Hawkshead Village

With its whitewashed houses, cobbled alleyways, courtyards and squares, Hawkshead is often referred to as one of the most picturesque villages in the Lake District and was home to William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter. The center of the village is closed to through traffic, which makes it a pleasure to explore and browse in the shops. Refreshment is at hand in the several historic tea shops and Inns dotted throughout the village, where you can relax and let the world go by.


Hawkshead was once an important medieval town and the center of the woollen industry in North Lancashire, so it is not surprising to find many beautiful and interesting buildings of architectural importance in the village. However, behind its tourist image there is a living community full of history and tradition, with a strong literary heritage.


Stoke-on-Trent based commercial photographer Iain Davidson captured these stunning images during his many visits to Hawkshead and its environs. For more information about his photography and his work.


Iain can be contacted at Iain Davidson Photographic by e-mailing him at iain.davidson4@btopenworld.com and a beautiful book of Iain’s Lakeland photographs entitled ‘Hawkshead and The Langdale Valley’ can be previewed here.

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