Yesterday, it rained in the Lake District National Park. It rained all day and most of the night. It didn’t just rain – it poured. Today, we awoke to bright sunshine. It is so bright that there is a sparkle in our Lakeland foliage. It is so bright that where the sunshine strikes, the vibrancy of the yellows and golds, greens and browns single them out from amongst those in the shade, making them glow from within and without. Beauty, one hears, is in the eye of the beholder. Well, this beholder saw and thinks that the scenery looks stunning!

autumn colours on brant fell from blenheim lodge
A riot of colour greets our guests when entering The Dalesway room, from which this photo was snapped. Deeply hued Autumn leaves grace the trees on Brant Fell behind our Lodge on this sunny beautiful day.

The dogs had only been for a quick parade along Windermere’s Bowness Promenade in the morning. Today’s weather brought the promise of a decent walk. With the Coronavirus ever present, we decided to head somewhere quiet for a walk. There are some lonely places that most tourists and locals eschew. We decided to visit one of them.

Bowness Promenade overlooking Lake Windermere
This photo shows a section of Bowness Promenade overlooking Lake Windermere.

Blelham Tarn is a little out of the way. It is easy to get to nonetheless from our Bowness B&B, Blenheim Lodge. Visiting guests may take any one of the Windermere Ferries that crisscross the Lake between Ferry Nab and Ferry House from Bowness on Windermere, or hop onto the Windermere Car Ferry as a foot passenger. Alternatively, as the name suggests, one can drive onto the ferry or take one’s bike or bicycle on the ferry and pay the relevant very reasonable fees. This specific ferry has been operating for more than a century in different guises.

Country road Lake District
This narrow winding road is the one we took to Blelham Tarn. Farm acres border each side of the road near the tarn.

We decided to take the longer route through parts of the Southern Lakes to Blelham Tarn instead. We parked on a small road outside Wray Castle and walked the couple of minutes from there to the farm gate opening onto the public footpath that would lead us past the tarn. We have always kept to the footpath that overlooks the tarn, rather than walking towards the tarn itself.

The path wends its way through picturesque woodlands and crosses a stream that has a footbridge built across it. This is the dogs’ favourite area. They love frolicking in the running water and drinking it. We are very careful about where our dogs drink for the simple reason that some bodies of water house a blue algae that can kill them.

walking in autumn with dogs
Walkies at Blehlam Tarn with our dogs. They love frolicking in the stream. (Apologies for my inexpert photo-taking!)

Guests to Blenheim Lodge will know how much we enjoy sharing the Lake District’s gorgeous landscapes with them. Our blog has information about many places that we’ve visited, as do our Facebook and Instagram Pages. Please visit them to like and follow us as we would be delighted to share these lovely places with you. You may also follow our Blog for little tales about our escapades and updates on what there is to see and do in the Lakes.

walking, rydal water, lake district national park | Blenheim Lodge
It is so easy to get about from our B&B’s central location in Bowness on Windermere. One of the places we frequent is Rydal Water – only a 20-minute ride from Blenheim Lodge.

Meanwhile, I hope that you will enjoy seeing this pictures online and then make it a reality by booking accommodation at our Bed and Breakfast in Bowness on Windermere. If you do wish to stay and require assistance with making a choice of room or rooms or simply with booking a room, please contact us via telephone or email using the information below. Alternatively, if you prefer to book online, please use the BOOK NOW button on this post or go to our website and book directly for the best rates.

The Attic bedroom
The Attic is one of our guests’ favourite bedrooms at Blenheim Lodge. I love the antique Louis XV bed with its comfy mattress and extensive far-reaching views over Lake Windermere to the fells beyond.
Lake view from bedroom
This is one aspect of the views of Lake Windermere from the Attic bedroom at Blenheim Lodge.

Look forward to meeting you soon when we are all able to!

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