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‘BLOOMING lovely’

‘BLOOMING lovely’ is the only way to describe the fantastic spread of bluebells to be found at some of Cumbria Wildlife Trust’s nature reserves this spring As the natural world awakens from an unpredictable and challenging winter, it is a great time to step out onto the sapphire speckled woodland floor and revel in this […]

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Spring’s finally here and that means just one thing – Easter is almost upon us!

Springtime is a wonderful time to visit the Lake District. As the natural world reawakens after the winter, the Lake District comes alive with a host of activities that the whole family can enjoy. Springtime is synonymous with lambs and this is evident all over Cumbria. One of the first things you should do on […]

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Lake District walks with tearooms….

Lake District walks with tearooms…. What could be more relaxing on a visit to the Lake District than a scenic walk followed by lunch or a traditional cream tea in an enchanting tearoom?! Taking the weight off your feet, and enjoying scones, jam and cream within picturesque surroundings – it’s our idea of heaven! Here […]

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Lake District Festivals 2017 – If you are still trying to decide on your summer holidays….. let us inspire you.

  Where do we begin, the Lake District really does have something for everyone … Mountains, Lakes, Stunning Scenery, Culture, Castles, museums, Watersports, Spas and great entertainment, and lots of special events throughout the year. The Lake District’s events calendar is full of festivals, shows and gatherings, from traditional Lakeland farming events to weekends for […]

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February Half Term ….. Plenty of events for all the family

February Half Term, Plenty to see and do…… come and see for yourself. What you can’t guarantee though is the Lake District weather! It can be tricky keeping kids entertained when the weather is bad and dragging them up a rain lashed mountain is not going to endear them to the great outdoors! 19th February […]

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November in the Lake District

November in The Lake District While the temperature may be on the downward spiral, the Lake District is still the place to be in winter. Cumbria is a magnet for those seeking outdoor winter activities and then there are the usual top Lakes attractions and family activities in the Lake District. But, as well, there […]

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The Lake District in Autumn

The Lake District in Autumn Autumn in the Lakes is a wonderful time of year. For many of us, this season of mists and mellowness is the very best time to visit here. It’s a quieter time, the schools have gone back and everything feels, well, more relaxed. We often get some of our best […]

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The Lake District welcomes the Tour of Britain

The Lake District welcomes the Tour of Britain For the second time in four years the Tour of Britain will be finishing in Kendal. The Lake District will be welcoming some of the best racers in the world on Monday 5th September. With many of the Tour de France teams competing including Team Sky, Movistar, […]

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Swallows and Amazons

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Places to Visit in the Lake District Inspired by the newly released Swallows and Amazons Film Did you read the Swallows and Amazons books by Arthur Ransome as a child? Perhaps you’re reading them with your little ones now! If so, you’re in for a treat, as a new film adaptation of the Swallows and […]

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A591 re opened and named the most scenic route in Britain

A591 re opened and named the most scenic route in Britain Storm Desmond took away the very heart of the Lake District when it destroyed parts of the A591, The main road between Keswick and Ambleside was closed by a landslip when Storm Desmond hit at the beginning of December, effectively cutting the Lake District […]

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