Braithwaite cottages

Braithwaite cottagesThe village of Braithwaite has a magnificent backdrop of the mountains forming the famous Coledale Horseshoe – Causey Pike, Eel Crag and Grisedale Pike, as it curves round the head of Coledale Hause. Coledale Beck winds its way down the valley and enters a narrow gorge before tumbling and rushing through the village where it is crossed by two hump backed bridges.The area immediately around Braithwaite offers some of the best walking country in the Lake District. Its deep valleys are surrounded by mountains, rising steeply from the valley floors, so height is gained quickly. There are not the crowds of the central fells, but the views are superb. Lying between two lakes Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite, just a few miles west of Keswick, Braithwaite nestles at the foot of the Whinlatter Pass. It winds its way through Thornthwaite Forest and Whinlatter Forest Park which claims to be England’s only true mountain forest, with miles of footpaths and cycle ways and Go Ape, a high-wire forest adventure course of rope bridges, Tarzan swings and zip slides up to 40 feet high in the trees. The village is connected with Buttermere and the western fells via the Newlands Pass, a three-mile-long road running along a ledge above the valley.

Walking in the area

From your doorstep: Coledale Round, Newlands Valley, Catbells . A few miles away: Skiddaw , Castle Crag . Further afield: Haystacks, High Stile Ridge , Buttermere Round, Blencathra.

Braithwaite cottages