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

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

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

The enchantment of the Lakes

This week has seen us at Blenheim Lodge welcoming a good number of overseas guests. And all of them have been ever so enchanted by the beauty of the Lakes. For some guests, this has included gazing out the windows … 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

Postcards of the Lake District

The saying goes that a picture is worth a thousand words, and most postcards do this well. However, great picture postcards do not simply capture an image but go one step further: they encapsulate within the confines of a small … 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

Active summer holidays in the Lakes

Activity breaks are excellent fun for guests who enjoy the great outdoors. At Blenheim Lodge, the great outdoors are literally on our doorstep. For example, simply take a minute’s stroll from the front door of our B&B in Bowness-on-Windermere and … Read More

A day in the Lakes using public transport

At Blenheim Lodge in Bowness-on-Windermere, we often welcome guests who visit with us via public transport. Blenheim Lodge is located about 5 minutes’ cab ride from Windermere train station and bus depot, Windermere. However, more energetic guests may decide to … Read More

An outdoors kind of day

Yesterday I wrote about an indoors kind of day, but today is definitely an outdoors kind of day! The sun is shining warmly down on all and sundry in Windermere, there is no wind, and visibility is excellent. It is … Read More