Head out west to the Western Lake District & Cumbrian Coast

hunday manor hotel western lakesThe western Lake District is home to some of the most spectacular scenery in the UK and which is also the location for the highest mountain in England.

The western Lake District covers a large area from the Solway Firth at the northern most tip right down to Millom. It is extremely diverse in its landscape having some of the largest mountains but also having miles of coastline. It is the most enriched areas of Cumbria but which offers real escapism from the hugely busy South Lakes.

Still on the coast and moving down to Whitehaven and Workington, the areas busiest and most central locations. Whitehaven has undergone much regeneration in the last few years and the harbour there is really worth a visit especially the biennial Whitehaven Maritime Festival. Further down the coast and you get to St Bees. St Bees has one of the best beaches in the UK. Clean sand and wonderful views towards St Bees Head.
The mountain and lake panoramas are the most dramatic of the whole of the Lake District. The market towns of Cockermouth and Keswick are havens for walkers attracting thousands of visitors each year to walk the famous and accessible fells of Skiddaw and Helvellyn. It also situated next to the beautiful piece of water, Derwentwater and only 3 miles away is Bassenthwaite. Bassenthwaite Lake is the only piece of water that is officially a “lake”. All the other bodies of water are either a “mere” or “water” for example Buttermere and Crummock Water.

Finally, panoramas do not get any better than the view from the southern end of Wastwater looking towards Great Gable, Kirk Fell and Scafell Pike, England’s highest peak. This view won “Britain’s Favourite View” a few years ago but there’s no doubt it is still the case. To add to it’s accolades, Wastwater is also the deepest lake in the Lake District at 260 feet deep.

You are sure to find an activity or attraction in the Western Lake District to suit the entire family. There is a wide variety of Lake District Attractions on offer. There are award winning visitor attractions as well as exciting new activities and many outdoor pursuits. The possibilities are endless.

Easy to access from the North, East and South are the areas of Workington and Cockermouth which provide excellent bases for exploring all of the above. Hunday Manor Hotel has stunning views, a choice of affordable rooms starting from just £95 and serves delicious food in the bar or restaurant daily. Visit http://www.hundaymanorhotel.co.uk/ for more details.

Spend Easter 2017 in the Lake District

damson dene hotel lake district

What better place to visit than the Lake District at Easter. Although not being the birth place of daffodils, the Lake District does represent the daffodil very well with the abundance on roadsides and in parks and the hugely famous Wordsworth poem of the same name.

The daffodil seems to epitomise the Lake District being bright, fresh and plentiful just like the open countryside, fresh air, lakes and mountains in this region. A certain Mr William Wordsworth most certainly had a fondness for them.

So it lends itself quite well to either a cheeky Easter weekend break or for a family taking advantage of the two week school holidays. For a family, it’s a great time to enjoy a full week away or even really go for it and make it two weeks.

Spring time is an excellent time to visit the Lakes. Even though is a beautiful place to visit whatever the time of year, there is something about the spring air, the colours of the landscape and the fact it really feels as though it is coming alive. Everywhere is bright green, fresh and new including the super cute lambs found in their thousands in nearly every visible field.

Easter is perfectly located in the middle of April this year, the freshness and newness will be even more evident in the Lake District and even some daffodils may be out. It is just really worth while taking advantage of the extra long Bank Holiday weekend isn’t it. Two free days off and often much needed after a long, cold winter of which this winter has been long and cold for all!

Spring heaven can be found at the Damson Dene Hotel Lake District. Their 3 night Easter break includes breakfast each morning, a 3 course evening meal in our Heron View Restaurant each evening, full use of our on-site pool and leisure facilities, Lake Windermere cruise tickets and a chocolate Easter gift. Rates start from just £399 per couple and the offer is only available to book direct. Situated in the Lyth Valley and close to Bowness, Damson Den is the perfect base for an Easter break. For more information visit http://www.damsondene.co.uk.