Beatrix Potter

The village of Near Sawrey, which is close to Hawkshead is famous because of its former resident Beatrix Potter, who created the characters Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddleduck, Mrs Tiggy Winkle and Jeremy Fisher to name but a few.

Buckle Yeat is notable for its inclusion in The Tale of Tom Kitten, The Pie and Patty Pan and Pigling Bland, stories written and illustrated by the famous children's' author.

The former home of Beatrix Potter - 'Hill Top' is now owned by the National Trust and open to the public.  This popular building attracts visitors from all around the world.

This image of Duchess as featured in the Beatrix Potter book "The tale of the Pie and the Pattypan", Duchess is said to be receiving an invation to tea from Ribby the cat, she is stood on the pathway at the front of Buckle Yeat.