A walk up Orrest Head

I love walking with Hubby and Zack, our Pyrenean. Zack is an old dog, and at one point, we almost lost him for good. Thus, it is such a joy to see him walking well and taking in with gusto … Read More

5 best reasons for visiting the Lakes

Hubby and I have been living in the Lakes now for close on 14 years. Our guest house is in Bowness-on-Windermere, a pretty Lakeland village and one of the main entry points into the Lakes as it is only 20 minutes’ … Read More

Enjoy a getaway in the Lakes this weekend

The Lake District is beautiful anytime of the year. Yes, like all other parts of the UK, we get all kinds of weather thrown at us, but this amazing landscape retains its innate splendour come rain or shine. The Lakes … Read More

The Lake District in the new year

Since the new year began, the Lake District has certainly lived up to its name and displayed a multitude of faces within the past week or so. We have had glorious sunshine; wind and driving rain; calm windless days tempered … Read More

Mad as a Hatter March Offers

We have just set up a new offer in March called ‘Mad as a Hatter’. Basically, throughout the whole of March, we are offering any midweek night from only £39.50 per person per night, including breakfast. Mad as a Hatter … Read More

Wainwright’s Haystacks

This evening, BBC 4 screened a programme called ‘Wainwright’s Walks’. This is the first of four episodes, and it takes viewers up to Haystacks, Wainwright’s favourite fell, out of the 214 in the Lake District. Even via the medium of … Read More

Walking in the Lake District

We have had quite a number of walkers staying with us recently, with many reaching us on foot as they come off The Dales Way. Blenheim Lodge is quietly located on a fell, with easy access to the fields, woodlands, … Read More

Some walks near Blenheim Lodge

The English Lake District is known for its innumerable places to walk. Always, there is beautiful countryside to explore and even more spectacular views to take in. From scenery that encompasses lakes and mountains to quaint villages and hamlets where … Read More

Mountains

I have a fascination for mountains. I am taken in wonder by their majesty and impregnable mysteries; but I also fear and respect them for what they are. For many people, animals and plants, the mountains they inhabit provide not … Read More

Lake District wonders

The Lake District is such a special place because of how it looks and what it symbolises. When one thinks of the Lake District, the image is one of outstanding physical beauty and peaceful serenity. The Lake District is still … Read More

Pretty villages in the Lake District

There are many towns, villages and hamlets in Cumbria, home of the English Lake District. My inspiration for today’s post comes from watching ‘Escape to the Country’ this afternoon. The presenter, Alistair Campbell, was helping a couple to find a … Read More