Situated on the northern edge of the Lake District National Park, the village of Caldbeck and the surrounding Northern Fells boast some truly stunning walking trails.
Whether walkers are seeking a challenge or something a little gentler, the fells at the "Back o' Skidda'", including Skiddaw itself, are all easily accessible from this quaint little village.
The nearby hills and Carrock Fell are home to several old mineral mines - some several hundred years old - and those with a passion for geology will be delighted by the abundance of unusual rocks and minerals found here.
If you intend on touring the surrounding regions while you're in the Lake District, then you'll find plenty of Cottages in Caldbeck to base yourself in for a week or two while you do.
Caldbeck provides easy access to the Scottish Border country, where visitors can see Hadrian's Wall and the forts that line it. Similarly, the popular and vibrant towns of Ullswater and Keswick are a mere 30 minutes' drive from the village, while the Central & Southern Lakeland area, including Windermere, Ambleside and Grasmere are just an hour away. And if you've still got time after all that exploring, the stunning Eden Valley and North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is also easily commutable from the Caldbeck area.