The Hidden Gem of Far Sawrey in the Lake District

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People may have heard of the location Far Sawrey in connection with its most famous past inhabitant, Beatrix Potter. Despite thousands visiting Hill Top, the home of Beatrix Potter, each year, this area of the Lake District remains tranquil and unspoilt. It is sneakily located sandwiched between the western side of Lake Windermere and Esthwaite Water, just a handful of miles from the larger village of Hawkshead.

A little extra bonus when travelling to Far Sawrey is being able to go on the Hawkshead Ferry across Lake Windermere. When visiting from the south of east this is by the far the quickest way to reach it. Of course, it isn’t too far away from Ambleside either so every facility is close by whilst peacefulness is retained.

If you stay in this little village¬†and you’re into walking, you could stay a week and never have to use a car there if you wanted, there are just so many different walks to do from the village.From walking up fells to around tarns and lakes to circular walks incorporating woodlands, none of the scenery will disappoint.

For anglers there’s Esthwaite Water, home to trout, pike, coarse and roach fishing. A short drive away there is Grizedale Forest which is an excellent place for families with adventure trails, sculptures and the Go Ape experience but so too mountain biking enthusiasts with trails to suit all abilities.

Accommodation varies from bed and breakfasts to self catering and inns such as The Cuckoo Brow Inn. The Cuckoo Brow is family and dog friendly, has contemporary bedrooms with local produce featuring throughout the menu as well as local real ales so very well suited to a holiday or short break in the area. Visit https://www.cuckoobrow.co.uk for more details and to book online.

So by choosing Far Sawrey for your next Lake District holiday gives you the best of both worlds. Great and handy location with peace and tranquillity.