Category: News

Spring 2024

So far spring 2024 is a slow burner. The weather has not been great meaning the early Easter was a bit of a damp squib. However, you can’t stand in the way of nature and we have been treated to some wonderful displays of spring flowers, including daffodils which seem to get more prolific along […]

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Winter 2023/24

It’s quiet season in the Lake District but that doesn’t mean it’s any less attractive to visit. Yes, the weather can occasionally be a bit treacherous, to be fair it can be at any time of year! But if you are lucky enough to see some winter sun the conditions are often superb with snow […]

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Autumn 2023

It’s always a bit sad to see the end of the summer in the Lake District but every season has its own attractions and autumn is no exception. It is a great time to visit and enjoy the colourful spectacle as the trees turn all sorts of magical colours against a backdrop of clear blue […]

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Summer 2023

It’s summer 2023! The main holiday season is upon us once again. Always a popular time in the Lake District with visitors from all over the planet enjoying this beautiful area. The weather gave us a great start to the summer with hardly any rain for over 5 weeks from mid May to mid June. […]

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More Audio Lake District Drives

Following on from my previous blog in March 2022, which described my first audio Lake District drive, I am pleased to announce that two more audio drives are now available via this website and the VoiceMap app. I just wanted to share a bit about these new audio drives and my experiences in creating them. […]

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Spring 2023

The days are getting longer and warmer, the lambs are leaping, the daffodils and bluebells are blooming, it must be spring 2023! It’s great to start a new holiday season without the immediate threat of Covid for once, many services and attractions are open as normal, although staff shortages can still affect some. Outdoors is […]

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Winter 2022/23 news

Welcome to winter 2022/23! So far not very wintry but there’s still time for a big freeze. There’s plenty who would say winter is the best time of year in the Lakes. Snow covered mountains look magnificent in the sunshine and providing the roads are still clear it is well worth doing a Lake District […]

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Newlands Valley Drive

The 16 drives on my website cover many of the finest parts of the Lake District but one part I didn’t manage to incorporate was the beautiful Newlands valley which is the most direct driving route between Keswick and Buttermere. This minor road, also known as Newlands Pass, must be one of the most scenic […]

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Audio Lake District Drives

Wouldn’t it be great if you could travel around the Lake District with your very own tour guide telling you about every attraction and landmark along the way and every turn you need to take. Well now you can do exactly that with brand new Audio Drives! In partnership with Voicemap, the drives are voice […]

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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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