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Hawkshead


Location:  N 54°22.483’ W 02°59.941’

OS Grid Reference:  SD352981

Post Code:  LA22 0NS

Village centre: 3.4km (2 miles) from The Cumbria Way

Height above sea level:  80m (260ft)

From Coniston (to Tarn Hows SD327996): 4.1km (2½ miles) (Add 3.4km (2 miles) if walking to Hawkshead village)

To Skelwith Bridge (from Tarn Hows SD327996): 6.6km (4 miles) (Add 3.4km (2 miles) if walking from from Hawkshead village)


Accommodation - Facilities - Public Transport - Attractions - Websites


Hawkshead


Hawkshead


Hawkshead is not on the route of The Cumbria Way but it is sufficiently close to be considered as a source of accommodation and services, particularly at busy times when Coniston can become fully booked


Set in an attractive valley in High Furness, not far from the shores of Esthwaite Water, the closely clustered whitewashed houses bordering and overhanging the narrow streets and alleyways of the village centre give Hawkshead an interesting and unique character.  That and connections with both William Wordsworth (he went to school in the town’s grammar school) and Beatrix Potter (who lived nearby) make Hawkshead a popular tourist destination that can become busy at peak times


An important wool market was held in Hawkshead in medieval times and later Hawkshead became a market town, being granted its first market charter in 1608 by James I.  Its importance as a town diminished in the 19th and 20th centuries due to relative isolation, but the growth of tourism has brought renewed prosperity



Facilities


Cash Dispensers (ATMs)

The Co-operative Food Store, Red Lion Square, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 0NZ

Tel: 01539 436244

Web: www.co-operative.coop

SD352981  3.3km (2 miles) from The Cumbria Way

Available during shop opening hours only


Hawkshead Post Office, Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 0NS

Tel: 01539 436911

SD352981  3.3km (2 miles) from The Cumbria Way

Available during shop opening hours only

Not all types of credit card accepted


Chemists (Dispensing)

Collins & Butterworth, The Pharmacy, Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 0NS

Tel: 01539 436201

Web: www.numarkpharmacists.co.uk/np/collins-butterworth-pharmacy/la22-0ns/1059

Email: info@hawksheadpharmacy.com

SD352981  3.3km (2 miles) from The Cumbria Way


Churches and Places of Worship

Colthouse Quaker Meeting (The Religious Society of Friends)

Tel: 01539 436691

Web: www.quaker.org.uk/meetings/colthouse  Email: christinabirch@phonecoop.coop

SD358981  4.3km (2⅔ miles) from The Cumbria Way


Hawkshead Hill Baptist Chapel (Baptist)

Tel: 01539 436451

Web: www.hawksheadhillbaptistchurch.org.uk  Email: kath.dodd@btinternet.com

SD338987  1.8km (1 mile) from The Cumbria Way


Hawkshead Methodist Church (Methodist)

Tel: 015397 20416

Web: www.slakescircuit.org.uk/Hawkshead.html

SD351981  3.3km (2 miles) from The Cumbria Way


St. Michael and All Angels Church (Church of England)

Tel:  01539 436301

Web: www.hawksheadbenefice.co.uk  Email: jjcedixon@btinternet.com

SD352980  3.4km (2⅛ miles) from The Cumbria Way


Groceries and Provisions

The Co-operative Food Store, Red Lion Square, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 0NZ

Tel: 01539 436244

Web: www.co-operative.coop

SD352981  3.3km (2 miles) from The Cumbria Way


The Honeypot, Market Square, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 0NZ

Tel: 01539 436267

Web: www.honeypothawkshead.com  Email: fiona@honeypothawkshead.com

SD351981  3.3km (2 miles) from The Cumbria Way


Medical Practice

Hawkshead Medical Practice, Old Forge Surgery, Red Lion Yard, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 0NU

Tel: 01539 436246

Out of Hours: 03000 247247

Web: www.hawksheadmedicalpractice.co.uk

SD352982  3.4km (2⅛ miles) from The Cumbria Way


Places to Eat

Betty Fold Tea Room and Gallery, Hawkshead Hill, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 0PS

Tel: 01539 436611

Web: www.bettyfold.co.uk/?Tea_Shop_%26amp%3B_Gallery_Opening_Hours

Email: neil@bettyfold.co.uk

SD340992  2km (1¼ miles) from The Cumbria Way


Buttercups Café, The Square, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 0NZ

SD352981  3.4km (2⅛ miles) from The Cumbria Way


Grandy Nook Tearooms, Vicarage Lane, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 0PB

