Preserved for future generations, Yew Tree Farm. Other farms such as Hill Top and 4000 acres of prime Cumbrian Fells where donated to the National Trust by a little known (at the time) Author of children's books Helen Beatrix Potter.
Born into a wealthy Unitarian family, Potter, along with her younger brother Walter Bertram (1872-1918), grew up with few friends outside her large extended family. Her parents were artistic, interested in nature and enjoyed the countryside. As children, Beatrix and Bertram had numerous small animals as pets which they observed closely and drew endlessly. Summer holidays were spent away from London, in Scotland and in the English Lake District where Beatrix developed a love of the natural world which was the subject of her painting from an early age.