The little village of Troutbeck in the South Lakeland area of Cumbria makes the perfect base for exploring the Lake District National Park. Located in between the towns of Windmere and Ambleside, you’re not far from great shops and restaurants though the village benefits from having a post office, general store and three traditional pubs on the village’s main road. An infrequent bus service runs through the village in the summer months while by car Troutbeck is only a short distance from the area’s great attractions, sights, supermarkets and shops. The village is in a conservation area, with many listed and National Trust owned buildings to be found in the village. Fans of climbing and hiking will be pleased to see the peaks of Thornthwaite Crag, Ill Bell and Yoke to the outskirts of Troutbeck Valley. If you’re visiting the area, try visiting the sites of the Lake District National Park, experience the magic at The World of Beatrix Potter in Bowness-upon-Windmere or pay a visit to Wray Castle in nearby Ambleside.