Bootle is a small village and civil parish in the borough of Copeland, Cumbria. Historically in Cumberland, the village is in the Lake District National Park, and is close to the Irish Sea coast. Also within the parish is Hycemoor, a hamlet situated 1.2 miles north-west of Bootle, where Bootle railway station is located.
Bootle is a small town with big aspirations. Bootle was granted a market charter in 1347, and was said to be the smallest market town in England. Bootle currently has a population of less than 1,000 inhabitants which makes it quiet, yet welcoming place to visit.
For those feeling energetic, Bootle offers a number of good walks. Many day trippers visit the Bootle area, with one popular walking trek taking visitors across the Black Combe towards Silecroft. The journey is around 14km with wonderful 360 panoramas available on a clear day.
Visitors can also take a trip to St Michael and All Angels' Church, which was built in the medeival era, but restored heavily in the 19th century by Lancaster based architects Paley, Austin and Paley.
For those looking for a mug of tea or a bite to eat, the 'The Byre Tearoom' is a popular stop-off at Millstones Barn on the northern edge of Bootle with views to the fells.