It has been a fortnight of sweltering heat in the Lake District. For sun lovers, the Lake District National Park will be a perfect place to visit, both to lap up the sunshine and to take a dip in the water. Indeed, some Swiss guests did just that: they went out in the heat, and swam in Coniston Water. And they thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
However, I must add a caveat: there was a thunderstorm two nights ago. It cooled the air down until 9 am and then the sun shone hard again. With humidity still high, it is a wonder that not more of our guests have decided to swim in the waters of the Lake District! I have stopped reading the weather forecast, as the days would seem to lead from one hot one to the next!
The upside of all this lovely sunshine is that one can gad about with impunity, without thought of being rained upon anytime soon. As most people know, the Lake District can be notorious for its changeable weather. Presently, however, there are no signs of change – but perhaps I might be speaking too soon?
For the romantic at heart, this amazing weather makes taking intimate strolls through shady glades past trilling becks and gorgeous lakes a wonderful experience. For families, there is nothing like bright days and water to perk up young ones as both young and old take part in the myriad activities that the Lake District has to offer. We have just waved goodbye to three generations that stayed with us over the past four days. The young ones biked and zip-lined whilst their more sedate grandparents took leisurely strolls around the Lakes.
At Blenheim Lodge, we have three single rooms and our singletons have made the most of this fantastic weather too! One lady went walking and sightseeing, whilst another explored nature reserves of special interest. We arranged for our German guest to visit Leighton Moss yesterday where she spent 5 hours simply absorbing its beauty and abundance of wild life.
I read in Sunday’s paper that some people wished they had not booked to go overseas because the weather in the UK is so good. Well, if you are one of those people who has not booked to go away yet, why not come to the Lake District and enjoy this picturesque scenery, laid back lifestyle and a relaxing break for yourself? We would love to welcome you to our Bed and Breakfast in the Lake District National Park.
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.’