On a low granite spur , which has its footage in the southern flank of Scafell, is a small woodland intriguingly known as Giggle Alley.
Hidden at the heart of this wood is the remains of a Japanese Garden. In addition to the garden the woodland is a great place for a short family walk where children can enjoy playing hide and seek.
The Japanese Garden was commissioned by Lord Rea and designed by Thomas Mawsons team of garden designers in 1914. At its heart are a series of pools (now filled only when it rains) surrouned by bamboo, magnolia and maples.
The garden is being restored through a partnership between the Forestry Commission and the local community and is free to visit and open daily. The Post Office in Eskdale Green usually has a supply of guides for sale.