Dear Diary: 13th June 2020

Let’s indulge in a little whimsy when you read this today! Do you know these lyrics? If you go down in the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise If you go down in the woods today, you’d better … Read More

Dear Diary: 7th May 2020

Another week, and another job of looking for walks nearby our place to discover and enjoy! I was speaking with someone who has agreed to postpone his stay with us due to the Coronavirus lock down, when we exchanged the … Read More

View from the Brant Fell

Walkies to Brant Fell summit

Brant Fell Blenheim Lodge is situated on Brant Fell, with overarching views over Lake Windermere and many other Lake District fells. A “fell” is a hill or mountain in Lake District speak. Our Bowness Bed and Breakfast is situated at … Read More

St Bees

Enjoy your Valentine’s Day romantic weekend retreat in the Lake District

Enjoy a romantic Valentine’s Day weekend retreat at Blenheim Lodge, in the heart of the beautiful Lake District National Park! Have you ever thought of just how nice it would be to spoil yourselves on a romantic Valentine’s Day weekend retreat in … Read More

B&B near Brothers Water

Touring the Lake District National Park

Have you ever leafed through glossy vacation magazines and travel guides about the Lake District National Park and said to yourself, “Oh! I’d love to visit that place?” Or perhaps read an article in the newspapers about some fascinating historical … Read More

Lazy Days in the Lake District National Park

Do you enjoy lazy days? Time out for doing things at your leisure or even not doing anything at all? I love lazy days. They allow me to curl up on a sofa and read to my heart’s content. The TV remains switched on … Read More

Room with a view

Dear Diary: 13th November 2019 – Snow on the fells above Lake Windermere

I had to go to the dentist yesterday – never the most enjoyable outing at the best of times! The sky reflected my emotions: everything looked alright, but just that little bit threatening. Lowering clouds dispersed shower spats, but there … Read More

Dear Diary: 14th February 2019 – And they all fell down!

Well, I was the one who fell down actually, but more of that later. 14th February, Valentine’s Day, dawned bright and shiny as a new pin. There weren’t going to be any two ways about it: we were going out … Read More

Dear Diary: 28th January 2019 – the Coffin Route

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” (Matthew 5:4) Today’s walk at Rydal Water was a happy one; but as we descended the Corpse Road or Coffin Route from Rydal Cave, my thoughts turned somber. I imagined … Read More

Dear Diary: 17th January 2019 – the angry sheep

Today was one of those days when an old body learns something new! The Lake District, as everyone probably knows, is famous for its sheep rearing. The Herdwick is particularly special to this beautiful National Park. However, it is not … Read More

Dear Diary: 9th January 2019 – on the hunt for Squirrel Nutkin

Today we went out hunting for Squirrel Nutkin! It was a beautiful day: full of sunshine and bright blue skies. There really wasn’t a single dark cloud in the sky that we could see. Nor was there any wind to … Read More

A-wandering we will go

We have lived now in Bowness on Windermere, one of the most popular and picturesque villages within the Lake District National Park, for 15.5 years. During this period, we have managed to explore a tiny sector of the Lakes, but … Read More