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 the kind of day to go walking up to the three view points located at the back of our guest house, as the effort will be well rewarded by 360-degree views of Lake Windermere, the mountains and fells, to Morecambe Bay in the distance. The entrance gate leading to the walks and view points is only a minute’s stroll from our front door, so there isn’t even any need to drive to get there!

Today is also a good day to go golfing. There is a council golf course in Bowness-on-Windermere, about 5 minutes’ walk from Blenheim Lodge. This is a good course for playing a quick game of golf, but for the more experienced golfer, the beautiful grounds of Windermere Golf Club, located a mere mile from our Windermere Bed and Breakfast, are also open to visiting golfers.

For something a little different, a bright sunny day might be a good excuse to try some llama trekking. Walking with a llama through beautiful Lakeland scenery and picnicking along the way should make for a relaxing break and also create great photo opportunities. Blenheim Lodge is located about 45 minutes from Lakeland Llama Treks (, where guests book treks of one hour or longer with these gentle creatures.

One of the most popular past-times in the Lakes is to spend some actual time on the many bodies of water in this vast area. Many lakes in the area offer ferry cruises as well as small boat activities, where guests may hire kayaks, canoes, and row boats. Windermere, Ullswater, Derwentwater, and Coniston Water are just a few lakes offering some of these activities which come to mind.

Derwentwater in Keswick is a popular place to visit, and is located about 40-45 minutes from Blenheim Lodge. (Photo courtesy of

The English Lake District is one of those areas where there are just so many beautiful places to explore and gorgeous scenery to inspire a person that one never tires of it. At Blenheim Lodge, we welcome people who come back to visit the Lake District time and time again because there is so much to do here that they have not already done before and so much to see that they have not previously explored. Then of course there are their favourite haunts to return to.

Bowness-on-Windermere is a perfect location for basing oneself to explore and enjoy the Lakes because of its central position in the English Lake District. Blenheim Lodge itself is an ideal place to stay if you are desirous of a quiet B&B with fantastic views that is situated within easy walking distance to all local amenities and attractions. Our Bowness bed and breakfast guest house is hidden away on a peaceful hilltop undisturbed by the hubbub of main road traffic and footfall day and night.

Meanwhile, I will end this post with a picture of one of my favourite Lakeland locations to explore.

The calmness of early morning at Ullswater, one of my favourite places to visit, and no more than 40 minutes from Blenheim Lodge, our Windermere guest house. (Photo courtesy of

‘Blenheim Lodge . . . panoramic Lake views, peace and tranquillity, nestled against acres of beautiful fields and woodlands, in the heart of the English Lake District National Park.’

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