We are fast approaching Winter, the coldest season in the UK . . . but it can also be the best and coolest time of the year to visit the Lake District National Park. Here are some reasons why!

  • Beautiful all year round!

The Lake District National Park is a UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE site. You’ll understand why when you visit the Lakes! There is grandeur in the way in which statuesque fells reach up to the skies. Yet there is also a kind of homeliness about the lesser fells, which offer those without technical climbing abilities the joys of exploring and ascending less strenuous hilly paths where the rewards, whether at their summits and lower down, are a sense of achievement, and those amazing views that walkers ooh and ahh at at every turn.

  • Explore, explore, explore . . . but do it SAFELY!

“O’ ye’ll tak the high road and I’ll tak the low road” . . . a line borrowed from a Scottish folk song, At this time of year, there is usually less traffic around, so it makes driving and exploring easier and more pleasant. Nonetheless, always be mindful of the weather! The Lake District has lots of narrow roads, many mountainous, and not everyone is used to the often tight and windy lanes that “double” as roads! Some of these lanes look like tracks!

  • Take your time!

Don’t rush! It’s easy to say this, of course when one wants to see as much as possible within a limited amount of time. There are SO many extraordinarily beautiful areas in the Lake District National Park that it would really be best to do some research on your own and prioritising the places you’d most like to see, as well as the activities you’d most enjoy doing. Locally, Windermere Lake Cruises, which is probably the most famous of the latter in the Lakes, is but a 5-minute brisk walk from our door. 

Winter is my second favourite time of the year after Autumn. Depending on the weather, the Lake District may wear the mantle of a faery wonderland! The photo below shows only a small section of the panoramic views to be seen from a number of our guest bedroom windows. This one was snapped from The Attic bedroom.

Winter view in Bowness
Snowy view snapped from The Attic, our second floor bedroom at Blenheim Lodge.
Snow in Bowness
This photo overlooking Lake Windermere and snow over the northwestern fells was snapped from The Fairfield bedroom at Blenheim Lodge.

To find our more about us, please do continue to browse through our Blog posts and also our website: www.blenheim-lodge.com where you will see more photos and information about our family home and guest house in Bowness on Windermere. Or feel free to email us at enquiries@blenheim-lodge.com. If you prefer to talk to us, we are on 015394 43440.

BOOK NOW for Winter 2023, and Spring, Summer or Autumn 2024! Our calendar is open! If you enjoy amazing views, home-cooked breakfasts (for BOOK DIRECT guests only), a peaceful and comfortable place to stay that is within 3-5 minutes’ walk for local amenities and Windermere’s shore, and are searching for a clean and friendly place to stay, then do check us!

We look forward to welcoming you!

Bay Window B&B room with view
Enjoy wonderful Lake and fell views from YOUR bedroom windows.

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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