Lake District National Park: World Heritage Site

The Lake District National Park is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The incredible beauty of its wonderful landscape won the vote at Krakow earlier this month. To those of us who live here, however, it is – put simply … 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

A bridge across

The A591 is considered the most beautiful highway in England. And, indeed, this Cumbrian motorway winds through some of the most spectacular scenery to be had in the Lake District National Park. From Bowness-on-Windermere in the South Central Lakes where … Read More

August Bank Holiday weekend in the Lake District

I thought I would write a few posts around the August Bank Holiday Weekend coming up starting with this one. After all, August is nigh upon us, being approximately only a week away! As August is one of the main … Read More

Lake District: things to see & do this weekend

The beautiful Lake District National Park in Cumbria is never short of things to see and do. This weekend, as usual, there is lots to keep all and sundry occupied. Why not come and join us for a great weekend break … Read More

Autumn in the Lake District

The Lake District is truly one of those places on Earth that looks beautiful all year round. Despite the anomalies of the current Autumn weather, where it can rain one minute and shine in the next, there can be no … Read More

Boat trips in the Lake District

The Lake District is probably one of the most picturesque places in the world. It is home to numerous waters, some of which can be explored on commercially operated ferries and small boating craft. Some of these lakes include Windermere, … Read More

Lakeland waters on a summer day

Thousands of people visit the English Lake District because of its beautiful landscape of lakes and mountains. On a hot summer day, what better way is there to cool down than to head towards those self-same waters in hopes of … Read More

A clear day

I woke up today expecting rain, but was pleasantly surprised. Outside, bright blue skies beckoned, and the air was still. Not a breath of wind stirred the tiniest leaf. It’s days like these that make the colder months of the … Read More

Day out on the buses

This morning saw me helping an elderly couple who wanted to visit the areas between Bowness-on-Windermere and Keswick. As they did not have private transport and the skies were a bright blue with every indication of good weather for the … 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

A muggy day

Today has been what I call a ‘muggy’ day. Despite rather overcast skies and a sun valiantly trying to peep through dense clouds, it has been a warm and humid day, with not so much as a breath of wind … Read More