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Caldbeck


Location:  N 54°44.898’ W 03°03.092’

OS Grid Reference:  NY324397

Post Code:  CA7 8EA

Village centre: 160m (⅛ mile) from The Cumbria Way

Height above sea level:  160m (530 ft)

From Keswick - via High Route:  24.4km (15⅛) miles

From Orthwaite - via Low Route:  11.9km (7⅜ miles)

To Sebergham:  5.1km (3⅛ miles)


Accommodation - Facilities - Public Transport - Attractions - Websites


Caldbeck

Caldbeck


The largest village of the Northern Fells nestling at the foot of High Pike, Caldbeck lies on the boundary of the Lake District National Park


The nearby hamlet of Greenrigg was the birthplace of John Peel, the famous huntsman immortalised in the song ‘D'ye ken John Peel with his coat so grey’, and who is buried in the churchyard of St. Kentigern’s (also known as St. Mungo’s) Church.  Also buried in the churchyard is Mary Robinson who was known as ‘The Maid of Buttermere’, mentioned in William Wordsworth's ‘The Prelude’ and more recently the subject of Melvyn Bragg’s novel ‘The Maid of Buttermere’, describing how she was tricked into a bigamous marriage by John Hatfield, a notorious fraudster who was later hanged in Carlisle


The fells above Caldbeck are rich in minerals and have been extensively mined for copper, lead, iron, zinc and tungsten, with around one hundred and seventy five different minerals having been identified in the area. When the mines were in production Caldbeck was a prosperous industrial area, and such was the value of the mineral wealth that it was commonly said, ‘The Caldbeck Fells are worth all England else’. The mines have now closed, and the areas surrounding them have been designated Sites of Special Scientific Interest because of their importance to archaeologists and geologists


Caldbeck village pond

Caldbeck Village Pond


The large village green has an attractive pond hosting a variety of wildlife, occupying an area previously excavated by clay workings


A short stroll from the village is the Howk, a small limestone gorge and waterfall with the remains of a bobbin mill.  When in operation the mill reputedly had the largest water wheel in England, with a diameter 12.8 metres (42 feet) and a width of 0.9 metres (3 feet)


At Brocklebank near the village, the Caldbeck TV mast stands 337 metres (1,106 ft) tall and is the third tallest structure in the United Kingdom



Facilities

Cash Dispenser - Churches and Places of Worship

Groceries and Provisions - Medical Practice - Places to Eat - Post Office - Pub

Public Telephone - Public Toilet


Cash Dispenser (ATM)

Caldbeck Post Office, Kirkland Stores, Midtown, Caldbeck, Wigton, Cumbria CA7 8EA

Tel: 01697 478252

Web: www.caldbeckvillage.co.uk/kirkland_stores.htm  Email: kirklandstore@gmail.com

NY324397  190m (⅛ mile) from The Cumbria Way

Available during Post Office opening hours only

Not all types of credit card accepted


Churches and Places of Worship

St. Kentigern’s Church (Church of England)

Tel: 01697 478233

Web: www.carlislediocese.org.uk/benefice/caldbeck-castle-sowerby-and-sebergham.html

Email: normalrevs@aol.com

NY325398  60m (65 yds) from The Cumbria Way


Caldbeck Methodist Chapel (Methodist)

Tel: 01697 478485

Web: http://wigtonmethodistcircuit.co.uk/caldbeck-methodist-chapel

Email: secretary@wigtonmethodistcircuit.co.uk

NY321401  240m (⅛ mile) from The Cumbria Way


Groceries and Provisions

Kirkland Stores, Midtown, Caldbeck, Wigton, Cumbria CA7 8EA

Tel: 01697 478252

Web: www.caldbeckvillage.co.uk/kirkland_stores.htm  Email: kirklandstore@gmail.com

NY324397  190m (⅛ mile) from The Cumbria Way


Medical Practice

Caldbeck Surgery, Friar Row, Caldbeck, Wigton, Cumbria CA7 8DS









Tel: 01697 478254

Out of Hours: Telephone NHS 111 by dialling 111

Web: www.caldbecksurgery.co.uk

NY324699 On The Cumbria Way

(This surgery also provides a minor injury service; please telephone if possible before arriving)


