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 …

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 …

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 …

Festive Hampers to bring you good cheer..

We’ve teamed up with our friends at Low Sizergh Barn near Kendal, to bring you a scrumptious Christmas hamper to really get you feeling seasonal!   Simply add one in when you are booking on line or on the phone.  Available from October 22nd to the end of 2018) All items are locally produced, and seasonal, …

Delicious lunches & Afternoon Tea at The Gaddum

We love a bit of afternoon tea, and decided to treat ourselves with a visit to The Gaddum restaurant at Brockhole-on-Windermere.  It’s a great location, right on the A591 between Windermere and Ambleside and walking distance from White Cross Bay. We went in through the rather grand front door,  and were welcomed by the very …

Winter in the Lakes

Winter is a magical time of year here in the Lakes, bringing Christmas markets, twinkly lights and good cheer. There are also lots of chances to eat, drink and be merry whilst you enjoy the cold and frosty weather.   What better at the end of the day to head back to your snug and warm …

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 …