The Area

Caldbeck Parish includes the villages of Hesket Newmarket and Caldbeck.  It lies at the foot of the Northern Fells of the Cumbrian Lake District, overlooked by Carrock Fell, High Pike, and Brae Fell, with the peak of Skiddaw beyond. It stretches from High Intack in the west to Haltcliff Bridge in the east and from the north at Blue Gate to the south at Linewath.

The Parish is within the jurisdiction of Allerdale Borough Council and most of it, excluding only Friar Row in the village of Caldbeck, lies within the Lake Distict National Park. Caldbeck Parish is a beautiful and quiet rural area, although it has two working villages, both with shops, post offices and pubs. The parish has a Church, two Chapels, a Parish Hall and a Primary School and there are a number of active local organisations. It is difficult to believe that it was once one of the busiest mining areas in England with a much larger population, and had a number of working water mills.  See History.

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For a map of the general area click here