Yesterday, I began a short series of posts showing images of the Lake District National Park in Spring. We have had another gorgeous day today in the Lakes and, because it is early May, it has reminded me of an outing we made with one of our Japanese guests one May Springtime. Newlands Pass was our first stop, where two pretty lambs provided him with a great photo opportunity.

These sweet little lambs gaze curiously on their new found world upon a Lakeland fell.
These sweet little lambs gaze curiously on their new-found world upon a Lakeland fell.

Takuyah had visited with us a number of times before, and the adage, ‘Come as guests, leave as friends’, had by this time become true of our relationship. It was 5th May when we went out and about, just after the first May Bank Holiday, and we thought we would take him to places that perhaps he might not have seen on his earlier travels. Of course, we had to stop for more photos of Lakeland’s iconic Herdwick sheep at a famous beauty spot, Tarn Hows.

An ewe with her lamb at Tarn Hows. Herdwick young are born black, but their fleece changes in colour as they grow towards adulthood.
An ewe with her lamb at Tarn Hows. Herdwick young are born black, but their fleece changes in colour as they grow towards adulthood.

As you will gather from these photos, we zigged and zagged across Lakeland’s open green spaces that Spring day. Well, the light does not go until 9 pm at least during this season, so we had plenty of time to explore in daylight.

Walking down a steep bank towards Spout Force on the opposite side of the beck at Whinlatter Forest.
Walking down a steep bank towards Spout Force on the opposite side of the beck at Whinlatter Forest.

Finally, here is a photo that Takuyah took of the view from his room at Blenheim Lodge B&B. He was staying in The Eyrie, one of our en-suite single bedrooms.

The view from The Eyrie during Spring 2014.
The view from The Eyrie during Spring 2014.
The Eyrie is so called because it really feels like one is in an eyrie in this room because of its cosiness under the eaves and the fabulous views of Lake Windermere and the fells from it.
The Eyrie is so called because it really feels like an eyrie of a room due to its cosiness under the eaves and the fabulous views of Lake Windermere and the fells from it.

I hope these photos of the Lake District in Spring bring a smile to your face, and might even encourage you to come and explore our beautiful part of the world for yourself. If so, we’d love to welcome you to our hilltop B&B in Bowness-on-Windermere. Come and make us your home from home when you stay with us. And if you are thinking of a visit this Spring and don’t want to take extra time off work, then the Late May Bank Holiday long weekend period might well prove the ticket!

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