It is spring here in the Lakes.
Feeling like we’d like to
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Protectively standing just outside Ambleside, the majestic
Planted in 1860, the tallest Grand Fir in England is one of several monumental trees that make up the
Having grown as high as Nelson’s Column,
There are few historical attractions in Britain that
The towering peaks of Helvellyn, England’s second tallest mountain, and High Street, create a setting like no-other. The ‘golden hour’ is the time to visit the circle of 38 stones, when the sun is just rising or setting. A low winter sun gives way to long shadows and hanging mists, whilst sunrise in spring brings a new experience.
The English Heritage owned stone circle is only a 30-minute walk from Keswick town centre, and minimal parking is available
"No mountain profile arrests and excites the attention more than that of the Langdale Pikes…
The Langdale Pikes mountain range
It is the distinctive shapes of these summits that makes them so famous as they can
Other than its appearance, there are many reasons that the Langdale Pikes are close to the heart. Although steep, the short climb up Stickle Ghyll to a pretty tarn is a great first fell for kids.
Scrambling on the craggy
Alpaca’s talk! Yes, they are social creatures that enjoy company and
Plus, as they are calm and
Taking in the Lake District landscape with an Alpaca has
But her own name also became famously associated with conservation,
Visit the places that Potter made her home in the Lake District, including Hill Top farmhouse and Tarn
Camera’s at the ready, it’s time to enjoy the
There are steam boat cruises sailing daily throughout the year, with a busy calendar of special events and evening cruises too.
Lake Windermere is England’s longest natural lake - 10.5 miles - forming a beautiful winding,
There’s grandeur and interest aplenty; a
northern tip and only a 10-minute walk from Ambleside. Hop on and off, exploring in and around Lake Windermere
For over 200-years, locals and visitors, gentry and labourers, have battled it out in the Ambleside Sports amphitheatre. This annual event is quite the spectacle, throwing those brave enough to enter the arena into a world of Cumberland Wresting, Fell Sprinting and Hound Racing.
Whilst the ‘potato race’ and ‘putting the stone’ no longer feature, today’s programme includes the gruesome events like the Rydal Round Fell Race.