Longsleddale: Mountains. Woods. Water.
All our riverside Self Catering Holiday rental properties are located in the breathtakingly beautiful valley of Longsleddale, just a few miles north of Kendal in the south east corner of the Lake District national park. This area was known as “The quiet quarter” as it was largely ignored by tourists who instead joined the crowds and traffic in Windermere and Ambleside some 15 minutes drive away. Convenient to get to from the M6, we are perfectly located to explore The Lake District and The Yorkshire Dales. These two national parks were merged in August 2016 to create the biggest park in the UK. In 2017 the Lake District was awarded World heritage status by UNESCO due to the continuity of traditional farming and local industry in a spectacular mountain landscape.
Longsleddale is right in the middle of it.
The valley is characterised by a narrow winding road which hugs the River Sprint upstream passing stone walls, barns and scattered farms dotted on the often wooded valley sides. The valley starts just off the A6 road at the chocolate-box-pretty village of Garnett Bridge and ends nearly 5 miles further up in magnificent mountains – Harter Fell (2539ft), Kentmere Pike and Branstree stand guard at the end of the valley and offer stunning views on the walk over to Haweswater.
Longsleddale is also a community where everyone knows each other and is home to several thousand sheep – spring is a very busy time for the local farmers. Several TV adverts have been filmed here recently which with it’s unspoilt natural beauty and tranquil setting hark back to a simpler time. It’s understandable that John Cunliffe, the author of Postman Pat used Longsleddale as the basis for the fictional village of Greendale in his popular childrens books. Come take a look.
see also http://www.longsleddale.co.uk/index.html