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

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

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

Winter discount offer

Happy New Year to all! It’s time for posting our Winter discount offers. We have two: one applies to our single en-suite bedrooms and the other applies to our double, twin, and triple rooms. Ten rooms have views to Lake … 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

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

Last minute Easter holiday Bed and Breakfast breaks

It’s Springtime and it’s lovely in the Lakes. Come join us at Blenheim Lodge B&B for a last minute Easter holiday break. Here are some reasons why: Enjoy AA 4-Star B&B accommodation with Lake Windermere and fell views. We have … 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

Escape to the Lakes for a romantic Valentine’s break

Picture the English Lake District: scenic hills and pretty vales; picturesque lakes and rushing waterfalls; gurgling becks and romantic walks; quintessential villages offering appetising handmade local foods and drink. What a wonderful place to relax mid-Winter – what a perfect place … Read More