Welcome to the Levens Village Community Website
The Levens Village website is managed by Levens Parish Council and the community itself. On here you will find more information about Levens Village, the area, activities that are going on, the community, the various Groups that we have, local businesses and a list of useful local contacts. If you have any comments or information and photos you would like to add, please get in touch.
About Levens Village
Where is Levens?
North of the Morecambe Bay estuary, between the Rivers Gilpin and Kent, six miles south of Kendal and just outside the southern boundary of the Lake District National Park - Click here to see our Map
Recorded as Lefuenes in the Domesday Book, the friendly village of Levens was formerly known as Beathwaite Green until the Parish was created in 1836. Covering a swathe of the Lyth Valley, famed for its pretty damson trees, between the Rivers Gilpin and Kent, the Parish includes Levens Hall, pasture farming, woodland and low fells. Traces of settlement here since the Bronze, Iron, Romano-British and Viking Ages have been found.
Pleasant walks abound in this limestone area where rare plants nestle on neighbouring Whitbarrow Scar with its limestone pavements; unusual goats and deer frequent Levens Hall Park where the Hall displays its famous topiary gardens.
Of the three pubs within the parish, the Hare and Hounds is in the village, the Gilpin Bridge Inn is nearby just off the A590 and the Strickland Arms is at Sizergh.
Services include the C of E Primary School, a Bowling Club, Brownies, St John’s (C of E) Church, a Methodist Chapel, the Central Stores, Linda's - the hairdresser's - and Post Office facilities on three afternoons – all in the village centre.
Accommodation is available at Heaves Hotel on the A590 and at various B&B’s.
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