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Southwaite is a small village in the parish of Hesket, in the Eden District, in the English county of Cumbria.
It is located on a minor road about a mile and a half away from the A6 road and about a mile away from the M6 motorway which can be accessed from Southwaite services, which has been named after the village. It has the west coast main line going through the middle of it and the River Petteril nearby. It once had a railway station called Southwaite railway station but it was closed in 1952. Historically it was within Inglewood Forest.
Nearby settlements include the villages of Ivegill, Low Hesket, High Hesket and the hamlet of Mellguards.
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