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a Picturesque Village in the county of Cumbria

About Torver

The lovely village of Torver is found in rich countryside beside Coniston Water in England's Lake District National Park. It is a delightful place to stay and is noted as a starting point for exploring the Old Man of Coniston, or that favourite of Wordsworth, the beautiful Duddon Valley.

From the village you can wend your way over lonely moorland, past sparkling rivers and silvery tarns, entering a magical world of beautiful scenery and wildlife that has inspired poet's, author's and artists for many a long year.

Torver itself is an attractive place with lovely old stone cottages and a few impressive stone houses of yesteryear. It has a graceful church, St. Luke's, built by Paley and Austin in 1883 to replace an earlier church on the site of a 12th century chapel.

The village caters mainly for walkers and tourists. Once the stability of the village depended on surrounding farms, but these days it is mainly a small resort village with friendly bed and breakfast accommodation and a couple of pleasant inns, one dating back to the 14th century!

Places to visit include Lake Windermere, Grizedale Forest Park, Stott Park Bobbin Mill, Rydal Mount, and if time permits take a trip on the Lakeside and Hatherthwaite Steam Railway.

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Winter view of Black Combe from the lane near Broughton Mills, Cumbria.

Broughton Mills (4 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Cumbria

(4.5 miles, 7.3 km, direction SW of Torver)

It offers a panorama of superb views in all directions, and is certainly one of the most magnificent walking areas close to the western fringe of the Lake District National Park...

Hall Dunnerdale

Hall Dunnerdale (2 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Cumbria

(4.5 miles, 7.3 km, direction W of Torver)

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Hawkshead (116 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Cumbria

(4.8 miles, 7.7 km, direction NE of Torver)

The pretty village of Hawkshead is full of old-world picturesque charm throughout its traffic-free streets where one can roam freely to investigate all it has to offer in the way.....

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Bowness on Windermere (206 Pictures) in the county of Cumbria

(7.7 miles, 12.3 km, direction E of Torver)

This is the principal resort on Lake Windermere, it is a town crammed with quaint narrow streets jammed full of summer tourists which sprawls along the shores of the lake somewhere between Waterhead and Lakeside...

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Boot (7 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Cumbria

(8.2 miles, 13.2 km, direction NW of Torver)

Boot is one of Lakeland's precious jewels, a charming stone village surrounded by towering scenery which includes two of the regions most scenic waterfalls, the Dalegarth Force and Birker Force...

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Tarn Hows 5

Tarn Hows (98 Pictures)

(4.6 miles, 7.4 km, direction NE)

This exceptional magical landscape is known as Beatrix Potter Country. For it is here amongst Lakeland's magnificent tarns and.....

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Hardknott Roman Fort (3 Pictures)

(6.2 miles, 10.1 km, direction NW)


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Lake Windermere (148 Pictures)

(6.9 miles, 11.1 km, direction E)

This is the Lake District National Park's most dazzling resort as well as being England's largest natural lake. It is surrounded.....

A view of Langdale Pikes, Little Langdale, Cumbria from Tarn Hows.

Langdale Pikes (44 Pictures)

(8.0 miles, 12.9 km, direction N)

These famous pikes rise loftily above the village of Langdale, whilst below visitors can savour the wild and desolate beauty of.....

Dove Cottage in Grasmere. The one time home of the Poet William Wordsworth

Dove Cottage (6 Pictures)

(8.7 miles, 14.1 km, direction NE)

Dove cottage in the Lake District is the former home of the poet William Wordsworth and is where he wrote much of his famous.....

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The Lake District (1476 Pictures)

(9.2 miles, 14.8 km, direction N)

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The world famous Laurel & Hardy Museum in Ulverston, Cumbria. Birthplace of Stan Laurel

The Laurel & Hardy Museum (1 Pictures)

(9.8 miles, 15.8 km, direction S)

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