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6 Hidden Lake District gems you might not have heard of

Sun, 19th Nov 2023

New figures from the Cumbria’s official tourist board reveal that, while millions of visitors to the Lake District head for the tourist hot spots such as Ambleside and Keswick, far, far fewer venture into lesser-known parts of the National Park – those hidden corners that are often under-explored but are in no way lacking in the kind of breath-taking scenery and scope for adventure that the Lake District is so famous for. We understand that, when new to an area, you gravitate towards the iconic places you’ve heard of and seen so may photographs of. Problem is, sometimes once you…

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5 Lovely, Low-Level Family Walks for winter in and around Coniston

Thu, 16th Nov 2023

Winter can be an amazing time to get out and about within the glorious Lake District National Park. The crowds have diminished and the insects vanished, the air is crisp and cool and the opportunities for exploring this beautiful part of the world are endless. We’ve put together some of our favourite, lower-level walks for winter in and around Coniston, perfect for those staying in the village.  All these walks are doable in a morning or afternoon, so you can have plenty of time to enjoy your walk before heading back to your cottage to warm up next to your…

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Why Families are Booking Holiday Cottages for Christmas

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Fri, 10th Nov 2023

One of the biggest trends in families spending Christmas together is starting a new tradition by booking a Lake District holiday cottage over the festive period. Getting all the family together under one roof so they can all spend time together is becoming increasingly important in our modern digital age. Festive Holiday Cottages for Families Whether you are a couple with a new baby looking for your first Christmas adventure together as a family or want to get the whole gang together and need enough bedrooms to host everyone, holiday cottages are the perfect solution to a magical family Christmas.…

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Why choose a New Year Break in the Lakes? End 2023 on a high in the Lake District

Thu, 2nd Nov 2023

After the stresses and busyness of Christmas – a New Year escape to the Lake District could be just the thing to unwind, relax and celebrate with loved ones in style and comfort. And after a year filled with ups and downs for so many, there are lots of reasons why choosing to spend New Year in the Lakes could be the perfect way say goodbye to one year while welcoming in another. Here in the Lakes days can be spent rediscovering a love for nature; exploring the beautiful countryside, taking in the spectacular views of snow-capped mountains and soaking…

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Winter Adventures in Grizedale Forest

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Tue, 24th Oct 2023

Winter in the Lake District is simply stunning, and the surrounding forests can be truly magical at this time of year. From our base in Coniston, the Coppermines Cottages have great places to stay across the Lake District including fantastic cottages close to Grizedale Forest. You can view great holiday cottages here Where is Grizedale Forest? Grizedale Forest is located in the Lake District National Park in Cumbria, England, offers a range of outdoor activities for visitors to enjoy during the winter months. Using one of our stunning Lake District Cottages as a base you can head out and enjoy…

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Tarn Hows - 5 Ways to Walk

Fri, 13th Oct 2023

We are taking a break from our 5 Ways to Walk series focussing on the highest and most dramatic Lake District mountains. Instead we’re looking at various different ways in which the beautiful Tarn Hows can be enjoyed. Whether it’s an invigorating morning walk, a family afternoon hike or a romantic evening stroll, there’s a route to suit.  Family-friendly, the walks below are ideal for walkers of all ages and there’s a route for nearly all abilities.    1. Circular route from Tarn Hows car park. Clockwise or anticlockwise the choice is yours. If it’s your first visit however then…

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Why a Family Christmas in a Cottage is So Popular

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Thu, 5th Oct 2023

Christmas is a special time of year when families actually have the time to spend it together. The growing popularity of families getting away from the day to day and booking a Lake District cottage for the Christmas period has been growing in popularity over the years and it is not hard to understand why. Christmas in a Lake District Cottage The Lake District is a breath of fresh air at a busy time of year, and even though the weather can be chilly, roaring fires and tempting mugs of hot cocoa await those who brave a small fell at…

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Spooky Days out this Halloween - most haunted Lake District locations to visit

Thu, 5th Oct 2023

Do you love to be scared? Are you fascinated with the paranormal? With Halloween fast approaching we’re looking at some of the spookiest places to visit around Cumbria and the Lake District. Dare you visit some of these most haunted Lake District locations? Muncaster Castle Muncaster is famous far and wide for its ghosts, and with the castle known to date as far back as 1258 it’s hardly surprising it’s one of the most haunted locations in Cumbria. There’s many a tale around Tom Fool, aka Tom Skelton the castle’s jester and a powerful and sometime sinister force at Muncaster,…

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Exploring Historic Houses in the Lake District

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Fri, 22nd Sep 2023

While its natural beauty is what the Lake District is know for, there is so much more to explore in this gorgeous national park. Along with striking fells, and outdoor adventures there is also a host of historic places for you to explore. Perfect for a rainy afternoon or a winter break. Cottages Lake District Staying in a Cottage in the Lake District gives you the ultimate in flexibility when it comes to curating your itinerary for your Lake District break. Amid this picturesque setting, you can find several historic houses and estates that offer a glimpse into the region’s…

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Lake District Yoga Holidays: Why Coppermines Valley is perfect for hosting your next yoga retreat

Fri, 15th Sep 2023

Are you a yoga instructor looking to host a yoga retreat with a difference? Do you specialise in meditation or well-being and are looking for a unique venue to host a meditation or wellness weekend? At the Coppermines Mountain Cottages your yoga or meditation clients would have the opportunity to reconnect with themselves by reconnecting with nature in a spectacular setting setting like no other. The Coppermines Mountain Cottages offer self-catering accommodation amongst the Lake District mountains for up to 22 guests. And our on-site Copper Barn is perfect for offering group yoga classes, meditation sessions or mindfulness coaching. As…

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