Our favourite Christmas Markets in the Lake District

(Image courtesy of the National Trust, John Millar) December is a magical time of year here in the Lakes, bringing Christmas markets, twinkly lights, good cheer, and lots of chances to eat, drink and be merry. Christmas Markets started in medieval Germany, and are usually around the start of advent and continue today in modern …

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 …

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 and have a week away or a short …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …