The magnificent Lake District National Park

The Lake District is England’s largest national park . . . and it is absolutely stunning! Just a day ago, BBC Two aired ‘The Lake District: A Wild Year’, a programme centred around the nature of the Lake District’s incredible landscape, its wildlife, and its … Read More

Escape to the Lakes for a romantic Valentine’s break

Picture the English Lake District: scenic hills and pretty vales; picturesque lakes and rushing waterfalls; gurgling becks and romantic walks; quintessential villages offering appetising handmade local foods and drink. What a wonderful place to relax mid-Winter – what a perfect place … Read More

Spring outing – where were we?

This is my third post with images of Spring. To tell you the truth, the title of this post is more than rhetorical. Quite literally, we weren’t absolutely certain where we were going. Our heading was towards Elterwater in the … Read More

Springtime in the Lakes revisited (ii)

Yesterday, I began a short series of posts showing images of the Lake District National Park in Spring. We have had another gorgeous day today in the Lakes and, because it is early May, it has reminded me of an … Read More

Gummers How

We have been having some amazing weather of late and I thought that a walk at Gummers How would be just the ticket. With no wind, bright evening sunshine, and clear skies, Hubby, Zack and I made our way to … Read More

A walk on the quiet side

It was a glorious day and Hubby, Zack and I went for a walk to Green Hill. Our original destination had been Ghyll Head, a WAADA site where fly fishing enthusiasts enjoy angling in peaceful scenic surroundings. Indeed, Hubby, my … Read More

Early May Bank Holiday weekend

This year seems to be positively rushing along: very soon, the Early May Bank Holiday weekend will be upon us. This Bank Holiday weekend actually begins on Friday, 29th April, with the actual May Bank Holiday itself falling on Monday, … 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

May Day Bank Holiday weekend in the Lake District

We are now about midway through Spring and May Day is coming up to celebrate this wonderful season. Suitably enough, May Day in 2015 falls on 1st May, which during European pagan times celebrated the first day of Summer. Now … Read More

Scenic views snapped from Blenheim Lodge

As we enter mid-November, I thought I would share some photographs I have taken recently of the views from our guest rooms at Blenheim Lodge. The photo below shows Lake Windermere and the fells as seen from our hilltop B&B … Read More

A tiny oasis

Today, being a beautiful sunny day, I decided to take a run to Ambleside. This small town is 5 miles from Blenheim Lodge, our Bed and Breakfast Guest House in Bowness-on-Windermere in the English Lake District National Park. I drove … Read More

The colours: they are a-turning

As we enter early October, the colours of our Lakeland foliage are definitely a-turning. Looking out of our kitchen window this morning as I washed up after breakfast, I noticed touches of yellow, red, and orange in the woods. The … Read More