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 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 …

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 …

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 …