Limefitt, Troutbeck, Windermere, Cumbria
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Limefitt is a 5 Star Park spectacularly situated in one of Lakeland’s most beautiful valleys capturing the very essence of the Lake District National Park - a friendly place of peace and tranquillity set amidst truly breath taking scenery.
With its spectacular and unspoilt surroundings, direct access to the Lakeland fells and abundance of walks and wildlife one could be forgiven for thinking that Limefitt is remote but, surprisingly for a place of such natural beauty, it is not.
Limefitt is only a mile away from the new conservation are at Dubbs Reservoir. Dubbs Reservoir and Dubbs Beck, near Ings, now form part of the River Kent special area of conservation and are an important habitat for animals such as the native white clawed crayfish, badgers and swans.
Limefitt is conveniently situated on the A592 just two and a half miles from Bowness on Windermere on the way to the Kirkstone Pass. It is on the route of a regular bus service that runs from Windermere Station to Patterdale.
For security the park gates are locked between 11.30 pm and 8.00 am.
From the 15th Century until recent times, Limefitt was a working Lakeland sheep farm. The reception area is sited in a 14th century mill building and the old hay barn has been converted into a comfortable Lakeland pub that serves excellent meals. This well-maintained site also has a shop, take-away, launderette/drying room with ironing facilities, and children`s play area and river pool.
One of the main features of Limefitt is Trout Beck itself, which flows through the park. Trout Beck is one of the main sources of replenishment for Windermere. Its name comes from Old Norse and appears in documents from 1292 as Trutebyk. The river rises between the peaks of Stony Cove Pike and Thornthwaite Crag in the High Street range, at a height of about 1970 feet (600 m). From its source the Trout Beck descends some 1840 feet (560 m) in a distance of about seven miles (11 km). The river is a trout fishery where brown trout can be caught. Anglers should enquire locally about licences (an Environment Agency Rod Licence is required).
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