Hawkshead Village Website is a non-profit making organisation. We would like to thank all those who have contributed, along with Hawkshead Parish Council and Hawkshead Co-operative for their financial support.
We would like to thank - Cumbria Tourism, the Forestry Commission and IE Photography for the use of images on this site.
Hawkshead is a picturesque and charming village in the heart of the Lake District National Park, Cumbria, England. The area around Hawkshead offers a delightful place to visit, or to stay, with some great hotels and bed & breakfast (B&B) accommodation. Nestling in the beautiful vale of Esthwaite, Hawkshead is characterised by the cluster of whitewashed houses and is within easy reach for Sawrey, Outgate, Satterthwaite, Grizedale and Hawkshead Hill.
The Hawkshead area has one of the best choices in the Lake District for bed & breakfast accommodation and places to eat and drink. There are quaint country Inns/Pubs, beautiful Country House Hotels, traditional Bed & Breakfasts (B&B) – Guest Houses, holiday let self-catering accommodation and camping/caravanning
Wander around Hawkshead with its beautiful old buildings, churches, and rich history. There you will find important connections with the poet William Wordsworth and children’s author Beatrix Potter. Then settle down to a delicious afternoon tea in one of the many cafés & tea-rooms, or maybe sample some local ale in one of the village inns.
The countryside surrounding Hawkshead promises the holiday visitor to the Lake District something for all the family - delightful walks - mountain biking and Go Ape in nearby Grizedale Forest - and some excellent fishing on Esthwaite Water.
With Coniston, Grizedale, Langdale, Grasmere and Ambleside all within easy reach, and with the busy centres of Windermere and Bowness just a short ferry ride away, Hawkshead is an ideal location from which to visit the entire south Lake District area.
For all your tourist information you need look no further.
22nd March 2014 to 23rd March 2014: 11.00 am Sat, 10.00 am Sun
Spring flower show all sorts of spring flowers pot plants cookery, handicrafts, children’s classes refreshments available.
Location: Kelsick Centre St Marys Lane Ambleside, Ambleside, LA22 9DG
Price: £1.50 Seniors - £2.00 everybody else
Situated on the Newby Bridge Road just south of Hawkshead, these beautiful gardens were designed by Thomas Mawson and commissioned in 1896. They are essentially spring gardens set in a wooded valley of twelve acres, with an extensive collection of rhododendrons and azaleas. Open daily from 1st April - 30th August 10am - 6pm. Car Park can handle coaches. Adult’s £3 children under 14 free. Partially suitable for wheelchairs. Guided tours by appointment.
Tel: 015395 31333.
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