lake District has a climate all of its own, which demands its own specialised local forecast. To meet this important need the Authority runs a Weatherline service.
The Weatherline forecasts are updated at 08.00 and 17.30, using local information and the latest Met office reports. So, when planning a day out, give Weatherline a call first - it's safer that way.
Tel: 017687 75757
Web Site: www.lake-district.gov.uk/weatherline/home/index.php