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Jam and cream scone at Littletown Farm
Super Sunny Bank Holiday!

Super Sunny Bank Holiday!

Well for once the weather was on side for the August Bank Holiday! We were out and about and here's how we fared 'tourist-ing' on our home turf... Can't recommend enough our lunch at Littletown Farm which we walked to over Catbells Hause. They were very welcoming,...

New website

New website

Welcome to our new website. We hope we have managed a balance between refreshing the look and usability while maintaining a useful and informative site to help you plan your Lake District holiday. We have done our best to go through the new site with a fine tooth...

Rannerdale Bluebells

Rannerdale Bluebells

If you are in the area and haven't seen the bluebells yet on Rannerdale Knotts in Buttermere then put it on your to do list for your visit! Photos don't do them justice and the scent that lingers over the hillside is fabulous. We visited today and this was the scene.

More spring snow

More spring snow

We had another snowfall on Wednesday night, with the snow line advancing to about half way down Narrow Moor (the fell behind Manesty). A lovely day followed on yesterday (Thursday) with bright sunshine, wonderful clear Alpine conditions on the tops and lovely...

Minutes old triplet lambs, born in the fields near Manesty
Slow spring!

Slow spring!

The cold has certainly slowed down the arrival of spring, but we have have lambs in the fields, daffodils in the gardens and have heard the baby owls in the wood. Spring is definitely trying hard!

A66 update

A66 update

The A66 nighttime closures between Threlkeld and Scales have now finished and the road will be open as usual over the Easter holidays. Nighttime resurfacing work is scheduled to start again at 10pm on Mon 9th April with a convoy system rather than a closure. The...

Road Reopening

Road Reopening

The road north from Manesty to the end of Catbells, Gutherscale and eventually Portinscale is due to reopen tomorrow lunch time (have a look at the Cumbria County Council’s facebook post here). It was washed out after the floods in December. ‘Our’ bus, the 77/77A...

Summertime…

Summertime…

The living certainly is easy with the weather we’ve had this week, with temperatures hitting 24 or 25 deg C the last couple of days. We are having to water the garden, particularly the potatoes. The owls nesting on our wood are doing well. Guests have reported 3...

The daffodils are out!

The daffodils are out!

The daffodils are out, the sky is blue and spring has sprung! Lots of other early blooms, including one lone camelia flower (lots more buds on the bush though), an arrray of different coloured heather and the end of the snowdrops which we first saw in the middle of...