High Beckside Location

High Beckside is situated in the delightful hamlet of Hartsop, surrounded by some of Lakeland’s most magnificent scenery.


Hartsop is a small conservation village close to Brotherswater, located at the foot of Kirkstone Pass, the top of which gives stunning views south to Windermere. The nearby Brotherswater Inn serves a great selection of meals all day.


The small village of Patterdale, 2 miles to the north, nestles at the southern end of Lake Ullswater, and is surrounded by some of Lakeland’s finest scenery. The owners live at Crookabeck Farm, on the public footpath from Hartsop to Patterdale. The village is home to the White Lion Inn and the Patterdale Hotel.

Crookabeck Wool Farm Shop

At Crookabeck we sell woollen products – rugs, socks, hats, scarves, knitting yarns etc made from the wool of our Herdwick Sheep. If you would like a tour of the farm to see the sheep, please let us know.


The world famous Ullswater Steamers sail all year round from Glenridding, 2.5 miles away, and visitors can enjoy a leisurely cruise, perhaps with a gentle stroll back along the lakeside. Glenridding is also the home of the Glenridding Sailing Centre, which provides a base for many of the water borne activities on Ullswater (see below).

Glenridding also has several pubs, shops and cafes, as well as a GP surgery and the Ullswater Tourist Information centre.


Just 10 minutes from High Beckside to the north lies England’s most beautiful lake, Ullswater. As well as a trip on the Steamers, Ullswater is ideal for sailing, kayaking, canoeing and wild swimming. It is also well known for its fishing, with schelly, perch, pike and brown trout.  The trout season runs from 15th March to the 30th September. If you hold a national rod license, then you can fish on Ullswater. Please click the link for more information on things to do around Ullswater.

The Eastern Fells

High Beckside is ideally located for fell walking and mountain biking. The cottage is situated at the foot of Hartsop Dodd, within easy reach of the Eastern Fells; including Helvellyn, St Sunday Crag, Fairfield, Dollywaggon Pike and Raise. Please click the link for more information on walking around Ullswater.

The Lake District

The Lake District National Park was established in 1951 and covers an area of 2,362 square kilometres (912 sq mi). It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2017.

The principal towns of Ambleside, Windermere, Grasmere and Keswick are all a short distance away, which makes High Beckside the ideal base from which to explore the whole of Lakeland.

If you would like more information or would like to book our self catering accommodation, please contact us.