Visit the historic home and farm of Beatrix Potter herself on a Mountain Goat from today
The incredible landscapes of the central Lake District are well known for their part in inspiring many famous authors, poets and artists, none more well known around the world as Beatrix Potter.
Famed for the writing of children's tales, Beatrix Potter wrote her most famous book "The Tail of Peter Rabbit" after spending years holidaying in the Lake District and exploring the landscapes which influenced her much-loved creations.
In total Beatrix Potter wrote thirty children's books which have been cherished by families for generations.
Her home, Hill Top House, in Near Sawrey, close to the medieval village of Hawkshead, is now a site of special significance in the Lake District, where many visitors interested in her life and career will spend a summers day learning about her accomplishments and interests.
An avid conservationist and prize-winning farmer, Beatrix Potter spent her life dedicated to conservation and fell farming, including the breeding of prize-winning Herdwick sheep, the native breed of the Lake District which are hardy enough to live on the fells all year round.
The farm and almost all of her property, including literary works and pictures were left to the National Trust on her death in an effort to continue her conservation works after she passed.
Hill Top has just reopened for the English half term holidays and will remain open for the remained of the summer season, although it is closed on Fridays outside of the holiday periods.
If you choose to take Mountain Goat's Beatrix Potter's Favourite Countryside tour then you will not only visit this incredible historic home but will spend some time in the most breathtaking parts of the Lake District, from Tarn Hows, which boasts incredible views of the Langdales and the central Lakes, to charming towns and the waters of Lake Windermere.
Whether you're a fan of Beatrix Potter's work or not, this tour is the perfect way to get a taste of the Lake District's heritage and learn about one of the great minds who helped shape its history.