Late summer is here. September has seen a variety of weathers, including heavy rain and wonderful sunshine. Most guests at Blenheim Lodge are not particularly fazed by inclement weather which is quite nice, as it is never possible to know what the weather will throw at us. One common theme, however, runs through the days of early September and that is the quality of the light. Somehow, it seems softer. Even the glare of sunlight as I travelled along windy roads one evening did not seem to be as strong as it could have been.
Heavy foliage still graces our woodlands and shrubberies. As I write, I can see small birds flitting about the hedge that borders our property, Blenheim Lodge. We have put out bird feeders for them, and it is nice to see them take advantage of the food laid out for their consumption. However, I cannot say the same whenever bold grey squirrels clamber onto the bird feeders and attempt to eat all the nuts and seeds within them.
At Lake Windermere, late summer continues to see visitors walking Bowness Bay promenade and dogs keep pace with their owners as local and visiting avians jostle with each other for scraps. The ferries run as usual, as do yacht cruises for lunch and dinner. (In fact, we can book you in on the yacht cruises with meals.)
In other parts of the Lake District as in Bowness-on-Windermere, events and activities continue to follow their individual calendars. Visitors can cruise on Ullswater, Coniston Water and Derwentwater as usual. Attractions throughout the Lake District are similarly open for business, as are activities ranging from fishing to climbing, riding to cycling, and walking to tree-top trekking. We actually offer two free fishing permits to our guests for their use at Blenheim Lodge on a first come first served basis.
As the seasons go round and around, we have already started offering autumn and winter discounts for breaks at Blenheim Lodge Bed and Breakfast. If you are looking for a break in the future or a last minute getaway, do contact us by telephone or email. We would be pleased to welcome you to our home.
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.’