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Treetop Nets – Lake District

We negotiated giant trampolines, walkways, slides and tunnels, having bucketfuls of fun in the process; and what’s so good about Treetop Nets – which is brand new for 2014 and, reputedly, a UK first – is that it’s suitable for adults and children (aged three upwards). The concept is simple but effective: over 1,500 square [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:32:17+00:00 October 3rd, 2014|Attractions|0 Comments

Grasmere Hostel

  Just outside the picturesque village of Grasmere, in the heart of the Lake District National Park, you’ll discover Grasmere Hostel – and what a find it is, too. Part of Broadrayne Farm – which also offers self-catering cottages – this independent hostel is owned by the ever-helpful Dave Keighley and his wife. (c) [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:32:18+00:00 September 8th, 2014|Accommodation, Self-Catering|0 Comments

Elterwater Independent Hostel

For me, Elterwater is one of the Lake District’s true gems: a cluster of houses and a pub lying in the Langdale Valley, just half a mile from the picturesque lake from which its name is derived. As well as its quaintness, the village is ideally placed for exploring some of the Central Lakes’ most [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:32:18+00:00 September 8th, 2014|Accommodation, Self-Catering|0 Comments

Grasmere Youth Hostel

Anyone who, like me, is a regular visitor to the Lake District knows that the pretty village of Grasmere is a real honeypot visited by people from around the world. Part of the draw is, of course, its beauty – oh, and then there’s the William Wordsworth connection! The great poet lived here for much [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:32:18+00:00 September 4th, 2014|Accommodation, Self-Catering|0 Comments

Windermere Lake Cruises

Any visitor to the glorious Lake District mustn’t leave the region without having sailed down, across or around Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake. Windermere Lake Cruises operate a fleet of well-equipped vessels around the lake, most offering undercover and outside seating, toilets and refreshments. Cruises last from 45 minutes to three hours. Alternatively, you can [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:32:27+00:00 October 1st, 2013|Attractions|0 Comments

Skelwith Fold Caravan Park

If you’re looking for a caravan park in the heart of the Lake District, close to the popular town of Ambleside and some of the region’s most beautiful fells, then take a look at Skelwith Fold. Set amid the 130-acre grounds of a former country home, the park provides caravan holiday homes for private owners [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:32:28+00:00 September 9th, 2013|Accommodation, Camping, Latest Reviews, Self-Catering|0 Comments

Inn On The Lake

The phrase “location, location, location” must have been coined with the Inn on the Lake in mind because you couldn’t ask for a better positioned hotel. Situated in the village of Glenridding, at the southern end of Ullswater, the hotel sits within 15 acres of lawns stretching down to the shores of the lake. For [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:32:29+00:00 July 4th, 2013|Accommodation, Hotels/B&Bs|0 Comments

Ravenglass & Eskdale Steam Railway

Many visitors to the Lake District come for the fell-walking opportunities, to stroll around picturesque villages like Grasmere or to sail across Lake Windermere, Ullswater or Coniston on one of many steamers and launches. But sometimes it’s worth trying something different, which is what we did on a recent visit to the region. My family [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:32:29+00:00 June 18th, 2013|Attractions|0 Comments

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