Hawkshead village, home to the Beatrix Potter Gallery is surrounded by beautiful scenery, including the Windermere lakeshore. North of the village is the Courthouse, dating from the 15th century, all that remains of the estate once held by Furness Abbey. There are some fantastic low level walks with great views without the climb! Visit the amazing historical buildings in this beautiful countryside setting and find out why Beatrix Potter loved this area so much.