Nestling in the luscious rolling hills of Grizedale Forest right in the heart of the Lake District is Satterthwaite. One of 269 civil parishes in Cumbria, this tiny village is handily situated in between Coniston Water and Lake Windermere, which will be manna from heaven for anyone who is passionate about outdoor pursuits.
The most prominent buildings in Satterthwaite are All Saints Church and the Eagles Head pub. The latter was originally a 16th-century farmhouse that is now renowned for its inviting beer garden, selection of real ales and friendly atmosphere. Directly across the road from the Eagles Head is Bloomery Barn, a fine example of the type of Cumbrian cottages scattered all around the county.
A host of activities can be enjoyed in Grizedale Forest and there are horse riding, mountain biking and walking trails to suit people of all abilities, each offering stunning views of the nearby lakes and mountains. The more advanced rambler should think about climbing to Carron Crag, the highest point in Grizedale Forest at 314 metres. From here, you can see as far away as Morecambe Bay. There's also a sculpture park to enjoy a stroll around while taking in the weird and wonderful pieces of art.