Summer’s here 2018!

Image: A summer day in Grange-in-Borrowdale, looking toward Skiddaw. Mark Gilligan Wastwater Photography Spend part of your summer in our beautiful World Heritage Site and you’ll be spoilt for choice on things to do, whatever the weather. Here’s some ideas for you to get planning your next trip! 1. To 2 September 2018: Kids of …

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 …