visit Skelton and the Forest of Inglewood...
This gently rolling land of fields and plantations was once part of the great Forest of Inglewood - a vast area of open chase and woodland stretching from Penrith to Carlisle.
At its heart is Hutton-in-the-Forest, the ancestral home of Lord and Lady Inglewood and the venue for several prestigious events such as Potfest in late July.
About the area
History & heritage
From Penrith, along to the villages of Skelton, Calthwaite and Plumpton were once within the forest but have pre-Norman origins.
Art & culture
Discover a treasure trove of artistic endeavour in this quiet corner of Cumbria.
The gardens at Hutton-in-the-Forest are a pleasing mix of herbaceous planting schemes and Victorian topiary work.
From the popular Skelton Show to exhibitions at Rheged, this otherwise sleepy area begins to buzz with creative energy.