The village of Crosby Ravensworth clusters around its church - St Lawrence's. Although most of the church is Victorian there are parts which date back to the 13th Century. The other hub of activity in the village is the Butchers Arms pub which was bought by the community in 2011, refurbished and now offers a warm welcome and good food.
The village lies close to the source of the River Lyvennet which flows north to join the River Eden. There are lovely walks from the village to nearby Maulds Meaburn and up on to Crosby Ravensworth Fell.