Author: Jenny Andrew

Windermere, #theplacetobe for cycling in the Lake District

An increasing amount of cyclists of all ages and abilities visit Windermere and Bowness year on year. The area has seen a huge boost in cycle friendly routes and the updating of others to make them more user friendly ad safe. Greater marketing has been done by Cumbria Tourism the GoLakes Travel programme and the […]

Marvellous new menu this March at Windermere Hotel

Spring has sprung at the Applegarth Villa Hotel & Restaurant in Windermere with an exciting new menu. This menu sees even more gluten free options with no compromise on taste or texture. In fact, removing heavy, bulky breads and pasta’s means flavour really shine through, something that is noted by all diners, not just those […]

Walking Tops Favourite Pastimes for Couples List

Topping the top 25 pastimes for couples in Female First magazine was wonderful walking. Yes, walking is a pastime anyone can enjoy but between a couple, it is the perfect way to spend quality time, out in the open and away from the stresses and strains of life. Whether it’s a Sunday stroll in the […]

Europe’s biggest open water swimming event returns to Lake Windermere

  Ambleside and Windermere will be awash with wetsuits on the weekend of June 10 – 12 2016. This is the weekend of the annual Great North Swim, an extremely exciting event for any open swimmer but also for spectators as hundreds of people watch as the competitors take to the water. The Great North […]

British cycling at its best in the Lake District

Cycling has been one of the biggest surges in sport popularity in recent years. Even before Sir Bradley Wiggins triumphs, the number of cyclists in the UK has been increasing year on year whether it be for commuting purposes, health benefits or just pure enjoyment. Now with another UK Tour de France winner, Chris Froome […]

New Keswick holiday cottage joins luxury portfolio

A leading luxury holiday cottage agency in the Lake District has added a new, luxury Gold Award property to their expanding portfolio. Purchased by the current owners in 2015, this 2 bedroom garden apartment within a former grand Victorian gentleman’s country house has been completed renovated and refurbished providing luxury holiday accommodation for up to […]

2016 Annular Solar Eclipse on a Tanzania Safari

If an experience of a lifetime of a safari tour in any one of the magical locations in the country of Tanzania, Africa wasn’t enough, A Tent With A View Safaris have launched a tour to surpass it. Taking place between August 29th and September 5th the Amazing annular Solar Eclipse 2016 Safari Tour will […]

Stay in Style at the new Windermere hotels suites from December

The new suites being constructed by and next to the Applegarth Villa Hotel in Windermere are going full steam ahead for the opening on December 1st. The bathrooms in the top floor suites are in, plastering throughout is complete along with the local slate roofs on the Garden Suites and the sand stone is all […]

Celebrate British Food Fortnight at Tebay Services Hotel

It’s British Food Fortnight celebrating everything that is amazing about British food and there’s a lot to celebrate. And it couldn’t be celebrated at a better time of the year either as Britain knows a thing or two about autumnal fair. Autumn Lamb and especially Cumbrian autumn lamb (well this is a Cumbria based blog […]

All in One Lake District Inn, B&B and Tourist Info Centre!

Cuckoo Brow Inn has gone one step further in providing services to their customers and guests. Walk through the doors to find a blackboard, basically a mini tourist information centre. On the blackboard there’s tips on walks including first walks to do with little ones, events in the area, the car ferry times a list […]

Cumbria’s going potty for afternoon tea!

We doubt many would have anticipated how popular afternoon tea has become in the UK. It has gone from being something mostly enjoyed by the older generation or at levels most cannot afford such as at The Ritz and The Savoy to a national obsession. From cafes to hotels, even restaurant and bars, afternoon tea can […]

You don’t need to stay in hotels to stay stylish these days

To stay in style with luxurious fixtures, fittings and extras isn’t just the domain of hotels now in the tourism accommodation sector in Cumbria. Bed and breakfasts are now stepping up to the luxury mark offering guests 5 star quality accommodation just on a smaller scale to hotels. Yes, bed and breakfasts and guest houses […]

Bowfell from Great Langdale – the ultimate Lake District fell walk

Don’t just take our word for it about Bowfell being one of the best Lake District fells but also the great Alfred Wainwright and Outdoors Magic, the leading outdoors magazine. Wainwright in fact ranked it “amongst the best half dozen” of the Lake District fells. Let’s talk a bit out Bowfell first. Located in the […]

October offers on Coniston holiday cottage

It is of no surprise that the luxury holidays cottages in Coniston, Garden House, has a stunning garden. Garden House sleeps 4 is a 4 Star Gold property and is located at the north eastern edge of Coniston Water just 1 mile from Coniston village. But back to the garden which is lovely lawned landscape […]

Enjoy super stylish savings this autumn at Langdale Hotel

The Langdale Hotel & Spa have launched a super stylish offer for enjoyment during autumn and what a what a lovely time to visit the Lake District it is. The leaves are just turning and the landscape is changing from glorious green to the browns, reds, oranges and deep yellows so quintessentially autumnal. For foodies then […]