Places to Eat

The Old Smithy Tea Room, Caldbeck, Wigton, Cumbria CA7 8EL









Tel: 01697 478378

NY323397  90m (100 yds) from The Cumbria Way


Watermill Café, Priest's Mill, Caldbeck, Wigton, Cumbria CA7 8DR

Tel: 01697 478267

Web: www.watermillcafe.co.uk  Email: info@watermillcafe.co.uk

NY326398  130m (140 yds) from The Cumbria Way


Post Office

Caldbeck Post Office, Kirkland Stores, Midtown, Caldbeck, Wigton, Cumbria CA7 8EA

Tel: 01697 478252

Web: www.caldbeckvillage.co.uk/kirkland_stores.htm  Email: kirklandstore@gmail.com

NY324397  190m (⅛ mile) from The Cumbria Way


Pub

Oddfellows Arms, Caldbeck, Wigton, Cumbria CA7 8EA









Tel: 01697 478227

Web: www.oddfellows-caldbeck.co.uk  Email: info@oddfellows-caldbeck.co.uk

NY323397  140m (150 yds) from The Cumbria Way


Public Telephone

Midtown outside the Post Office / Kirkland Stores and adjacent to the petrol filling station

Postcode:  CA7 8EA

Tel: 01697 478370

NY324397  180m (⅛ mile) from The Cumbria Way


Public Toilet

Caldbeck (free)

On the B5299 road adjacent to Gates Bridge, 70m (75 yds) south west of the Oddfellows Arms in the village centre

Postcode: CA7 8EL

NY323397  85m (95 yds) from The Cumbria Way



Public Transport


General Travel Information

Cumbria County Council

Cumbria Passenger Transport Map

Traveline: Tel: 0871 200 2233


Bus

(The notice board opposite the village shop indicates the locations of the various Caldbeck bus stops)

Service 73 - Carlisle-Caldbeck-Keswick (until 28 October 2017)

- calls at Keswick, Bassenthwaite, Uldale (for Orthwaite), Bridge End (for Buckabank), Dalston, Carlisle

Summer Saturday service only

Bus stops near The Old Smithy Tea Room or near the Kirkland Stores in Caldbeck depending upon the service

(Operated by Stagecoach)


Service 605 - Caldbeck-Sebergham-Wigton

- calls at Sebergham

Tuesdays only

Bus stops near the Kirkland Stores in Caldbeck

(Operated by Tyson of Cumbria - Tel: 01697 478237)


Tysons Coaches - Caldbeck-Carlisle

- calls at Carlisle

Single service from Caldbeck to Carlisle and return

Wednesdays only

Booking essential before 16:00 on previous Tuesday

For information and to book telephone: 01697 478566

(Operated by Tyson of Cumbria - Tel: 01697 478237)


Train

Nearest stations Dalston and Wigton


Taxi

Iains Taxis  017687 36333  

Keswick Cab Company (Susie’s Taxis)  01768 736007  sue@keswickcabcompany.co.uk

Yourcall Transport Services  07834 998892  info@yourcall-transport-services.com


Attractions

Howk Bobbin Mill

The Howk Bobbin Mill, Caldbeck


Web: www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0020/171452/c_industresource_howk_bobbin_mill_case_study-2.pdf

NY319397  350m (¼ mile) from The Cumbria Way





The Howk, Caldbeck


A short walk beyond the bobbin mill is the Howk, a small picturesque limestone gorge and waterfall

NY318397  450m (¼ mile) from The Cumbria Way





John Peel’s Grave

John Peel's gravestone, Caldbeck


John Peel's gravestone, St. Kentigern’s Churchyard, Caldbeck, Cumbria CA7 8DP

NY325398 60m (65 yds) from The Cumbria Way





St. Kentigern’s Church

St. Kentigern's or St. Mungo's Church, CaldbeckSt. Kentigern’s Church, Caldbeck, Cumbria CA7 8DP

Tel: 01697 343723

Web: www.carlislediocese.org.uk/benefice/caldbeck-castle-sowerby-and-sebergham.html

Email: normalrevs@aol.com

NY325398  60m (65 yds) from The Cumbria Way

(St. Kentigern is an alternative name for St. Mungo, and Caldbeck Church is also referred to as St. Mungo’s Church)


Village Sign

Automobile Association village sign, Caldbeck


Pre 1939 Automobile Association village sign on the front of the filling station, Kirkland Stores

NY324397  195m (⅛ mile) from The Cumbria Way






Websites


Caldbeck and Hesket Newmarket Parish Website

Caldbeck Area Online

Chris Bonington

Visit Cumbria



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