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Lake District Tea Shop Trails

 
Tue, 28th Jan 2020

Lake District Tea Shop Trails By Rachael Parkin Cake scarcely tastes as good as it does after a refreshing walk. And a walk is never more enjoyable than when you know that a delicious and well-earned baked reward and accompanying steaming drink awaits you at its conclusion. Even the most reluctant of walkers can be persuaded along by the promise of an imminent sweet treat at a cosy café after an afternoon of activity. We have compiled a list of some of our favourite, family-friendly walk and tea/coffee shop combinations that are guaranteed to please body, mind and taste-buds in…

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Five Things to Do in Ulverston

 
Tue, 28th Jan 2020

Five Things to Do in Ulverston By Rachael Parkin The new film about the lives of the legendary Laurel and Hardy, ‘Stan and Ollie’ is now playing in cinemas across the country but did you know that Stan Laurel was born less than 30 minutes away from Coniston and the Coppermines Valley in the south Cumbrian market town of Ulverston? With its quaint, cobbled streets and an abundance of shops, pubs and cafes Ulverston is worthy of a visit any time of year but with now, with its most famous son back in the limelight, it’s a better time than…

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All Good Things Are Wild & Free …… Introducing Mr Sean Conway

 
Tue, 28th Jan 2020

All Good Things Are Wild & Free …… Introducing Mr Sean Conway Once home to Victorian philanthropist John Ruskin, spiritual home of Donald Campbell; water speed record legend and inspirational backdrop for Arthur Ransome & his Swallows and Amazons, Coniston village, situated in the heart of the Lake District has in its time attracted some pretty fascinating folk. If you’re lucky enough to visit the area in the near future then you may just spot our newest resident running up and down the fells, swimming in the lake or quietly sipping a pint in the local pub. Instantly recognisable by…

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Whatever your ability, there’s something for everyone when it comes to walking in and around Coniston

 
Tue, 28th Jan 2020

Whatever your ability, there’s something for everyone when it comes to walking in and around Coniston Whether it’s a family adventure, a gentle stroll or a challenging climb you are after, you won’t be disappointed by the Lakeland village of Coniston and the endless opportunities it offers to stretch the legs. Overlooked by the majestic Coniston Fells and with the beautiful Coniston Water and its lakeside paths only minutes from the village, you can get out and enjoy the impressive views whatever your walking ability. A favourite for families, there’s the scenic Tarn Hows just down the road, which offers…

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4 Fantastic Reasons to Visit The Langdale Valley!

 
Tue, 28th Jan 2020

4 Fantastic Reasons to Visit The Langdale Valley! 1. Landscape Langdale is a beautiful valley situated in the heart of the English Lake District, a picturesque & serene haven, peace and happiness are sure to be found here. The famous Langdale Pikes (Pike O’Stickle, Harrison Stickle and Pavey Ark) situated on the northern side of the dale create a dramatic skyline and are one of the most recognisable features of the area. It is not hard to see why people choose to return to this area of natural beauty year after year. Renowned Lakeland Walker Alfred Wainwright beautifully summed up…

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4 Fantastic Reasons to Visit Coniston!

 
Tue, 28th Jan 2020

4 Fantastic Reasons to Visit Coniston! In the heart of the English Lake District lies the historical copper mining village of Coniston, perfectly positioned alongside the picturesque Coniston Water and underneath the majestic Coniston Fells of which Coniston Old Man, at 2635ft, is the most recognisable. Today the village is welcoming, warm and friendly and the two main Victorian streets still house traditional shops such as the village butcher, grocer, newsagent, dairy, five pubs, bakery, several cafes and a highly acclaimed restaurant. So you can be assured that there’s more than enough to keep you occupied during your time here.…

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Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside

 
Tue, 28th Jan 2020

Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside Oh, I do like to be beside the sea. We say like, we mean love. On the west coast of Cumbria, not far from the Lake District National Park boundary lies a serene haven. A vast expanse of sand and pebbles with views that stretch out on a clear day to the Isle of Man. Welcome to the delightfully unassuming Silecroft Beach…. Popular with families, dog walkers, fishermen, kite surfers and horse riders, you might be mistaken for thinking the beach would be terribly overcrowded but the truth is that on…

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