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Little known attractions in the Lake District

If you’re visiting the Lake District there are certainly many famous sites you are going to want to see. One of the attractions in this national park you might not be aware of is Dodd Wood. This is a peak that is a subsidiary of the Skiddaw range, which is one of the largest in the Lakes.

Despite its height being smaller than some of its surrounding mountains, the view from the top of this peak is absolutely incredible. You will also find it a beautiful climb as there are forests to walk through which are made up of a wide variety of different conifer trees.

Until the 1970s there was a working sawmill on the mountain but today this has been converted into a tearoom called The Old Sawmill. This is a particularly interesting place as it is almost as much a Museum as it is a tearoom, as you will find all sorts of forestry tools around the tearoom along with old photographs and information about the local history of the place.

If you have come to this peak in the winter, then you are going to welcome the large wood burning stove inside which is going to keep any guests warm even when it is very chilly outside. If you are thinking about visiting this part of the Lake District, there are plenty of accommodation options nearby including many holiday cottages. This is really a beautiful area of the Lake District, and you should certainly consider staying here.

You will also find that the tearoom serves up great food, so if you are hiking and want somewhere to find a decent hearty lunch, then you should definitely stop in. The special of Cumberland sausage, is definitely worth trying out, especially after a long days walking.


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