In Threlkeld time seems to stand still as you gently stroll through the village centre. The narrow main road through the village is lined with delightful old cottages and is home to the historic Horse and Farrier Inn, which dates back to the 17th century.
In fact evidence of a settlement at Threlkeld stretches back some 800 years; its name is derived from the Norse for ‘The well of the thrall’. Neolithic man occupied the Threlkeld Valley 5,000 years ago and close by Castlerigg is the famous Stone Circle.
The village is a popular starting point for walkers ascending Blencathra, and Helvellyn is also nearby. In addition there are plenty of low level walks including some delightful routes along the banks of the River Greta.
In days gone by the Cockermouth, Keswick and Penrith Railway called at Threlkeld Railway Station, which today no longer exists, but the railway line provides an excellent cycle track and footpath. For a different day out, try the Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum where you can have a tour of the mine and enjoy a ride on a narrow gauge steam locomotive.
Threlkeld is handily placed with easy access north to the charming northern lakes town of Keswick, which has plenty of excellent specialist shops, restaurants and pubs, as well as parks and gardens, riverside walks and close proximity to Derwentwater. To the south lay the central Lakes villages and towns of Grasmere, Ambleside and Windermere.
It’s the perfect spot for experiencing all that the Lake District has to offer. For accommodation please take a look at our cottages in Threlkeld.