Springtime in the Lakes

Spring has arrived in the Lakes, and we’re finally coming out of a very long ‘proper’ winter.  We’ve had lots of snow, so the Lakes has been looking very pretty and everyone has had lots of winter walks, sledging and even ski-ing.  (who needs the Alps?)  Easter was early and a bit cold and damp …

Guest Blog: How to take better pictures, by Mark Gilligan

We’ve been working with Mark for the past year on our seasonal photoshoots, and it is always a fun and lively day out.   As well as being productive of course,  providing us with a portfolio of unique images. I set up the date and model for our shoot (usually a colleague who had been ‘persuaded’ …

A weekend at High Borrans Farm

I was lucky enough to arrive for a High Borrans weekender, 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 …

Afternoon Tea anyone?

Afternoon tea is always a treat.  So if you’re coming up to the Lakes and celebrating something a bit special there are certainly lots of choices!  Maybe it’s an anniversary, birthday, Mothers Day treat or girlie weekend there is something rather special about afternoon tea. There are so many great places to indulge yourselves in …

Guest Blog: Explore the quiet side of Windermere as winter turns to spring, with Windermere Lake Cruises

Windermere Lake Cruises is one of the top ten tourist attractions in the UK, and one of our many popular ways to take to the water, here in the Lakes. Their boat services to the western shore of Windermere allow you to enjoy a circular boat/walk around England’s largest lake. We invited the Morgan family …