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

Gorgeous Autumn colours in the Lakes

Autumn’s here, and the colours are absolutely gorgeous! So brilliantly gorgeous that I thought I would post some recent photos in this post. We parked alongside the River Brathay near Ambleside, about 5 miles from our guest house, Blenheim Lodge, … Read More

Videos on Facebook

I have only recently learnt how to put videos up on Facebook, and have begun putting up videos now and again, and photos too. This was something taught to me, a technophobe, by someone over the past six months. I … Read More

A forgotten photograph

I rather like old photographs: black and white, or that faded Kodak camera look of the 1960s to ’80s. They bring back memories of childhood. There was one episode in particular that I remember well: it was of a tiny me, … Read More

When we went to Coniston one day . . .

It was last week on Thursday when I finally managed to get out of our house! Over the past weeks, I have been diligently staying up nights, whilst working days and nights, in an effort to get our new website ready for … 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

Bowness weather these two days

If one wants to experience all seasons and all varieties of seasons in one day, the Lake District National Park must surely be on the MUST EXPERIENCE list. Yesterday was possibly the oddest day of the year so far weather-wise: warm bright sunshine; drizzle … Read More

May Bank Holiday weekend: last minute breaks

We have some last minute breaks available for May Bank Holiday long weekend. If you are looking for en-suite B&B accommodation with Lake and fell views, do contact us for late availability offers. Prices range from just £52 per person … Read More

A little walk by Windermere

We live in Bowness-on-Windermere, a mere 5-minute walk to the shores of Windermere. However, over the years, Windermere, the lake, has become known as ‘Lake Windermere’, which makes some language purists cringe. Windermere itself is a town about 1 mile … 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

Valentine’s Day romantic retreat in the Lake District

Have you every thought how nice it might be to make a breakaway as a couple? With just the two of you, you only need to consider the needs of each other as you gad about the Lake District. You can … Read More