visit caldbeck & hesket newmarket...
A couple of hundred years ago, Caldbeck was a thriving hive of self-sufficiency with at least eight mills and its own brewery. Today, most of the mills have been converted to houses or restored for craft workshops, but traces of Caldbeck's industrial past can be readily gleaned from what survives.
Just a stone's throw away is Hesket Newmarket, known for its community-owned pub and brewery. Attractive 18th century houses are ranged down either side of its central green where the market cross still stands.
explore caldbeck & hesket newmarket
History & heritage
Caldbeck is named after the river on which it stands - the Cold Beck. The river once supported many industrial processes.
Art & culture
Today, some of the mills have been restored for craft workshops. Quality locally made items, from jewellery to clogs!
art & culture
The Caldbeck Fells, Back o' Skidda' (Skiddaw) is now become the haunt of moorland birds and walkers on the Cumbria Way.
There is lots going on throughout the year, especially in the summer months.