5 best reasons for visiting the Lakes

Hubby and I have been living in the Lakes now for close on 14 years. Our guest house is in Bowness-on-Windermere, a pretty Lakeland village and one of the main entry points into the Lakes as it is only 20 minutes’ … Read More

A mountain dog that will not climb!

I wrote a post of the same title in my other WordPress Blog about walking to Orrest Head, a fell in South Lakeland made famous by Alfred Wainwright, and thought I would share it here: http://wp.me/p2eEXU-1GX. I also linked a video … Read More

Enjoy a getaway in the Lakes this weekend

The Lake District is beautiful anytime of the year. Yes, like all other parts of the UK, we get all kinds of weather thrown at us, but this amazing landscape retains its innate splendour come rain or shine. The Lakes … Read More

Wainwright’s Haystacks

This evening, BBC 4 screened a programme called ‘Wainwright’s Walks’. This is the first of four episodes, and it takes viewers up to Haystacks, Wainwright’s favourite fell, out of the 214 in the Lake District. Even via the medium of … Read More

Pretty villages in the Lake District

There are many towns, villages and hamlets in Cumbria, home of the English Lake District. My inspiration for today’s post comes from watching ‘Escape to the Country’ this afternoon. The presenter, Alistair Campbell, was helping a couple to find a … Read More