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Heart of the Lakes News

The 8 Best Gardens to Visit in the Lake District

For centuries our gardens have been a place to escape. A place to lose ourselves, in trimming hedges, planting bulbs or reading a book; spaces of tranquility to relax and unwind. When the weather is good, we play, entertain and socialise in them too.…


Why Derwentwater is your Favourite Water in the Lake District

The final vote is in. There were two big guns in our Facebook ‘Favourite Lake, Mere, Water’ vote. The final became south vs north contest, with Windermere up against Derwentwater. Known as the ‘Queen of the Lakes’, Derwentwater takes the title of you…


Top Tail-Wagging Walks in the Lakes District

We love our dogs so much and what better way to show them our appreciation than taking them on a walkies holiday in the Lake District. Swap your local park for the open felltops, glorious rivers and lakes and the endless trails, here in the Lake Dist…


2020 Festivals in the Lake District

From field-fillers and beer-swillers to whole-town Swing takeovers, here’s the line-up for the sell-out festivals in the Lake District for 2020.…


Heart of the Lakes top UK Cottage Holiday Company

The public votes are in for the top three UK Holiday Companies. Announced on Wednesday 27 November at the prestigious British Travel Awards 2019, Heart of the Lakes took Silver in the Best UK Cottage Holiday Company (Northern) category.…


Fellscapes Q&A - Supercharge your mind, body and soul

We caught up with Oakley and Chelsea about the exciting Lake District retreat designed to improve your mental and physical wellbeing. From fell walks and restorative wild swims, to yoga sessions by the Lake and guided meditation. Discover how you …


Kendal Mountain Festival with @FITFORADVENTURE

Every year since it began in 1980, outdoor enthusiasts have flocked to Kendal Mountain Festival to celebrate international mountain film and all things adventure. This year I made my second pilgrimage, after being captivated by the festival atmospher…


Lake District Family Christmas with Heart of the Lakes

Tis’ the season for creating memories that your family will treasure forever. Traditions that will be passed on from generation to generation. And we couldn’t think of a better place to make these memories than in our Lake District Christmas cottages…