Located in the vale of Esthwaite and to the north of Esthwaite Water, is said to be the quaintest and prettiest village in the Lake District with it’s cobbled squares and old timber framed holiday Cottages. Hawkshead was apparently an important centre for the wool trade.

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Village: Hawkshead

OS grid ref: SD355985

Coordinates: 54° 22′ 40″ N, 2° 59′ 40″ W

Nearest lake/tarn: Esthwaite Water

Nearest mountain/fell: Claife Heights

Hawkshead is the ideal holiday location from which to visit the whole south Lake District area as Coniston, Grizedale, Langdale, Ambleside and Grasmere are all within easy reach and a short ferry ride away from Bowness on Windermere and Windermere.

Hawkshead has something to offer the whole family, from a large variety of accommodation to choose from, beautiful scenic walks, fishing on Esthwaite Water to some of the best places to eat and drink.

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