It was yesterday, New Year’s Day 2024, that we decided on taking a quiet mid-afternoon walk with our rescue Great Dane, Horatio. There are plentiful trails behind our guest house, Blenheim Lodge, in Bowness on Windermere, with several viewpoints offering 180-360 degree views! The one below shows us with Zack, one of our rescue Pyrenean Mountain Dogs, sadly now departed. This summit viewpoint, Brantfell, offers 360-degree views, and is about 20 minutes’ walk from our door.
We decided to go low level yesterday, partly due to the misty conditions of the day and the potential for rain. So, we walked uphill past The Dales Way Seat, and then continued straight on to the two water ponds at Matson Ground.
It was a lovely relaxing walk, and we had the whole place to ourselves! On the way back, we probably passed only two people! As we returned, the sky began to darken so much that eventually we had to use a torch to see our way back to our home and guest house from the fell. And then, the first few raindrops began to fall! Thankfully, we reached Blenheim Lodge before the rain came down in earnest!
There are other nearby places to explore and enjoy near our guest house. The most famous is, of course, Lake Windermere, which is a 5-minute downhill stroll from our front door. In fact, guests can enjoy views of Lake Windermere and the fells from most of our bedrooms bar one, which overlooks Brant Fell. Take a look at our posts on this platform and you will see plentiful pictures of the views from our bedrooms, and, also of the bedrooms themselves. There is more information about us and our Bed and Breakfast on our website, www.blenheim-lodge.com.
So, if you want a quiet and relaxing break with gorgeous places to visit on your doorstep, then do check us out! Feel free to email or phone us if you’d like more info or have any questions regarding a stay at our B&B. There is lots to see and do and the eponymous Windermere Lake Cruises is only 5 minutes from our house. Meanwhile, there are lots of local shops and places to eat, as well as good public transport between Bowness and many other parts of the Lake District National Park. For those who don’t drive or do not feel like driving to the Lakes, Windermere Train Station is 5 minutes’ taxi ride from us. We can also help guests book onto both private and shared tours of the area. All you need to do is ask. Alternatively, if you are wanting a drive-free day, it is possible to buy day tickets for hopping on and off the buses, as well as hiring bikes or electric bikes.
We look forward to welcoming you! And, we wish you a very wonderful Happy New Year!
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.’
Visit our website: https://www.blenheim-lodge.com
Telephone: 015394 43440