Staveley is the gateway to the spectacular Kentmere Valley. Visitors who choose Staveley as a base will be well rewarded by the beauty and calm of the area. The relatively gentle scarps of Reston Scar, Spy Crag and Lily Fell overlook Staveley and mark the beginning of an additional chain of hills known as the Kentmere Round. Staveley is not just for walkers, it has a lot more to offer including varied shops and bespoke businesses; fishing and mountain biking.
A visit to Staveley Mill Yard, located in the centre of the village, is a must for visitors and includes a brewery, cafe, cycle hire/shop, furniture manufacturing and more. The Mill Yard draws a number of locals and visitors every day. Hawshead Brewery is also situated at Staveley Mill Yard – don’t miss the regular beer festivals – the Spring Beerfest usually during March and the summer Beerfest usually held in July.
Staveley 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. The village has plenty of accommodation with pubs and cafés and there is also a camping and caravanning site just one mile away.
Access to Staveley station is via a steep flight of stairs so please be aware of this before you travel. From Staveley you can make bus connections to the 555 Lancaster-Keswick service.