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 »

Image of Cartmel Village shop

Daily Mail Article about Cartmel

19th August 2015

How sticky pudding turned the sleepy English village of Cartmel into a tastier hotspot than Venice By Robert Hardman for the Daily Mail

There used to be a local joke that if you weren’t praying, gambling or drinking, then … Read more »

A Lake District view-ideal spot for a picnic

Five Perfect Picnic Spots in the Lake District

16th April 2015

5 favourite picnic spots. Some of them are a short hop from the car whereas others require a bit of a walk, but all of them are worth a visit.
It should go without saying, always take all your … Read more »

Image of three Dickensian characters

Ulverston Dickensian Festival

2nd December 2014

What a wonderful day out we had at this year’s ‘Ulverston Dickensian Festival’.

We were blessed with glorious sunny weather, not a cloud in the sky and took the short but scenic train journey across the Leven estuary from … Read more »

Aerial image of Haweswater

Fame at Last!

24th September 2014

This morning I had my 5 minutes of fame and was interviewed on BBC Radio Cumbria as a result of the article I posted our web site yesterday, ‘The Lake District’s ‘Atlantis’ is Revealed’.

You can listen again … Read more »

Mardale village revealed in Haweswater

The Lake District’s ‘Atlantis’ is Revealed

23rd September 2014

A village drowned during the 1930s reappears after the driest September for half a century.

With the warmest September since 1960, the small Cumbrian village of Mardale Green has rarely been seen since the 1930s when it was flooded … Read more »