Eat & Drink

Apart from the above recommended pubs there are many more eating places in the villages and also there is a cafe at the visitor centre.

Things to do...


The English Lake District is such a wonderful place to spend your holiday or short break. With the breathetaking mountains, beautiful lakes, pretty gardens, interesting walks and many historical attractions you will be sure to find plenty to do.

Grizedale Campsite is a short distance from many attractions such as the Grizedale Visitor Centre, Go-Ape, the pretty village of Hawkshead, the Haverthwaite Steam Railway and Windermere Cruises. The Lake District has so much to offer and all its splendor is within easy reach.

Hawkshead is an attractive village. It is very picturesque and is characterised by clusters of whitewashed houses, alleyways and small courtyards and squares. It has strong connections with both Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth. The Beatrix Potter Gallery (National Trust) is well worth a visit, as is the Old School House, where William Wordsworth attended school. There are many good pubs and restaurants. Hawkshead also has a small but well stocked Co-op, a chemist and a post office, as well as numerous shops.

Esthwaite Water and Coniston Water Fishing boats and tackle can be hired at the fishery on Esthwaite Water (near the small car park on the SW side of the lake). Pleasure boats can be hired on Coniston Water.

John Ruskin's house Brantwood is well worth a visit. It occupies a beautiful position overlooking Coniston Water.