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Things to do in Skirwith, Cumbria

Skirwith in winter © Holi Berry

Skirwith is a beautiful village, especially in the summer. Tucked away in the countryside, just outside the Lake District and so it's close to a whole world of magnificent mountain and lake walks.

There are many walks around Skirwith. Cross Fell, starting in Kirkland, which is two miles away, is part of the Pennine mountain range. From there, one can walk for hours, days, weeks or even months!

Green, lush, vibrant and flowery, Skirwith is a very pretty village. It is in a small valley with a beck running through the middle. The middle dip also consists of a sports field, a village green and a childrens playing park with a picnic table made from stone.

Skirwith village hall is next to the park. It hosts a variety of events... weekly contemporary dance, carpet bowling, line dance and anything else that is in demand by the locals, such as past events; bingo, badminton and the table tennis club.

Celebratory events are also held at the hall such as the Christmas party (including a visit from Santa Claus), summer sports events, Halloween party and sometimes a New Years Ceilidh.

Other events such as parties, weddings, jumble sales, ceilidhs, alternative discos, share dinners, photo evenings and such also take place now and again. and theatre, dance and music performances bring extra entertainment for all the family throughout the year.

Skirwith is home to a wide selection of interesting folk. From artists, to farmers to solicitors. A few years ago, artist Alan Thompson created a book of all the members of the village. A memory and insight into the lives of the Skirwithians.

In the past, a pub, shop, school and school youth hostel existed. Now, the village sits at a quieter volume. The village hall creating the most social activity.

Peace and tranquillity trickles through the beck and creates this extremely beautiful village to visit or live.

Description by Holi Berry

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