Blooming beautiful bluebells in the north Lake District!

The Lake District is famous for gorgeous bluebell displays and some of the UK’s best places to see them are right here in the North Lakes. You’ll find wild bluebells carpeting ancient woodlands and painting fell-sides in their purpley blue hue, along with cultivated displays in many of our gardens, where footpaths let you close …

Spring Gardens in the North Lake District

Spring is such a wonderful time here in the North Lakes. The blossom is everywhere, lambs in the field and spring blooms from daffodils, to bluebells to wild garlic fill our woodlands, fellsides and lakeshores. Here’s just a few of our favourite spring gardens, all within a short drive or walk of Keswick. Hope Park …

What’s on this Spring 2022 around Keswick

Spring is here! In spite of stormy and blustery weather to challenge us in January and February, the snowdrops did not disappoint,  soon to be followed by daffodils and crocus.  The nights are getting lighter, and the lambs are in the fields. It will soon be bluebell season! Read on for our pick of What’s …

What’s on this Autumn 2021

Autumn is such a lovely time here in the Lakes, with crisp autumn days, the leaves changing colour, and atmospheric mists along the lakes.   Here’s a small selection of what’s happening and when. Kendal Mountain Festival 18-24 November this annual, four-day long autumn Festival is dedicated to sharing awe-inspiring, life-affirming stories from the world of …

Keswick to Threlkeld railway trail

The Keswick to Threlkeld trail re-opened in December 2020, 5 years after Storm Desmond’s catastrophic impact on the Lake District and Keswick. Two bridges have been replaced and Rawsome’s bridge has been repaired, and the trail has been strengthened and made more resilient to future flood events. Along the trail, you’ll find information panels to …

Our favourite Lake District English Country Gardens…

‘How many kinds of sweet flowers grow in an English Country Garden…?;  so goes the old song. We’ve some fabulous English Country Gardens in the Lake District. Here’s a few ideas of places to enjoy when you’re visiting. Dalemain Historic House & Gardens The blush pink Georgian facade of this majestic mansion certainly gives a …

Lingholm Kitchen

Welcome back to eating and drinking your way around Keswick

At last everywhere is starting to open up again and you can enjoy our famous Keswick hospitality whilst you’re on holiday in the Lake District.  All that time spent outdoors, builds up a lovely appetite.  Fortunately, the fabulous market town of Keswick is very well placed to satisfy your hunger pangs with plenty of places …