Visit and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Duddon Valley, Cumbria. The River Duddon rises near Three Shires Stone at the top of Wrynose Pass. The river descends through Wrynose Bottom, dividing Cumberland on the West from Lancashire on the East. And from here, where it leaves the road that begins (at Cockley Beck Bridge) to climb Hardknott Pass, the river is the county boundary to the sea. A road follows the Duddon's east side through Seathwaite (not the Borrowdale one) and Dunnerdale villages, crosses to Ulpha in Cumbria, and returns to the east side to join the A595 at Duddon Bridge. The Coniston range is on the East. At Ulpha you can turn North West to reach Eskdale without surmounting Hardknott Pass. The lower area of Duddon is also called Dunnerdale.
The river inspired 35 of Wordsworth's sonnets; his Notes on the Duddon series commemorated the Rev. Robert Walker—“Wonderful Walker”— of the now rebuilt Seathwaite church. The poet's “Kirk of Ulpha”, built in local stone, is still there.
Nearby towns: Ambleside, Coniston, Egremont, Keswick, Millom
Nearby villages: Beckfoot, Boot, Broughton-in-furness, Corney, Drigg, Elterwater, Grasmere, Greenodd, Grizebeck, Grizedale, Haverthwaite, Hawkshead, High Nibthwaite, High Wray, High Yewdale, Kirksanton, Newby Bridge, Ravenglass, Rusland, Rydal, Santon, Santon Bridge, Seathwaite, Silecroft, Soutergate, Torver, Ulpha, Waberthwaite
Have you decided to visit or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a bed and breakfast (a B&B or b and b)
- a guesthouse
- a hotel (or motel)
- a self-catering establishment, or
- other accommodation