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: 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’ …

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 …

18 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. Rainy days can blow through in hours, leaving clear, gorgeous light …