Welcome back to Spring in Keswick!

Spring is here in Keswick, lambs in the field, daffodils nodding in the breeze and hope in the air!  What a year it’s been since last March when we all went into lockdown for the first time. But we are all hopeful for the future. Meanwhile, nature forges ahead, oblivious to what we humans are …

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 …

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 …