It’s April – Springtime! And just about the best weather to start walking again without getting too hot, too cold, or – dare I say it? – too wet! The Lake District, popularised by the Romantic poets, is one of the best places to explore when hiking up its fells and valleys, beside lakes and tarns. Look out for signs that signal waterfalls and hidden footpaths as you navigate to your own special piece of Lakeland haven. I promise you will not be disappointed with your find.
Each year, the Lake District National Park organises discovery walks which enable visitors to enjoy and understand more of the Lake District. Many of these guided walks are free. For guests travelling to the Lake District on their own or who prefer to take advantage of the expertise of local guides, these guided hikes are a godsend. Walks range from easy to difficult, with the time taken for each walk ranging from a few hours to much of the day. Take a look at the link here for further information and instructions regarding these hikes: http://www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/visiting/events/lake-district/volwalks/guiding-light?SQ_CALENDAR_DATE=2015-04-14.
William Wordsworth’s iconic poem, ‘I wandered lonely as a cloud’, is well known. On 15th April, the Lake District National Park has organised a leisurely stroll (almost) to look at those famous daffodils. Entitled, ‘A Host of Daffodils’, this excursion includes a bus ride to Aira Force by Ullswater, the Lake District’s second largest lake and the setting for Wordsworth’s ‘Daffodils’.
Daffodils were special to Wordsworth. He, his wife, and sister, planted a ‘host of daffodils’ in remembrance of his daughter, Dora, who died early in life. Situated on an embankment beside what is considered England’s most beautiful motorway is a field of daffodils planted in 1847. Rising above this slope of dancing daffodils is Rydal Mount, home to the Wordsworth family to this day.
The Lake District offers a great place to explore some of England’s most spectacular scenery. Come and stay for a few days or more to discover what this land of fell and water has to offer. We at Blenheim Lodge Bed and Breakfast are able to help arrange guided walks and tours or activity breaks for our guests so as to help you make the most of your stay. Come in April and take advantage of our Special Offers which are available when booking direct with us. Or why not take advantage of the upcoming Early May Bank Holiday for a long weekend break where we have retained 2008 tariffs? We look forward to welcoming you!
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.’