Leave the site travel 2 miles southwest on an area called Burns 1st left B5322 into the Vale capture and digest the splendours by using the many viewing points.
St Johns in the Vale
A Glacial Valley in the Lake District Nation Park retaining a small number of farms and settlements. The whole area is surrounded by several mountain ranges with narrow passes in the gorge and the views are just stunning. Points of interest are many, Threlkeld Quarry Mining Museum parking available discover the machinery used in the industry.
A small quaint 1845 church grade II listed simply constructed in slate and igneous rock, the roof being off green slate with a small tower attached. Inside are stained glass windows and a open timbered roof. Parking is available, which allows you to take a walk to Tewet Tarn a good ramble walk of 5 mile round trip but worth the effort the only way to see it.
Tewet Tarn is reached via a footpath over the fellside, explore the Lake and continue over the Nabble Bridge onto the Castlerigg Stone, a stone circle dated back to 3000 BC you will be delighted in the scenery.
Continue only half a mile northwest into Keswick on the A5271 and nestling between the huge bulk of the Skiddaw and the gentle beauty of the Derwentwater a small market town with its market every Saturday. Go and view the pleasant town, featuring the Moot Hall and much more including 2 great museums full of exhibits. The Mining and Rock Museum and the Cumberland Pencil Museum displaying the world’s largest pencil.
Finally visit the Derwentwater a principal bodies of water in the Lake District National Park being 3 mile long and 1 mile wide. Within the Lake are several islands surrounded by wooded slopes in the hills, having many recreational walks with places to hire boats or take the passenger boat trip. They have a variety amount of shops and eateries.