The beautiful Lake District National Park in Cumbria is never short of things to see and do. This weekend, as usual, there is lots to keep all and sundry occupied. Why not come and join us for a great weekend break and see for yourself? Here are just three events that guests can enjoy in the Lakes.
Situated just a short ride from Blenheim Lodge B&B in Bowness-on-Windermere is Cartmel, a sweet little village that is technically located just outside the National Park itself but is nonetheless one of the prettiest places to live I have seen. Visit it on 5th June for its antiques fair and then stay on for a bite to eat at the Michelin chef, Simon Rogan’s, restaurant or pub. The fair is open between 10am and 5 pm and ‘sells quality antiques and collectibles featuring ceramics, jewellery, coins and small items of furniture.’ (www.yourguide2thelakedistrict.co.uk/events/c/cartmel-antiques-fair/)
For the more active at heart, Saturday, 6th June, sees the Grasmere Gallop taking place. Absorb the glorious scenery of the South Central Lakes when you take part in this event. All events begin at 11 am.
The Grasmere Gallop takes place in the stunning setting of the Vale of Grasmere and Rydal. There are five events organised by the National Trust’s Grasmere Rangers: a 17km Trail Race, 10km Trail Race, 10km Nordic Walk, 5.7km Family Fun Run, plus a Teddy Dash for the youngsters. There are many magnificent views of the Lake District’s inspirational landscape as you make your way around the trail.
The race route covers a mixture of terrain with the first section climbing steadily along the Red Bank Road leaving Grasmere behind and then onto the spectacular Loughrigg Terrace. There’s an occasionally rocky path across Loughrigg Fell as you pass the famous Rydal Caves along the way. You then return via the shore lines of both Rydal and Grasmere. There will be an optional ‘water dash’ for those willing, before returning to Grasmere village via the Red Bank Road for a ‘grandstand’ finish on the Grasmere Sports Field.
Finally, but by no means least, there is birdwatching available at Brockhole, only a 5-minute ride from Bowness or a ferry-ride from Bowness Pier.
Volunteers are in the bird hide at Brockhole to help you identify a wide variety of birds and animals in the woodland surrounding the Lake District Visitor Centre. This is a free event and is suitable for those with a hearing impairment or limited mobility. Public transport is available to the start point. No booking required, just turn up.
(Words and photo courtesy of www.yourguide2thelakedistrict.co.uk)
So, come take a little time out for yourselves and enjoy the Lakes for a relaxing break. We have late rooms available which offer lovely lake and mountain views. Book our Bed and Breakfast using the link on this blog or click on the ‘BOOK NOW‘ icon at the top right hand corner on our own website, www.blenheim-lodge.com, where you will be able to see our room availability. 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.’