Tel: 01539 436404

SD351981  3.3km (2 miles) from the Cumbria Way


Minstrels Gallery, Berkeley Square, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 0NZ

Tel: 01539 436423

SD351981  3.3km (2 miles) from The Cumbria Way


The Old Cobblers Tea Room, Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 0NS

SD351982  3.3km (2 miles) from The Cumbria Way


Poppi Red, Main Street, Hawkshead, Cumbria LA22 0NT

Tel: 01539 436434

Web: www.poppi-red.co.uk  Email: info@poppi-red.co.uk

SD352981  3.4km (2⅛ miles) from The Cumbria Way


Sun Cottage Café, Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 0NT

Tel: 01539 436123

SD352980  3.4km (2⅛ miles) from The Cumbria Way


Post Office

Hawkshead Post Office, Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 0NS

Tel: 01539 436911

SD352981  3.3km (2 miles) from The Cumbria Way


Pubs

The Red Lion Inn, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 0NS

Tel: 01539 436213

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

SD352982  3.3km (2 miles) from The Cumbria Way


The Sun Inn, Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 0NT

Tel: 01539 436236

Web: www.suninn.co.uk  Email: rooms@suninn.co.uk

SD352980  3.4km (2⅛ miles) from The Cumbria Way


The Kings Arms, The Square, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 ONZ


Tel: 01539 436372

Web: www.kingsarmshawkshead.co.uk

Email: info@kingsarmshawkshead.co.uk

SD351981  3.3km (2 miles) from The Cumbria Way




The Queen’s Head, Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 0NS


Tel: 01539 436271

Web: www.queensheadhawkshead.co.uk

Email: info@queensheadhawkshead.co.uk

SD352981  3.3km (2 miles) from The Cumbria Way





Public Telephone

Car Park

On the car park, Main Street, adjacent to the public conveniences

Tel: 01539 436410

Postcode: LA22 0NT

SD353980  3.5km (2¼ miles) from The Cumbria Way


Public Toilet

Car Park (charge)


Main Car Park, Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria

LA22 0NT

Web: www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/visiting/planyourvisit/travelandtransport/

toilets

SD353980  3.5km (2¼ miles) from The Cumbria Way


Tarn Hows National Trust Car Park (free)


On the car park at Tarn Hows

SD326994  0.1km (135yds) from the Cumbria Way







Tourist Information

Hawkshead Tourist Information, Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 0NS

Tel: 01539 436946

Web: www.hawksheadtouristinfo.org.uk  Email: enquiries@hawksheadtouristinfo.org.uk

SD352980  3.5km (2¼ miles) from The Cumbria Way



Public Transport


General Travel Information

Cumbria County Council

Cumbria Passenger Transport Map

Traveline: Tel: 0871 200 2233


Bus

Service 505 - Kendal-Windermere-Ambleside-Coniston (until 29 October 2017)

- calls at Coniston

Bus stop opposite the Tourist Information Centre

(Operated by Stagecoach)


Taxi

Ambleside Taxi Service  01539 433842

Hawkshead Taxi  01539 436946

Kevin’s Taxis Ambleside  015394 32371

Lakeside Taxis and Tours  01539 488888 & 01539 239239  admin@lakesideph.co.uk

Tour-n-Travel  01539 441796  info@tour-n-travel.co.uk


Train

No service, nearest station Windermere



Local Attractions


Beatrix Potter Gallery

Main Street, Hawkshead, Cumbria, LA22 0NS

Tel: 01539 436355

Web: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/beatrix-potter-gallery-and-hawkshead

Email: beatrixpottergallery@nationaltrust.org.uk

SD352981  3.3km (2 miles) from The Cumbria Way


Hawkshead Grammar School Museum

The Old Grammar School, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 0NT

Tel: 01539 436735

Web: www.hawksheadgrammar.org.uk

SD352980  3.5km (2¼ miles) from The Cumbria Way


Hawkshead Methodist Church

Berkeley Square, Hawkshead, Cumbria LA22 0NZ

Tel: 015397 20416

Web: www.slakescircuit.org.uk/Hawkshead.html

SD351981  3.3km (2 miles) from The Cumbria Way


Hill Top

Near Sawrey, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 0LF

Tel: 01539 436269

Web: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hill-top  Email: hilltop@nationaltrust.org.uk

SD370955  7.1km (4⅜ miles) from The Cumbria Way


Wray Castle

Low Wray, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 0JA

Tel: 01539 433250

Web: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wray-castle  Email: wraycastle@nationaltrust.org.uk

NY375010  6.5km (3 miles) from The Cumbria Way



Websites


Hawkshead Community Website

Hawkshead Tourist Information

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