Circular drive from Kendal through The Lake District to Keswick, Ullswater, Bowness-on-Windermere & back to Kendal.
This circular route takes you through The Lake District with some of the most beautiful lakes & magnificent mountains & much to see along the way.
From Kendal take the A591 to Windermere then continue to Ambleside along the side of the lake. Continue reading
As the great granddaughter of a Kendal Innkeeper I thought it appropriate to share with you some local knowledge of fine Cumbrian hostelries, breweries & tipples.
Jennings Ales are brewed in the traditional way using their own well water. Enjoy a tour of the brewery between 12 noon & 2pm daily until the end of October to see these award winning ales being made. Visit the tearoom, have a look around the shop & pick up some intriguingly named Sneck Lifter or Cocker Hoop to enjoy during your holiday. Continue reading
To the East of Sedbergh along the scenic A684 lies the Yorkshire Dales market town of Hawes. The journey takes you through glorious Dales countryside passing by Cautley Spout , iconic Yorkshire Dales field barns & isolated Methodist Chapels. Continue reading
On approaching the town of Ulverston you will see Ulverston’s iconic landmark known locally as Hoad Monument. Built as a memorial to Sir John Barrow, a seafaring man, it is modelled on The Eddystone Lighthouse. Continue reading
Five great pubs within a few miles of Kendal.
The Station Inn at Oxenholme’s opening times for food is Monday to Friday 12 to 2.30pm and 5pm to 9pm, Saturday & Sunday 12 to 9pm. The pub opens 11.30am to 11pm every day.
One of their most popular dishes is homemade ‘Steak n Blond Witch Ale Pie’ and customers love ‘Fish n Chunky Chips’ or home-made ‘Creamy Lasagne’ with Monty’s revenge garlic bread. Hard to choose the best. Continue reading
Looking forward to the wonderfully long Easter weekend? There’s always lots to do in this part of Cumbria. Here are just a few ideas of how you can amuse yourself over the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend. Continue reading
Local exhibitions – Places, pictures & people
A Taste of Lakeland exhibition at the Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry in Kendal begins on 6 March & runs to 7 September.
See how tastes have changed over the years and learn about the food traditions of the Lake District with this exhibition located on the Museum’s interesting street scene.
2015 Main Events in Cumbria
Spring Beer Festival, Hawkshead Brewery in Staveley
Friday March 6 – Sunday March 8; Beer festival featuring delicious drinks brewed by several different breweries.
Kendal Festival of Food
Saturday March 7 and Sunday March 8; Two day celebration of food and drink with loads of locally sourced Cumbrian goodies.
http://www.kendalfestivaloffood.co.uk/ Continue reading
Dog Friendly Cumbria
Caravan holiday with your dog
With our super little lawned doggy exercise area & miles of country footpaths right on the doorstep choosing to holiday at Ashes Caravan Park is a great option for long or short breaks with your dog. There is no extra charge for dogs & we normally accept up to two dogs with well-behaved owners! Continue reading
Penrith – Heart of Cumbria
Known as ‘The Old Red Town’ because of the distinctive red sandstone that is characteristic of many of Penrith’s lovely old buildings. Penrith is a historic market town, having a rich heritage and is well worth visiting. The town has an interesting history and due to its position on the strategic route to & from Scotland it remains an important landmark. Continue reading