Keswick, where most people who have visited the Lake District during their lives will have been to at least once. Where imposing mountains meet beautiful lakes.
Keswick is a short journey up the A591 from Ambleside and Grasmere yet it seems a million miles away. Ambleside and Grasmere are simply stunning, quaint and picturesque and far smaller in terms of population. Keswick on the other hand is far more dramatic, the geology far more rugged and extreme, typical of the Northern Lake District. This ruggedness combined with the terrain naturally makes this a highly popular destination for walkers, climbers, mountain bikers and anyone who loves outdoor pursuits.
Equally Keswick has beauty in abundance and is easily accessible from the M6 motorway via the A66. From Junction 40 of the M6 it’s just a 20 minute drive to Keswick so for people coming from the South, North East or Scotland, Keswick is a prime location.
But why is it that Keswick not only drawers adventure seekers but also people who simply want to take it easy? Well that’s because Keswick is simply stunning at the time. Yes there are the rugged, mountainous areas but there are also such idyllic spots as Cat Bells and the Castle Rigg Stone Circle. Both these places of interest should be visited by all regardless of age or thrill seeking necessity.
For lakes then Derwentwater is a delight and the launch is a must thing to do enabling the fells to be viewed from the water, a completely different perspective. For serenity then Bassenthwaite Lake is hard to beat. It now has the award winning Lakes Distillery beside it too.
But lets not forget Keswick town itself. What a lovely market town full of independent shops and walking shops galore not to mention a Booths supermarket and lots of places to eat and drink.
As it is a place many people return to again and again, purchasing a holiday home there is extremely popular but often too expensive for most. The solution can be had at Brigham Holiday Park. Less than 20 minutes from Keswick, Brigham Holiday Park offers holiday homes for sale in the Lake District. Prices from £39,999 mean just that little bit out of Keswick itself saves close to £50k. Brigham Holiday Park also has the benefit of being just 5 minutes from the historic market town of Cockermouth too. Find out more about the holiday homes for sale, Brigham the village and Brigham Holiday Park here.
A new Lake District website has been launched to challenge OTA’s and third party booking facilities.
Allofthelakedistrict.co.uk has been set up by the true people in the know regarding travel and tourism in the Lake District from day to day running to the all important digital online and offline marketing. With over 40 years of experience working for some of the best hotels and most influential organisations, the team has the real knowledge to lead a successful campaign to help tourism operators in the Lake District and Cumbria cut down the ever growing monopoly of OTA’s.
What you get with using a location specific travel portal such as Allofthelakedistrict.co.uk:
- A business reared in the Lake District
- Absolute knowledge of the region
- More in depth, specific location information
- More insightful descriptions of each accommodation venue so you’ll pick the perfect place for your holiday or short break
- Easy to navigate and search for accommodation from B7B’s to hotels and self catering depending on what you fancy
- After a one off, annual advertising payment, all bookings are done direct – better for the guests/better for the operator
- Social media targeted to this, the UK’s newest and largest UNESCO World Heritage Site. You’ll be certain to find the best offers and latest super scenic pics whether you’re on the Allofthelakedistrict.co.uk Instagram, Facebook or Twitter pages, no need to wade through images of elsewhere in the UK, just pure unadulterated Lake District!
Whether you’re tourists looking for where to stay and things to do in the Lake District or are an tourism business operator looking advertise, all the information you need can be found on https://www.allofthelakedistrict.co.uk
Winter should most definitely not be overlooked as a time to visit the Lake District. With snow capped fells and warming log fires, it is one of the best times to visit the UK’s newest UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy everything the Lake District has to offer with peace and tranquillity of this season.
And the Langdale Hotel & Spa has just the break on offer to make winter wonderful. Their Winter Spa Break is available between 6th November 2017 to 22nd March 2018 (excluding 22nd December 2017 to 7th January 2018) so choose pre Christmas relaxation and escape from the madness or a rewind after the big festive celebrations and to beat the January/February blues.
The brand new Brimstone Spa has proved a massive hit since opening with guests, journalists and bloggers coming from miles to experience the first of its kind spa in the Lake District. This extremely tempting, warming and relaxing spa break includes accommodation at The Langdale Hotel in a Lakeland Signature Roomy Room and a Full Cumbrian breakfast in Stove Restaurant. And then onto the spa with unlimited access to Brimstone Spa, 2 x Brimstone Spa treatments and lunch in the Brimstone Spa Deli.
The Brimstone Spa has a variety of experiences both inside and outside in the Lake District air. Treatments are of the highest calibre using all natural, Lake District made products especially for the spa. The spa is exclusively for Langdale and Brimstone Hotel guests.
Prices start from £290 for midweek bookings and £350 for weekends. Terms & Conditions apply. To book and find out more about the offer visit https://www.langdale.co.uk/brimstone-spa-breaks.html or call 015394 38014.
The Cuckoo Brow Inn at Far Sawrey has had a tremendously busy summer and it seems their customers and guests have been busy too, giving 5 star excellemt ratings and glowing reviews on Tripadvisor.
Just 3 more 5 star reviews will take this traditional Lake District inn to s staggering 550 first class reviews. “Friendly”, “welcoming”, “great food”, “lovely staff” are just some of the review headlines.
The Cuckoo Brow Inn continues its growth in popularity and guest numbers year on year since its change of ownership and refurbishment. The Inn has a lot to live up to due to its location in the peaceful and stunningly beautiful village of Far Sawrey, the once home of Beatrix Potter and where her house can still be visited owned and maintained by the National Trust. Nearby Hawkshead is a typical and true Lake District village offering plenty to see and do but what brings so many to stay at the Cuckoo Brow is the walking of the many fells surrounding the Inn.
Cuckoo Brows approach of Muddy boots, children and dogs welcome has created a relaxed atmosphere yet they have combined it with first class service, decor and food. Only the very best, local produce is used with traditional dishes, some given a little twist, but all delicious. The local real ales on offer are always a hit whether dropping in for a drink post walk or whilst staying over in one of 14 refurbished bedrooms. All en-suite, twin, double and family rooms are available.
For accommodation availability and all the information regarding bar, food and rooms at The Cuckoo Brow Lake District B&B visit http://www.cuckoobrow.co.uk
During October and organised and led by Cumbria Wildlife Trust are two Conservation Work Parties in the Grange over Sands area. The work parties held throughout Cumbria offer the chance to be educated and learn about each special location whilst at the same time helping to save and conserve rare species and habitats within it.
Firstly on Thursday October 6th the location is Brown Robin Nature Reserve. Brown Robin is a very special site with superb views of Morecambe Bay. Within the reserve you’ll be rewarded with fungi, sites of geological and historical interest, spring flowers and wildflowers and the spectacular view. From 9.30 am until 4pm those attending the work party will have the chance of experiencing various tasks including coppicing at this varied nature reserve above Grange-over-Sands learning some traditional forest management techniques.
Before winter arrives then it’s really worth doing one or all of the Morecambe Bay Partnership Seldom Seen walks. A set of 5 maps has been developed by Barrow-based artists Art Gene covering Morecambe Bay, to help you explore from Walney Island near Barrow-in-Furness in South Cumbria, all around the estuaries to Cockerham, south of Lancaster in north Lancashire. The Flookburgh to Humphrey Head is of particular interest and great when staying in Gramge over Sands. Uncover ancient sites, explore the fishing and shipbuilding heritage and immerse yourself in this unique corner of Britain and especially the compelling landscape.
Bay Villa bed and breakfast in Grange over Sands makes for a relaxing place to unwind after enjoyable but also packed days of conservation or walking. The breakfast will certainly set guests up for a full day out. Rooms start from £125.