Just five miles from Keswick, you can find the stunning glacial valley which is known as St John’s in the Vale. This amazing scenic location is home to several small settlements and farms which date back many years. St John’s Beck flows through the valley to join the River Glenderamackin from Thirlmere. This remote area is a hidden gem in the North Lakes with many brilliant walks to do on the surrounding fells.
On the east side of the valley you can find Clough Head which is the most northern top of the Helvellyn range and on the west side are High Rigg and Low Rigg, these two fells are side by side with the St John’s in the Vale Church neatly located in between. The church dates back to 1845 with history suggesting that an original building here dated back to the 16th Century!
A small tarn known as Tewet Tarn can be found by Low Rigg where you can enjoy a short walk with magnificent views of Skiddaw. It is really easy to reach whilst still having a tranquil feeling of escaping in to the wilderness. The impressive Blencathra looks over the tarn allowing a reflection to be mirrored in the water during a calm clear day.