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Welcome to our blog.  

We love the Lake District in all its glory, weathers and seasons! 

In our blog we'll share with you ideas of things to do, places to go and see, and other inspiration for your visit.

Keep coming back to have a look, as we'll update it regularly. 

Autumn Gold: Enjoy the Lakes in this glorious season..


Well, it's been a 'mixed' summer.  But here in the Lakes we are used to all kinds of weather, and we did have some wonderful, hot summer days, though August has felt distinctly like autumn had already arrived!   There were summer days which were lovely and warm when a swim in the lake beckoned  - seems a distant memory now though... 

Autumn brings its own pleasures - the colours are always spectacular, and so much to see, whether you view it from a boat on a lake; a mountain top; the beer garden of a local pub,  a bike trail or two, or driving along the country roads. 

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Summer Holidays in the Lake District


 

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Spend summer in our beautiful World Heritage Site and you'll be spoilt for choice on things to do, whatever the weather.

Here's some ideas for you to get planning your next trip!

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Herdy is 10 years old this summer!


Our much-loved icon of the Lake District - the Herdy Company -is celebrating its 10th anniversary this summer. 

Born in 2007, Herdy have come a long way since their eventful launch and they're going to spend this special year celebrating everything that’s great about the place that inspired them: the Great British Lake District. From the landscape, to the farmers- its custodians, Herdy are going to be talking about the people, places, businesses and organisations that together, make the Lake District a thriving, living, breathing, special place.

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It's Bluebell season in the Lakes


One of our most beautiful native flowers, bluebells,  flower during May here in the Lakes, and at this time of year you'll begin to spot the gorgeous blue haze spreading like wildfire around our woodlands and hillsides. Britain is supposed to be host to one third of all the bluebells in the world!  As its a little bit cooler up north, we tend to get our bloom a little bit later in the year, so early May onwards is perfect for enjoying 'the blues'  ...

Our insects love them and you'll see butterflies and bees buzzing around collecting nectar from their heady scent.

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A weekend at High Borrans Farm


I was lucky enough to drive up to High Borrans on one of those fantastic, early-spring, blue-sky Lake District days.  The route is easy – just 3 miles or so off the busy A591, and you feel like you’ve arrived in a little piece of heaven.

The drive up has views back out to the hills beyond, and we only met two other cars.  And a tractor of course. 

 Arriving at High Borrans, you drive through the farmyard, to a separate entrance at the back, where you’ll find 5 brand new, Nordic-style luxury lodges – and a recently-installed luxury Shepherd’s Hut!   3 Of the lodges are dog-friendly and we'd brought our pooch Max with us, so he was keen to explore..  Its a good idea having 2 that don't take dogs, as I have friends who are allergic, so its good for them to know there is somewhere clear of dogs, but all the Lodges were immaculately clean and tidy..  

 

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18 Things to do in the Lake District on a Rainy Day


If you live in the Lakes, or visit the Lakes we all accept - and embrace!  that it rains from time to time. As my dad always says, ‘Where do you think the Lakes come from?’

Weather in Cumbria certainly isn’t boring. The phrase ‘all four seasons in one day' applies here much of the time.

Rain can blow through in a day, leaving clear, gorgeous light shows, gushing waterfalls and rainbows with amazing skies.  

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Tis the season to be Jolly... Winter in the Lakes


Crisp, cold days and snow on the tops. Winter in the Lakes is a fantastic time for a short break, either in the build up to the festive season or afterwards; get yourself wrapped up, get out there -  so much going on.

The towns and villages literally glisten at this time of year, and you’ll find them all with their own Christmas lights, markets, shopping and eating experiences to make your season magical.

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10 Things To Do in the Lakes This Autumn.


Autumn is a wonderful time of year and the Lake District is a riot of beautiful colours as the seasons change. The days may be shortening but there is still lots to see and do. Here's a few of our favourites and we hope you will try some of them when you are here this Autumn.

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Its 150 Years since Beatrix Potter was born....


This year all over the Lake District we’re celebrating what would have been 150 years since Beatrix Potter was born. As locals who live and work in the Lake District, we’ve been doing our own bit of exploring and getting to understand just how important Beatrix was. We’ve all so much to thank this amazing author, illustrator, businesswoman and keen conservationist for - without her, the Lake District would look very different today. 

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