Langdale is one of my favourite areas in the Lake District. I was lucky to stay at the Brimstone hotel in the Langdale estate a couple of years ago. It’s not only beautifully decorated, the staff are just so lovely. Attentive but not intrusive. Continue reading Brimstone spa
A last minute decision to go to this lovely hotel on the edge of Bowness on Windermere for afternoon tea.
Afternoon Tea is a tea-related ritual, introduced in Britain in the early 1840s. It evolved as a mini meal to stem the hunger and anticipation of an evening meal at 8pm. Continue reading Afternoon tea at Ryebeck
When the hotel opened it doors earlier this year I was interested to see what Andrew and his team had done to breath life into this neglected building. Forest Side is an imposing slate-built mansion, built for a wealthy industrialist in 1853, on the outskirts of Grasmere. Across the road, Helm Crag looking down majestically on it. In recent years had been left with no improvement and resembled a hammer house of horrors than a lakeland retreat. Continue reading A new star is born- Forestside
I have driven past here thousands of times over the years and finally visited. Rydal Mount was the last home of William Wordsworth before he died. A lot more luxurious and spacious compared to his first home of Dove Cottage. It is where he wrote one of his most famous poems “Daffodils”. Continue reading Rydal Mount
Walking in the hills in the evening when everyone has gone home is just the best. Gorgeous weather and needed to be taken advantage of. Helvellyn was the plan and a quick message to Gary and Stu and they were coming to join us meeting at the Church in Wythburn on the shores of Thirlmere. Continue reading After work hike
I was very lucky to stay here back in October 2015. I had always been intrigued to what the most photographed boathouse in the lakes looked like inside. I was completely blown away by its beautiful interior and of course that view. https://adventuresofcumbrianblondie.co.uk/2015/10/20/staycation/
When we were out with Chris the previous weekend at Allan Bank, she said you must get a rowing boat out on Grasmere. So we did. If you head out of the village on the Red Bank road you will come across the Faeryland.
A little car park and a very lovely secluded bay and even an odd Faeryland fairy.
The one thing that struck me as soon as you enter the car park was the negativity. Big signs stating the following
Do not park here
Do not take pictures unless you’ve purchased something.
Then it continued in the boat!
But despite this, it was lovely seeing the hills from the water. At just one mile long and half a mile wide, Grasmere is one of the smaller lakes of the Lake District. The lake is heavily associated with the poet William Wordsworth and lies just south of the village of Grasmere.
The boat is £15 per hour and you leave a £20 deposit. So good value overall. Even better when you get rowed around the lake.