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

Beautiful, wonderful day of sun and snow!

It has been a lovely day today in Bowness-on-Windermere. From our guest house, Blenheim Lodge, we are able to enjoy some truly spectacular views of Lake Windermere and the fells beyond from our B&B. I took a couple of photos … Read More

Shopping in Bowness-on-Windermere

One thing I like about the Lake District is the variety of independent shops that can be found in its many towns and villages. Unlike big towns or city centres, Lakeland abounds with individual stores which often sell quirky items … 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

Clouds

Today saw the last morning of our Malaysian visitors’ holiday with us. They had been staying for the previous eight nights and, as is the way of Lakeland weather, they had experienced all variations except snow. However, they could see … 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

Some Cumbrian denizens

I was going through another lot of photographs today taken by Pui when we were out together in the summer. It occurred to me that some creatures living in Cumbria and the Lake District are so common that they seem … Read More

Esthwaite Water

Esthwaite Water is probably one of my favourite lakes in the English Lake District. It is located about 20 minutes from Blenheim Lodge, our bed and breakfast guest house in Bowness-on-Windermere, and accessed from our place either via car ferry … Read More

A lazy summer holiday in the Lakes

This weekend, we had staying with us a man and his wife who were celebrating his big birthday. Normally, he said, they would have rented a caravan but this time his wife was treating him. She had even told him … 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

The Dales Way

Over the past two months, we have been welcoming a goodly number of people walking The Dales Way footpath. The Dales Way ends or begins, depending on which way you are travelling, a literal half-minute stroll from our front door. … Read More

Tarn Hows

I have seldom been so awestruck by scenery as I was by Tarn Hows, an absolutely gorgeous lake, small but perfectly formed. Tarn Hows is located in the hills between Coniston and Hawkshead, a few miles from Blenheim Lodge, our … Read More