Mosedale, Mungrisdale and Hesket Newmarket

Mosedale is a small hamlet, nestled beneath Carrock Fell where you can relax and unwind in the tranquility of the countryside whilst only a 20 minute drive from the amenities of  Keswick. It is approximately 4 miles from the A66 between Keswick and Penrith. In the summer the Quaker Meeting House in Mosedale opens up as a shop selling cakes and crafts all made by local people.Check Mosedale noticeboard for opening dates and times.

Mungrisdale is a small fellside village about 2 miles off the main A66 Penrith to Keswick road. It is an ideal base not only for exploring the Lake District but also for days out to the city of Carlisle, Hadrian's Wall, the Scottish borders and the Eden Valley.

Hesket Newmarket is an attractive village in the Caldbeck fells. The surrounding fells also  The village consists of mainly 18thC houses clustered around a 5 acre traditional village green. There is a village shop/tea room and  a pub which serves beer brewed by the Hesket Newmarket Brewery located behind the pub. The pub is owned by a cop-operative of over 100 local people and supporters and has been visited by Prince Charles on more than one occasion.

This area is close to the fells in the area know as 'Back o' Skidda' such as Blencathra, Bowscale, Great Calva, Carrock Fell and High Pike making it popular with walkers and outdoor enthusiasts.. A lovely walk from Mosedale takes you up to Bowscale Tarn (click for walking route) an isolated tarn and back through the valley.