TROUTBECK - is an elongated and relatively old-fashioned village along the long-established, narrow and hilly coach road from Windermere to Penrith. The main part of the village stands above the modern road, which bypasses the village. Beatrix Potter used to live in the village at Troutbeck Park Farm, where she bred herdwick sheep. The property, and the sheep are now the property of the National Trust. Along the approach road to the village are a number of drinking troughs, bearing saintís names, which were provided for horses as they tackled the long climb over the Kirkstone Pass to Patterdale and beyond. Jesus Church was built in 1736 on the site of a 15th century chapel. It stands below the village on the modern road, and has splendid Pre-Raphaelite windows designed by Sir Edward Burne-Jones, and made by William Morris & Co.The suggested 12 mile BLACK anti-clockwise circuit of the Troutbeck valley (with 4194ft of ascent), visits the summits of Yoke, Ill Bell, Froswick, Thornthwaite Crag & Stoney Cove Pike. There is, however, an opportunity to shorten the route with a descent from Froswick via the Roman Road