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. Here’s a few facts about the lovely blooms, thanks to our friends at Cumbria Wildlife Trust: Britain hosts …

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 …

Our favourite things to do over the Easter Holidays

Spring is on its way (honest) and with it comes that favourite time of Easter holidays when we all emerge from what has been a bit of  a harsh winter! If you’re coming up to the Lakes, there’s lots of things to choose from – to entertain the kids, get a bit of local culture, …