Far Sawrey

Far Sawrey, which is a small hamlet, lies between the town of Hawkshead and Lake Windermere on the B5285. This small hamlet consists of a few cottages, hotel, pub and village shop.

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Village: Far Sawrey

OS grid ref: SD375955

Coordinates: 54° 21′ 04″ N, 2° 57′ 47″ W

Nearest lake/tarn: Esthwaite Water, Lake Windermere

Nearest mountain/fell: Claife Heights

Both Near Sawrey and Far Sawrey are associated with Beatrix Potter. One of her favourite walks in Far Sawrey was Cuckoo-Brow, this is evident from her book “The Fairy Caravan”.

Another place of interest in the village is St Peter’s Church, this large Victorian Church, which was designed by Robert Brass, was completed in 1869. As servants were expected to attend church with their families, this church was built to seat around 400 people, however, some of the pews have since been removed. St Peter’s Church has various stained glass windows that are well worth looking at.

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