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The Coniston Inn

Newly acquired by The Inn Collection in 2020, The Coniston Inn – formerly The Waterhead Hotel – is located in a stunning position on the shores of Coniston Water. Although a quieter part of the Lakes, it’s easily reached from the motorway network and offers marvellous walking opportunities. The inn has been renovated to the [...]

By | 2021-01-14T12:06:07+00:00 January 14th, 2021|Accommodation, Hotels/B&Bs, Latest Reviews, Places To Eat|0 Comments

The Ambleside Inn

Conveniently situated in the central portion of the Lake District this newly refurbished inn is ideal for exploring all corners of the national park. With 30 rooms – varying from king-sized doubles and twins to singles and family rooms – the inn suits all, even our furry friends, with designated rooms available at a small [...]

By | 2021-01-14T12:01:43+00:00 January 14th, 2021|Accommodation, Hotels/B&Bs, Latest Reviews, Places To Eat|0 Comments

Vertebrate Publishing – Book Reviews

Vertebrate Publishing, based on the edge of the Peak District, pride themselves on producing books which enable people to enjoy the outdoors whatever their age; what’s more, they only publish books that they’d want to read or use themselves. Glancing at their website, it’s clear to see that they have a back catalogue containing some [...]

By | 2020-09-28T14:32:49+00:00 September 28th, 2020|Books/DVDs, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

Pocket Mountains – Walking Guides

Pocket Mountains was launched in 2003 by adventure-loving Robbie and April. Their objective, according to their website, is to publish “accessible and inspiring pocket-sized guidebooks for anyone who likes a bit of an adventure”. And since opening their publishing house, they’ve done just that! To date, their company has published many attractive handy-sized walking books [...]

By | 2020-09-28T13:45:41+00:00 September 28th, 2020|Books/DVDs, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

The Cove – Silverdale

Overlooking Morecambe Bay, this luxurious, state-of-the-art lodge park is the latest addition to the Holgates Holiday Parks’ portfolio. What’s more, it’s just across the road from the family-run business’s flagship site, Silverdale, with all its facilities, including heated swimming pool and restaurant. Among The Cove’s top selling points is its location. From this quiet stretch [...]

By | 2020-08-28T11:13:34+00:00 August 28th, 2020|Accommodation, Destinations, Latest News, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

YHA Hawkshead

So many youth hostels have a fascinating history and it’s one of the reasons we enjoy staying with the YHA. Take YHA Hawkshead, alias Esthwaite Lodge, one mile south of the pretty Lake District village. Its first recorded owner was in the late 18th century and, in 1936, was bought [...]

By | 2019-09-14T08:04:00+00:00 September 14th, 2019|Accommodation, Latest Reviews, Self-Catering|0 Comments

YHA Buttermere

Wow, what an outstanding location! Although we enjoyed many aspects of our visit to this Lake District youth hostel, it’s the former Victorian slate hotel’s outstanding position which tops the list. (c) Richard Webber (c) Richard Webber The Western Lakes is our favourite corner of this entrancing national park so it [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:31:51+00:00 August 24th, 2018|Accommodation, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

YHA Ambleside

You’ll be hard pressed to find a hostel in a better location. Sitting on the banks of Lake Windermere, the commanding YHA Ambleside offers breathtaking views across England’s largest natural lake from many of its rooms. Being a popular hostel, it’s seemingly busy at all times, particularly with large parties of students. We stayed for [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:31:57+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Accommodation, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

YHA Honister Hause

YHA Honister Hause might not boast the amenities of other hostels, such as wi-fi or reliable mobile phone signal, and, if I’m honest, isn't the best looker among the myriad properties owned by the YHA. But that aside, this place has much to offer its visitors and we thoroughly enjoyed staying there this summer.  [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:31:57+00:00 September 7th, 2017|Accommodation, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

Skelwith Fold – In the News

Skelwith Fold, the popular 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, is in the news for all the right reasons. Set amid the 130-acre grounds of a former country home, the park provides caravan holiday homes for private [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:32:02+00:00 August 22nd, 2016|Latest News|Comments Off on Skelwith Fold – In the News

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