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 …

A hazelnut breakfast…

After a two week stay at Underscar in August, where she observed our beautiful red squirrels enjoying their breakfasts, Maria Blakeley reported her interesting findings in a new post on her blog. Following on from ‘A real-life Rowan: agile red squirrels at Underscar’, where Maria describes the daily behaviour of a juvenile red squirrel, here we meet …

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 …