The beautiful Kentmere valley is situated in the Lake District National Park, to the north of Kendal and the village of Staveley in Cumbria. Kentmere village has about 80 residents and around 60 dwellings, which are spaced out on either side of the upper reaches of the River Kent. The valley is popular with walkers and cyclists, with the famous Kentmere Horseshoe walk around the head of the valley giving views of Kentmere Reservoir. Further down the valley, to the south of Kentmere Church, the River Kent widens out to form the picturesque Kentmere Tarn.