WALK 5: WATERSMEET AND THE WATERMILL CAFÉ
Wildflower-filled woods, dreamy views of the fells and two pretty villages are encountered in the quiet countryside at the base of the Lake District’s Northern Fells. Start from Caldbeck, walk downstream to the bluebell woods beside the River Caldew and then head through meadows and woodland to idyllic Hesket Newmarket. Country lanes and farm paths lead back to Caldbeck where a limestone gorge hides a dramatic waterfall and the picturesque ruins of a once busy bobbin mill.
Fairtrade produce, including generous platters, are served up in a restored watermill further downstream. In summer, sit outside in the sheltered garden overlooking the village cricket pitch.
Spectacular Crummock Water