When travelling along the Whinlatter Pass from Braithwaite, you will come in to the Vale of Lorton, a beautiful number of valleys in the north of the lakes which are home to High Lorton and Low Lorton, as well as stunning lakes such as Crummock Water and Loweswater.
Lorton is an idyllic part of the Lakes which is well hidden from the large amount of tourists which flock here every year. Surrounding the two villages are the fells of Grasmoor, Whin Fell and Whiteside, providing lots of excellent walks to fill your days.
The two villages are situated within a mile of each other a few miles up the valley from Crummock Water; Lorton Hall can be found in Low Lorton with a pele tower which dates back to the fifteenth century.
Situated behind the village hall is a 1000 year old tree which inspired William Wordsworth's famous poem `Yew Trees'. This tree is now known as `The Lorton Yew' and holds historic connections with the village such as when the founders of Methodism and the Quaker movement preached under the tree back in the 18th Century.
If you are looking to retreat to someone peaceful away from the hustle and bustle, this is the place to come!