Tour ‘C’ – The ‘Beatrix Potter’ Lake District Experience
This is a brand new full day tour
This new tour will focus on Beatrix Potter and her interest in Conservation. Visiting a number of locations that were of interest to Beatrix.
A full day tour every Friday departing from Coniston at 9.30am., Ambleside at 10.00am and Windermere at 10.15am
- Wray Castle
- Hawkshead with its Viking roots and also home to the Beatrix Potter Gallery
- Tarn Hows
- Coniston Water
- Visit to Yew Tree Farm for a guided tour, the first of Beatrix Potters farms (a true Herdwick experience). Also used as the location of ‘Hilltop Farm’ for the purpose of the movie Miss Potter played by and starring Renée Zellweger
- Return to Windermere via Elterwater and other scenic locations
The tour of the grounds of Yew Tree Farm will at times be given by Jo McGrath who lives at the farm. She is in many ways a modern version of Beatrix Potter in that she is also a superb animal artist. There is an opportunity to feed the Herdwick sheep by hand and learn about the processes that occur from breeding through to final woollen products. There are some excellent photo opportunities on this farm visit that are not open to the general public. This really is a special part of this day tour and the cost of this visit is included.