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

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

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

10 sights & things to do in Bowness on Windermere

Bowness on Windermere is a pretty village in the Lake District National Park. Being a denizen of Bowness, it is so easy to take everything for granted. However, there are really a lot of things to see and do in … Read More

Facebook Special Offer for February and March

The Lake District is a great place for visiting year round. In February and March, with days lengthening perceptibly, might thoughts turn to exploring this beautiful part of the world? We are offering on our Facebook Page DISCOUNTED RATES for … Read More

The magnificent Lake District National Park

The Lake District is England’s largest national park . . . and it is absolutely stunning! Just a day ago, BBC Two aired ‘The Lake District: A Wild Year’, a programme centred around the nature of the Lake District’s incredible landscape, its wildlife, and its … Read More

The romance of the Lakes for a romantic break

With its magnificent mountains which locals term ‘fells’; beautiful tarns, meres, waters, and (one) lake large and small; pretty becks, trickling streams and flowing rivers; small cascades and high waterfalls; green swathes of verdant countryside crisscrossed with numerous footpaths leading … Read More

The Lake District National Park: beautiful in all seasons

The Lake District National Park is one of the most beautiful places to enjoy in England. There are scenic lakes, natural woodlands and high fells. All are open to visitors to enjoy. What a gift this area is to a … Read More