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Marlowe Cottage is situated in Caldbeck - a traditional fell village situated in the Northern Fells of the Lake District. The area is one of the more remote and lesser known parts of the Lakes, but boasts some outstanding scenery and some of the best, less frequented walking in the whole of the Lake District including High Pike and Carrock Fell.

The village is named after the river (Cald Beck) on which it stands. This river and its tributaries provided the water for the important industrial development of the area in the 17th and 18th centuries - woollen mills, bobbin mills, corn mills, a paper mill and a brewery. The village still reflects this former industrial activity with many of the old mill buildings still in use.

The timeless character of the village has been preserved as a conservation area where ponies, sheep & ducks roam freely.

The 12th century St Kentigern's Church is the resting place of the famous local huntsman, John Peel.

The surrounding fells and woodlands of Caldbeck are easily accessible on foot and there are many signed footpaths. The well known high peaks of Skiddaw (4th highest in England at 3053 feet high) and Blencathra (2847 feet) are only a short distance away.

Just up from the village duck pond (situated in an old clay dubs), there is a popular short walk which follows the river up the Howk, a limestone gorge containing beautiful waterfalls and the picturesque ruins of the old bobbin mill.

The Cumbria Way also passes through the village as well as two long distance cycle routes nearby, namely the C2C (Coast to Coast) and the Reivers Route.

Local places to eat include the Watermill Cafe and Oddfellows Arms in Caldbeck and the Old Crown in Hesket Newmarket just up the road.

Marlowe Holiday Cottage Rentals, Marlowe Cottage, Caldbeck, Cumbria, CA7 8HF
Tel: 07885 276496, E-Mail: info@marlowecottage.co.uk

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