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This photo of Near Sawrey village was taken from a position directly across the road from Hill Top, the house which was once the home of children's author and illustrator Beatrix Potter. She lived at Hill Top Farm in Near Sawrey, from age 30 in 1896. A number of sites in the villages were used in her books such as The Tale of Tom Kitten, The Fairy Caravan, The Pie and the Patty Pan and The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck.
Near Sawrey and Far Sawrey are two neighbouring villages in the Furness area of Cumbria. Historically part of Lancashire, they are located in the Lake District between the town of Hawkshead and the lake of Windermere. The two lie on the B5285, which runs from Hawkshead to the Windermere Ferry, a car ferry across Windermere one mile to the east of the villages.
We caught a bus from Ambleside to Hawkeshead and then a smaller bus to Hill Top. After visiting Hill Top it was an easy walk to the ferry which took us back to Bowness-on-Windermere.

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