Hawkshead Tourist Information

Hawkshead Church

Hawkshead Church

Pretty Medieval market village Hawkshead in the Central Lakes is in the heart of Beatrix Country, flanking the western shoreline of Lake Windermere and nestling just north of fishing favourite Esthwaite Water. Hawkshead B&Bs and holiday cottages are perfectly placed for exploring the Beatrix Potter Trail, situated within easy reach of Potter’s historic farmhouse home Hill Top in Near Sawrey and just a short stroll from the Beatrix Potter Gallery in Hawkshead village centre.

Hawkshead accommodation is also a great option for Lakeland family activity holidays, for right on your doorstep, just 3 miles to the south, are fantastic family cycling and sculpture trail walks in Grizedale Forest. Spectacular walking can  around a favourite spot of Beatrix Potter’s, Tarn Hows and some of the best trout fishing in the north is at nearby Esthwaite Water with fishing equipment and tuition available at the Esthwaite Water Trout Fishery.

Pretty Hawkshead village is brimming with award-winning inns and breweries including the Barngates Brewery and contains a selection of charming cafes, tearooms and specialist shops like the famous Hawkshead Relish Company, also an award-winner. The National Trust has a gift shop at the Beatrix Potter Gallery. Hawkshead accommodation is ideally placed for activities and attractions around both Coniston Water and Lake Windermere from boat trips to water sports. Book Hawkshead accommodation online now.

Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.