Lake District Drives Blog

Lake District Drives Blog

Autumn 2020

In some respects summer 2020 was a success in the Lake District with plenty of visitors enjoying the area once the initial Covid-19 lockdown was relaxed. Despite the weather doing its normal thing of deteriorating through the summer after such a nice spring. Plus travel restrictions preventing the normal influx of international visitors which meant […]

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Kentmere and Longsleddale drive

The 16 featured Lake District Drives visit many parts of the area and include many of the attractions but there are still a number of more peaceful and isolated areas that are worth a visit. The beautiful adjacent valleys of Kentmere and Longsleddale are such places. Both valleys feed the River Kent upstream of Kendal […]

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Summer 2020

Not your typical Lake District summer. Covid-19 has obviously made a big difference to the area with very few visitors prior to July and many businesses struggling to reopen. Things have certainly picked up through July since hospitality businesses reopened and you might struggle to find accommodation with so many folks visiting the area and […]

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Satellite Navigation

Satellite Navigation is a very common technology nowadays with no end of sat nav devices having no end of brilliant features to help you find your destination and useful information along the way. Many even have live road conditions so you can try and avoid traffic jams or closed roads for example. Many vehicles have […]

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Lake District Drives are open!

Lake District Drives are open! Well sort of. After too many weeks being completely closed to visitors the Lake District is slowly beginning to open up again. Of course there is a long way to go until we get anywhere near ‘normal’ and many attractions and businesses remain closed for a few more weeks at […]

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Welcome to brand new Lake District Drives!

Welcome to my brand new website for Lake District Drives. This has recently been produced with tremendous support from my new friends at Mintcake Digital in Kendal. The original website was established in 2012, basically as a hobby. Having spent many years exploring the Lake District and Cumbria, I realised there were no decent guides […]

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