BBC One screened a documentary on The Lakes tonight, showcasing some of its secrets hidden amidst some of Britain’s most magnificent scenery. If you haven’t watched it yet, do look up the programme here on BBC iPlayer. Within this hour-long show, there is a fair amount of airtime dedicated to Peel Island, the Coniston Water setting that plays a huge part in Arthur Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons.
One of the presenters, Chris Hollins, climbed up a sheer cliff face in order to take in the view overlooking the Borrowdale Valley. He said he was frightened of heights, and if I had a hat, I would take it off to him because I know what it is like to be scared of heights! I thought he was very brave indeed to climb up a sheer rock face – but I think the tougher part might well have been when he was coming down!
The Lake District’s highest waterfall was also featured in the programme. Scale Force has one 170-foot single drop and two much smaller 20-foot drops.
If you have been inspired to visit the Lake District National Park after watching the BBC’s ‘Secret Britain: The Lakes’, why not consider staying in a place hidden in plain sight – our AA 4-Star Bed and Breakfast, Blenheim Lodge? And, from our Lodge, guests will be able to enjoy something that not many who stay in Windermere or Bowness will see from their accommodation: amazing views of Lake Windermere and the fells.
I have intentionally retained the window frames in the photographs above in order to show that these views are seen from our guest rooms. We welcome you to come stay with us and enjoy these picturesque views for yourselves.
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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