Autumn Gold in the Lake District

(image of Loughrigg Tarn by Mike Hilton, Tranquillian Photography.)  Autumn is here, ‘season of mists and mellow fruitfulness.’ Where else would you rather be but the glorious Lake District? Autumn brings its own pleasures – the temperatures drop a bit, we get some more rain, but the colours are always spectacular. Its a bit quieter …

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

A rainy day in the lakes?  It happens now and then…. 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, and we never let a rainy day stop play. Rainy days …

6 Great Bluebell Walks

Bluebells are one of our most beautiful native flowers, and are in flower during May here in the Lakes.  You’ll begin to spot the gorgeous blue or purple haze spreading like wildfire around our woodlands and hillsides. A woodland walk amongst the hazy hues and heady scent will keep you feeling good all day. Here’s …

Celebrate your mum! Ideas for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day this year falls on the last day of March – the 31st, so if you’re heading up to the Lakes and celebrating Mother’s Day,  why not stay the weekend and really indulge mum? You could book in for a weekend break from the Friday to Monday, or if you’ve a bit more time, …

February Half Term in the Lakes

It’s a lovely feeling when we get to February. The nights are getting lighter, the snowdrops have been and gone, the daffodils are out and there’ll be some lambs scampering about the fields. If you’ve a family, February half term is a great time to get together. Have a week away or a short break …

Winter in the Lakes

Winter is a magical time of year here in the Lakes, bringing Christmas markets, twinkly lights and good cheer. There are also lots of chances to eat, drink and be merry whilst you enjoy the cold and frosty weather.   What better at the end of the day to head back to your snug and warm …