Beatrix Potter bought Hill Top in 1905, having fallen in love with the Lake District and the surrounding area. Over the next few years she spent as much time as possible at Hill Top, gaining inspiration for her stories from the farmhouse and the local villages.
Hardknott Pass from Hardknott Castle (Roman Fort) - Hardknott Pass is a mountain pass in the heart of the Lake District, England. It is a popular challenge for drivers as it is one of the steepest through roads in Britain, with a 30% (approx. 1:3) gradient and numerous hairpins