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Heart of the Lakes News

Lake District Wildlife Guide

The Lake District is truly a dynamic environment, loaded with wild spaces. From rugged fell tops to translucent lakes, mystical forests and open moorland; the Lake District is a paradise for the wonderful wildlife who find sanctuary in this beautiful…


3 wild spots to enjoy your book in the Lakes

Our lovely landscape has been the catalyst of inspiration for a number of literary greats who once called the Lake District home. There’s something wonderfully mind mellowing about getting lost between the pages of a good book. Add in picturesque…


Restorative Outdoor Activities

With today’s fast pace of life, it's important to take time to enjoy some restorative outdoor activities. Here we've chosen our favourite low impact activities that you can do in the great Lake District outdoors, delivering some powerful restorative …


Stride & Edge Q&A - Yoga by the Lake

Meet Madeleine and Harry, founders of the Lake District's newest and most exciting Yoga class. Discover what it's like to step out onto Windermere Jetty, take in the Lake views, flow into some yoga and enjoy some coffee and cake to finish. What's not…


Top 4 Short Walks in the Lake District

A puff inducing climb to the summit of the Lake Districts largest peaks. That’s one way to experience the beautiful blend of mountains and water here in the Lake District. But don't worry, we’ve got another solution! Here are out top 4 short walks in…


Food for the Soul

Since food is definitely the way to our heart here at Heart of the Lakes, we thought we’d share some of the best places to enjoy some gourmet delights here in the Lake District, from healthy snacks to indulgent treats. Pull up a chair and let’s enjoy…


Forest Therapy in the Lake District

There’s something wonderfully mind mellowing about being in the great outdoors, tuning into the natural world around you, being present, and reconnecting with those things that really matter.…


A day in the Lakes & Dales with the Car

Explore two National Parks in one day! From your cottage in the Lake District you can enjoy a charming drive though winding country roads flanked by dry stone walls, hedges, fields, woodland and mountains. Dip into the Yorkshire Dales then back into …