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Additional Location Information:

Caldbeck is approximately 15 miles from Carlisle, Keswick, Penrith and Cockermouth and approximately 20 miles from the Solway Coast at Silloth.

  • Kirkland Stores is a general store and Post Office and is located at the end of the drive.
  • The Oddfellows Arms in Caldbeck is a 2 minute walk from The Old Rectory and Glebe Cottage.
  • The Old Smithy Tearoom is behind the Oddfellows Arms.
  • The Watermill Café is open for coffee, lunches and teas and is a most attractive old mill building.
  • Hesta Scene is an alternative gift shop and working studio gallery in the centre of the village, selling online and running craft courses for all ages.
  • The Wool Clip co-operative formed in 2001 and today has more than 15 members who together run the thriving Wool Clip shop in Caldbeck at Priests Mill below The Watermill Cafe selling all things woollen. They also organise the hugely successful Woolfest held annually at Cockermouth
  • There is also a hairdresser in the village and a doctors’ surgery.
  • The local huntsman, John Peel, is buried in St Kentigern’s Church graveyard. The Blencathra Foxhounds still meet in the village from time to time.
  • There are many lowland river walks surrounding Caldbeck village and the attractive local countryside. The long distance footpath The Cumbrian Way passes through Caldbeck village.
  • The Lake District National Park offers the start of many miles of hill walking and outdoor pursuits. The bottom of the nearest fell, High Pike just over 2,000 feet, is just 30 minutes walk from the village and if you want a more challenging walk Blencathra 2,900 feet is just a 30 minutes drive away.
  • We provide maps and suggested walks of the local and surrounding area.
  • Caldbeck village has a duck pond, cricket pitch, active on summer weekends and bowling club and a tennis court which welcome visitors.
  • The Old Crown at Hesket Newmarket is a mile away by road and an attractive 45 minute walk by the river.  This was one of the first co-operative pubs in Britain and also has its own micro brewery.
  • If you wish to be more energetic why not hire a bike from Savvy Bikes.
  • Food and Company run excellent day cooking demonstrations in the attractive surroundings of Bassenthwaite approximately 10 miles away.
  • Keswick hosts Words by the Water literary festival each year at The Theatre by the Lake.Silloth on Solway Golf Course is approx. 20 miles away and in 2013 Today’s Golfer magazine voted Silloth the Best Course in Britain and Ireland under £60.  It is also in top 100 courses in the world. There are also courses in Carlisle and a 9 hole course at Dalston 8 miles away.
  • The annual Hesket Newmarket Show, one of the smallest agricultural shows in the north of England held on the first Saturday of September each year.
  • There are several pubs slightly further afield that are worth a visit and a list is provided.
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