View from Brant Fell near Windermere

Fascinating facts about Cumbria

26th May 2016

We love this great blog written by Beth & Steve Pipe who have a new book out entitled Historic Cumbria Off the beaten track. Their website and this blog is available … Read more »

Tour of Britain in the Lake District

The Tour of Britain 2016

6th April 2016

Great news for cycling! The Cycling Tour of Britain returns to Cumbria and the Lake District.

In February the route for the 2016 Tour of Britain was announced.

The Tour starts in Glasgow and finishes in London.

The highlight for those … Read more »

Kirkstone Pass Sunrise

A Kirkstone Pass Sunrise

24th March 2016

A blog by our local friend Alex Wrigley about his recent trip up Kirkstone Pass accompanied by another of his beautiful Lake District landscape photographs.

Kirkstone Pass is one of the many roads in the Lake District that offers spectacular … Read more »

Waves crashing on a beach in Cumbria

Potential in Landscape photography

13th March 2016

Another blog by our local friend Alex Wrigley accompanied by some of his Lake District landscape photography.

Sometimes you just feel drawn to a location, something in the scene in front of your eyes makes you stop dead. Often, … Read more »

Misty morning at Windermere

Windermere: A Misty Morning

4th March 2016

Alex Wrigley, a Lake District local, writes some excellent blogs about the Lake District and takes wonderful photos too.

“The forecast showed that a clear morning was on the cards. 25% cloud cover and very little wind: Perfect conditions … Read more »

Cathedral Quarry in the Lake District

Hodge Close and Tilberthwaite

17th February 2016

I’ve just teamed up with Alex Wrigley, a Lake District local who writes some excellent blogs about the Lake District and takes wonderful photos too.

Alex says, “Growing up in the Lake District National Park, it’s almost impossible notRead more »

Cartmel Valley after the floods of December 2015. No problems here.

Floods, December 2015

2nd January 2016

Our cottages and villages were not been affected by the floods that hit some parts of Cumbria in December 2015.

Cumbria is the 3rd largest county in England and only a small percentage of Cumbria was affected by floods.

All … Read more »

Autumn mountain scene in the Lake District

Kendal Mountain Festival 2015

16th November 2015

Kendal Mountain Festival 2015 kicks off on Thursday 19th of November.

This hugely popular event has been voted ‘Tourist Event of The Year 2015’ by ‘Visit England’.

Kendal Mountain Festival is an award-winning event held in Kendal, the gateway to … Read more »

Haweswater in the summer of 2015

What to do in the Lake District

12th October 2015

A blog from Sally at

There’s so much to see and do in the Lake District, you could stay there for weeks and not see all that this wonderful area has to offer. It’s a nature … Read more »

Horses racing at Cartmel Racecourse

Cartmel Races 2016

1st September 2015

The 2016 racing fixtures are exiting news for Cartmel race lovers as there will be more racing fixtures in Cartmel in 2016 than any previous year.

For the 1st time ever, 2016 will see 9 days of horse racing … Read more »