Author Archive for Rachael Thomas

Blackwell Arts and Crafts House, Bowness

The Lake District's historic houses

After this month's Heritage Open Days, we thought we'd stick with the cultural and heritage theme and put together our top ten list of historic houses in Cumbria.
Windermere in a day - there's so much to do!

Windermere in a day - there's so much to do!

There is so much to see and do in and around Windermere, so condensing it into one day is more than a little tricky. Here’s an idea of what to do.
Ullswater

A whistle-stop tour of the Lake District lakes

When the sun is beating down on the Lake District, there’s no better place to be than beside one of the large bodies of water that give this stunning national park its name.
Red tarn

Summer in the Lake District

The Lake District is the perfect place to spend your Summer holidays. Enjoy long, warm days, clear blue skies and stunning views.
Wild swimming in the Lake District

Wild swimming in the Lake District

In just a few weeks’ time, thousands of swimmers will be heading to the Lake District to take part in the Great North Swim.
The view from Brant Fell

Our favourite Lake District walks with the children

Here are just a few of our favourite Lake District walks which we’ve enjoyed with our children. So why not kit yours out with some sturdy walking boots and take them exploring?
HRiSHi

Michelin star restaurants in the Lake District

Did you know that Cumbria now has the highest number of Michelin starred restaurants outside London and Berkshire? And while much of the news following the release of Michelin’s prestigious guide for 2022 has focused on L’Enclume in Cartmel – and rightly so having been awarded three Michelin stars – the county now boasts eight
Spring in the Lake District

Spring in the Lake District

We all have to put up with January and February – the cold, the long dark evenings. No wonder they’re generally considered to be the two least appealing months of the year in the UK. But March to May breathes new life into the landscape, a time when the Lake District National Park truly comes
New year, new you? Make your New Year resolutions happen by visiting the Lake District

New year, new you? Make your New Year resolutions happen by visiting the Lake District

Every year, millions of us make our New Year’s resolutions. From getting fit to seeing friends, eating healthier food to trying new things. And there’s one place where all of these can happen. The English Lake District. The Lake District National Park Located in the north-west corner of England, the Lake District National Park covers