Rosthwaite is the hub of the local community, and home to the Borrowdale Show, the Borrowdale Fell Race, and the Village Institute. Residents and walkers alike appreciate the hospitality afforded by this village with its quaint oldĀ buildings and local housing. Many people of note have stayed here. Hugh Walpole’s fictional ‘Rogue Herries’ lived at Hazel Bank at the foot of the old monastic pack-horse route to Watendlath.