Staveley is a pretty Lake District village, surrounded by rolling countryside interspersed with valleys, woods and drystone walls.
The bustling village is situated at the mouth of the Kentmere Valley, just four miles from the busy market town of Kendal. The village is a handy starting point for many outdoor adventures and is particularly popular amongst walkers and bikers as it provides such great access into the Lake District National Park. With the National Cycle Route and the Dales Way footpath running through Staveley there are a limitless number of walks, runs and rides accessible from Avondale Bungalow.
Three hills overlook the village of Staveley; Reston Scar, Piked Howe (aka Craggy Wood) and Lily Fell. Reston Scar and Piked Howe sit either side of the opening into the Kentmere Valley which mark the beginning of a large horseshoe chain of hills and popular 13 mile walking route known as the Kentmere Round. The 19.3 mile Garburn Pass mountain bike route is a fantastic and popular, technical ride which sets out from the centre of Staveley.
In the centre of the village is Staveley Mill Yard, home to over 20 small enterprises and workshops, including Wheelbase, the UK’s largest cycle store, the Hawkshead Brewery micro-brewery, Scoop ice-cream parlour, More? Bakery artisan bread maker, Lakeland Artisan Cumbrian shop and the famous walkers’ cafe, Wilfs.