The village is a modest, attractive stone-built village, between the Howgills and Asby Scar. There is a Café and Garden Centre at Lune Spring, and a trout fishery at Bessy Beck. A children’s playground has been built in the field just at the back of the property. There is an extensive network of footpaths and bridleways from the village. Buses link the village directly to Kirkby Stephen, Kendal, and Oxenholme Station.
This village, a mile to the East, and now connected by a cycle path, has two great pubs, the Black Swan and the King’s Head, which also serve great food.
The church is the Grade I-listed St. Oswald’s, which has Gilbertine ruins next to it and has pews in college style. The village also also has a par 3 golf course (there are two tees for each hole, so you can get a full 18 holes in!), tennis court, and a children’s playground.
Kirkby Stephen is the local market town, six miles to the East along the A685. It has the most extensive range of services in the area. These include a Co-op, post office, petrol stations, two banks, an outdoor shop, and an interesting range of cafés, gift shops, and specialist food retailers. There are wonderful walks in the area including Frank’s Bridge, Stenkrith Park, and (for the more energetic) Nine Standards Rigg.