Summer Holidays in the Lake District

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! 1. To September 2017: Kids of all ages are loving ‘Where is Peter Rabbit?’ at the World of Beatrix Potter in Bowness. 2. …

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 …

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 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 …

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 …