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 …

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 …

Blencathra and Beyond!

Barbara and Ian Hedley enjoy exploring the fells during their annual stays at Underscar. This year, during their September visit, Barbara ventured out on her own one day to tackle the beauty and the beast that is Blencathra. Here’s how she got on… It was Friday, the last full day of our Underscar week.  My walking …

Whinlatter Forest

Situated in the North West corner of the Lake District is the Forestry Commission managed, Whinlatter Forest. The Forestry Commission were influential with the Lake District gaining the status of World Heritage Site by combining natural and human activities to create sites such as Whinlatter and Grizedale Forest. With many different activities and attractions, Whinlatter …

Winter walks

As the air takes on the fresh crispness of autumn and we head towards winter the Lake District reveals why it is such a rewarding location to explore on foot. With crystalline skies, sparkling views of fells tops dusted with snow, it’s the ideal time to make the most of the tranquillity of the landscape …

The ultimate destination

Sitting in a sheltered spot on the Southern slopes of Skiddaw, looking out over Derwentwater to the fells beyond, Underscar Spa and Bistro may be located just outside Keswick, but it feels as though it could be a million miles away. Formerly known as Oxleys, the destination spa and bistro have recently been relaunched, with …