Local Businesses

The area is still predominantly a rural community with 18 active farms and a further eleven or so agricultural related businesses. Over the last 40 years the number of active farms has fallen from 43 to its present 18. Farms have been sold off in some cases amalgamating with other farms or the land let for grazing. Farmhouses have become residential houses. Farms producing milk have fallen from 37 to the present number of 2.

The are however a number of other local businesses within the area providing a variety of local and even international services. In many instances these are small home-run enterprises and some 60 people are employed full-time and 30 people part time many of whom live in the parish

Click here for Business Support Links and here are some of our local businesses with links to their web sites where available.


BVS Video Productions

Based in South Cumbria, UK, can offer full video product facilities. From the capture of images, using state of the art equipment, to a complete video production. BVS Video Productions


Welcome to Pub of the Year

Michelin Pub Guide 2009

"Impressive wine lists, striking interiors, warm welcomes or enchanting locations? ...only one pub can take the title" ...and its us!
We are delighted with our award and we hope you will pay us a visit and judge for yourself; we look forward to welcoming you!
The Punch Bowl

Cowmire Hall damson Gin

Cowmire Hall damson gin

Welcome to Cowmire Hall in the Lake District, home of the best Damson Gin.
Cowmire Hall

Terra Firma

Terra Firma

For hard landscaping, ponds, patio, rockeries, turfing, fencing etc. contact Joel Crompton at Terra Firma Landscape Construction, Greenbank Farm, Crosthwaite, Tel: 07786073606. Visit http://www.terrafirma-landscapes.co.uk/

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Lyth Refexology

(Rosalind Walmsley MAR)

Experience the calming and relaxing effects of a reflexology treatment, a gentle non-invasive therapy, working the reflex areas on the feet. Reflexology promotes relaxation, improves mood, aids sleep, helps to relieve tension and improves sense of well-being.

Treatments available
  • Reflexology
  • Hot stone reflexology - allowing for more in-depth treatment
  • Structural Reflexology┬« - combines foot function with reflexology to address the causes of foot pain
  • Reflexology Lymph Drainage - a reflexology technique to help with lymphoedema

To make an appointment, phone 07825 199357

Website: https://www.lythreflexology.co.uk/

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CAS Access

CAS Access is a contractor specialising in work at height and difficult access, see our website for further details. CAS Access

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Continental Camping Huts built at Low Farm in the Lyth Valley. The freedom of canvas…… without the damp. Customised for your needs. Click here "The POD" to see our website or here Camping Pods UK LTD for the POD Hire business (www.campingpodsuk.com).

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DC Access - Tree Surgery & Rope Access Services

DC Access are the Tree Surgery and Rope Access Professionals. They offer high quality and safe arboricultural services including tree surgery, tree removal, hedge cutting, stump removal, logging, wood chipping, waste removal and re-instatement of area services. The their website for further details - http://www.dcaccess.co.uk/.

Bob Pitt taxi service

Bob Pitt (Private Taxi Hire)

I am a private hire (taxi) service operating from Starnthwaite Ghyll, Crosthwaite.

I am available for journeys of any distance, in and out of the Crosthwaite/ Lyth Valley area and I am available for travel at any time. So if you have to travel very early or late at night do not hesitate to contact me.

I drive a modern MPV with space for six adults. I am fully licensed by SLDC, have full professional taxi insurance, and I have been CRB checked in line with current legislation.

I am also first aid trained with a certificate from St John's Ambulance.

Please bear in mind that I am the sole owner and operator, and sometimes will be unavailable because I need to rest but I will endeavour to meet your requirements when I can.

I hope to be very competitive and give good value. Please call me for prices on my dedicated business number: 07582 510749

Trish Hart soft furnishings

Trish Hart - Re-upholstery and Soft Furnishings

Complete re-upholstery of traditional and modern furniture.

Providing a making up service for curtains, loose covers and other soft furnishings.

015395 68869

Chris Rabone Landscapes - Garden design and Landscaping

Chris Rabone Landscapes is a garden design and landscaping business, established in 2001. We have extensive experience in all garden design and landscaping fields. Our team of imaginative designers and landscapers is dedicated to transforming lifeless landscapes into stunning gardens and estates, escapist retreats, play areas and town gardens.
Please call Chris on 01539 552900 or visit us at Studio 4, Halecat, Witherslack
Please visit out website for inspiration www.chrisrabone.co.uk.

Cumbria Rural Enterprise Agency

The local enterprise agency covering South Lakeland offering a range of business support, grants, planning and environmental advice for new and existing businesses including farm businesses, mostly publicly funded Tel: 01768 800350 or https://cumbriacvs.org.uk/training-and-events/locations/cumbria-rural-enterprise-agency-crea/