From its stunning viewpoint, Hill Top overlooks the beautiful Rusland Valley in which a small river called the Rusland Pool gently wends its way from the nearby Grizedale Forest to join the estuary of the River Leven and an inlet of Morecambe Bay. With its Sites of Special Scientific Interest, this idyllic setting offers walks amongst ancient woodlands, the Rusland Valley Mosses and the magnificent Rusland Beeches - all directly from our doorstep. On many evenings and early mornings throughout the year it’s possible to see wonderful ethereal mists settled in the valley. This jewel of the southern Lake District offers perfect tranquillity for observing the abundant wildlife - deer can sometimes even be found in our grounds. No wonder the Vikings first chose to settle in this area!