Heading into Beatrix Potter countryside

Start off with the short walk to Latterbarrow but instead of climbing to the top of it, take the path which passes along its south western flank, heading south. Weave your way along, either past Wise Een and Moss Eccles Tarns or through the woods and return the way you didn't go or perhaps go along the shore of Windermere up to Wray Castle and back. There are lots of different paths so you'll need your map to be sure you're going where you think you are! The pubs in Near Sawrey and Far Sawrey are both handily placed for lunch, but although The Tower Bank Arms at Near Sawrey is probably the better of the two, you may want to avoid it during school holidays as it will be heaving with Peter Rabbit pilgrims, being next door to Hill Top, the one time home of Beatrix Potter. We like the Cuckoo Brow at Far Sawrey.