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Late Autumn breaks in the English Lake District

Autumn is beautiful in the English Lake District. In fact, it is probably my favourite season of the year, closely followed by Winter. Are you an Autumn lover? Do you enjoy the whoosh of warm/cool breezes brushing against your cheeks? Do Autumn … 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

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

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

Oh, my darling Valentine!

It’s that time of year when thoughts turn to romance on St. Valentine’s Day. For many couples, 14th February is a significant date and presents them with the perfect excuse to take time out for themselves as a twosome, perhaps … 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

Last of the Summer wine

The title of this blog post is not so much descriptive but, rather, figurative. It has been a while since I have written a post, with the age old reason holding true: that is, quite literally, for lack of time. … Read More

September days

September days: betwixt Summer and Autumn, where the scenery in our beautiful Lakeland hangs on to that green vibrancy of Summer yet begins to take on that special warmth of Autumn colour. On sunny days, the skies are a cerulean … Read More

Lake District National Park: World Heritage Site

The Lake District National Park is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The incredible beauty of its wonderful landscape won the vote at Krakow earlier this month. To those of us who live here, however, it is – put simply … Read More

Come walk in Common Wood with us

When one thinks about the Lake District National Park, the mind conjures vistas of high fells and beautiful lakes, but rarely of green woods fed by tinkling streams. Well, here are some pictures I took yesterday of our walk at … Read More

Spring is coming! Take advantage of our -10% March offer!

Look around you, and you will see daffodils pushing up the earth, crocuses colouring the ground, and snowdrops glinting white against Winter’s last gasp. Spring is soon arriving! Days are lengthening and there is even more daylight now to marvel … Read More

Special Offers at Blenheim Lodge B&B

Spring is just round the corner, with longer days to explore and enjoy the beauteous scenery, interesting (and perhaps intrepid) activities, and attractions of the Lake District National Park. To celebrate the coming of Spring, we have put up new Special … Read More