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Welcome to our blog.  

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

Here we'll share with you some ideas of things to do, places to go and see, and other inspiration, hopefully something to make you smile.

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

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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Our favourite dog friendly pubs in the lakes


We all love a walk with our dogs - and one that includes a pub along the route, or at the end is absolutely crucial! There are so many great pubs in the Lake District and many of them welcome our four-legged friends.  Some are a little bit posh, or if may have a restaurant where pooches aren't allowed, but there are lots where your dog is as welcome as you are. Here's some of our favourites: 

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Meet Jack!


" My name is Jack.  I get to come on holiday to these parks probably 4 times a year with my 'human'.  I love this place - I believe you humans call it the Lake District - I call it doggie heaven.  My favourite things are long walks; lots of water to jump, romp and splash about it (then shake off near my loving owners who squeal with delight and seem to enjoy getting wet too... ), in the evening I love lolling around on the decking in the late evening sunshine; oh and of course, Cumberland Sausages... yum....

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