Staveley is the gateway to the spectacular Kentmere Valley. It's a great base for walking and mountain biking. Staveley is also on the Dales Way and there is a lovely low level walk along the River Kent. Look out for the biannual Lakes Storytelling Festival held in September (odd years) or Staveley Carnival in July (even years). An art exhibition takes place in August.
Stavely grew up where the Gowan beck joins the River Kent and the area has been inhabited for about 4,000 years. The Romans built a road to the south of the village, linking their fort south of Kendal with the one at Ambleside. Only the tower of the 14th Century St Margaret's Church survives but the village now has the mid 19th century St Jame's Church.
The Station is less than five minute walk from the main street in Staveley. Please note the only access to the station is a via a steep flight of stairs. From Staveley you can make bus connections to the 555 Lancaster-Keswick service.
A visit to Staveley Mill Yard is a must for visitors as this area in the centre of the village is a "village within a village" and includes a brewery, cafe, cycle hire/shop, furniture manufacturing and more. The Mill Yard Studios mount seasonal exhibitions and at other times by arrangement.
Staveley is also home to Cumbria Tourism, the tourist board for Cumbria including the Lake District.
Place To Visit
Mill Yard Studios
Staveley Mill Yard
Eagle & Child Inn
Bus: Turn left out of the station and continue to the end of the road. The bus stops are labelled as "Abbey Square" and are either side of the road by the Village Hall.
Pegasus - 01539 442806
Cycle Hire: Wheelbase - www.wheelbase.co.uk 01539 821443