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

Lake Windermere View

Dear Diary: 23rd November 2019 – Babysitting the dogs!

What does one do on a Saturday afternoon? Babysitting the dogs, that’s what! Normally, we would all be at home but not today! Today, two of us have gone out to bring our disc-grinding 4×4 back from a garage in … Read More

Dickensian Festival Ulverston

Christmas events in the Lakes

Who doesn’t like Christmassy events? There’s all that nostalgia of picture postcard scenes to enjoy in real life – even if only for a day or two. Christmas and New Year will arrive in a month’s time, with events to … 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

Enjoy an Autumn break

Autumn is probably my favourite time of the year. It has a vibrancy about it: red gold leaves glazed by recent raindrops glint bauble-like upon fell-side trees; breezes sigh, rustling tangled bands of fragile bended branches singing songs of Winter … Read More

Take a New Year break by Lake Windermere

Holidays! We all need them – to rest; to refresh our spirits; to spend time with loved ones or simply to be. As 2019 leads into 2020, why not take those holidays in the Lake District National Park? Grab a few days … Read More

Summer Solstice – as the days grow long

Today, 21st June 2019, marks the Summer Solstice in the United Kingdom. On this, the longest day of the year in the Lake District National Park, there are 16 hours and 38 minutes of daylight to enjoy all that the … Read More

Great North Swim 2019

The Great North Swim 2019 will be happening this weekend on Windermere, England’s largest lake. It’s one of those events where lots of people come to watch and support their friends and loved ones who compete for their personal best … Read More

Late availability at Whitsun May Bank Holiday Weekend

The Lake District is looking absolutely stunning just now – blue skies and lovely weather that is just right for exploring the Lakes. Birds call cheerily even as I type up this Blog post. Meanwhile, Horatio is snoozing to the … Read More

Book an Easter break at Blenheim Lodge B&B

Beautiful in all seasons, the Lake District National Park is a wonderful place to visit as it awakens from its Winter sleep. Easter is a great time to visit, with abundant new emerging flora and clear blue skies where birds … 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