What’s happening in the Lakes over the next few weeks?

What’s happening in the Lakes over the next weeks for visitors to enjoy? Aside, that is, from the usual fabulous things to see and do in the Lake District National Park? Here are a few activity and event options to … Read More

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

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

So pretty in May!

I hadn’t meant to take any photos today, but the views from my windows at Blenheim Lodge beckoned me. It is such a lovely fresh Spring day today: dewy green leaves upon the trees, shrubs and flowering plants; a playful … 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

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

A Lake District summer holiday

Images of a Lake District summer holiday: blue, blue skies sunlit fell tops shimmering lakes and tarns glistening becks that gurgle with glee  wide open spaces all to oneself – and perhaps one’s companions too What’s there not to like? … Read More

Weekend day out in the Lake District

The Lake District National Park is, as usual, chock full of things to see and do. This first weekend in July 2015 is no different. Activities range from the more mundane to some more exciting events. Here are a few … Read More

Take a walk

It’s April – Springtime! And just about the best weather to start walking again without getting too hot, too cold, or – dare I say it? – too wet! The Lake District, popularised by the Romantic poets, is one of … Read More

To my Valentine

As Valentine’s Day approaches, many couples will be gearing up to celebrate their special romantic love for each other. I was reading through a few poems by famous writers recently, and thought I would share a few along the way. Here is … 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