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Relax and Reinvigorate: 5 ways to relax and 5 ways to reinvigorate in the Lakes

Tue, 2nd Feb 2021

Are you holidays all about relaxation? Is your perfect break one of blissful basking, cocktail sipping and gentle pottering? Is your idea of a thrill finding the perfect gift for a loved-one in a gift shop full of treasures? Are you looking to leave the rigours of daily life behind and embrace a chilled-out, carefree existence for a wonderful week (or two)? Or perhaps you have had your fill of sitting around, trapped in the relentless mundane, and are bursting to get out, get active and have adventures. Is your idea of living hurtling downhill on a challenging biking trail…

Category: Activities, Local Area
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Why Dogs Love the Lake District

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Sat, 23rd Jan 2021

When you have a dog, they are always a big part of your considerations when looking for holiday ideas. For UK holidays, one area that dogs always love to visit is the Lake District and one of the best ways to enjoy all the Lake District has to offer with your four-legged friends is by booking a cottage holiday with the Coppermines. Planning a great holiday with your dog is exciting, so below are some ideas on how you and your paw family can enjoy the lakes when the Covid restrictions allow. Dog-friendly Cottages One of the top reasons that…

Category: Cottages, Local Area
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Discover the Mystery of Cumbria's Stone Circles

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Sun, 17th Jan 2021

Stone circles are a source of fascination around the world.  From the majesty of Stonehenge to the mystery of places like Maumbury Rings in Dorset where almost nothing remains, we are drawn to visit these spots.  Perhaps we hear the echo of voices from our ancestors who used these places! Whatever the reason, Cumbria has no shortage of these amazing sites to visit – there’s over 50 spread around the county!  As a visitor to the Lake District, you are perfectly located to visit them and enjoy stepping into the past for a short time. These fantastic places have been…

Category: History, Local Area
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Cycling Adventures in the Lake District

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Sat, 9th Jan 2021

We all know that the Lake District has amazing views, historic attractions and is a brilliant place to visit, whether you love hiking, going for a boat ride or dining at one of the many restaurants, pubs and cafes. The Lake District is also one of the best locations for cycling adventures, however. You might fancy yourself as a future winner of the Tour de France, want an activity all the family can take part in or perhaps you like to race and get muddy on rough trails. There is something for everyone here. Our blog looks at how to…

Category: Activities, Adventure
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Amazing Lake District Michelin Starred Restaurants

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Mon, 4th Jan 2021

When planning your future Lake District cottage holiday one of the most important things to think about is food! Fortunately, one thing that the Lake District is known for, apart from the amazing scenery, cosy cottages, and beautiful lakes, is its food. There are plenty of high-quality restaurants serving local fayre and offering memorable dining experiences. Here we look at the top Michelin starred restaurants you can find across the region and they will be ready and waiting for you as soon as Covid regulations allow them to open again. Rogan & Co Cartmel is a beautiful village in the…

Category: Local Area
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5 Reasons to Escape to the Lakes this Christmas

Tue, 15th Dec 2020

Log Fires What could be more Christmassy than an open fire? Picture yourself in your own Lake District Cottage cosying up with a loved one in front of a roaring log fire, glass of wine in hand. Christmas perfection! 2. Romantic walks  Walk off (at least some) of that enormous Christmas dinner with a romantic Christmas day stroll through frosted lanes while the snow-capped mountains tower above you. Or if you’re feeling energetic, stride off the Christmas pudding with a brisk walk up one of our many fells. Enjoy huge skies and amazing views everywhere you look. You’ll be ready…

Category: Cottages, Local Area
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Winter Fell Walking Tips

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Mon, 14th Dec 2020

With the first snows beginning to fall on higher ground, the more adventurous among you may be thinking of visiting the Lake District and exploring the fells over the next few months. Winter Lake District Cottages The Coppermines has a great range of cottages within walking or easy driving distance to the best winter walks in the UK. Then after your walk, kick back and enjoy warming up by a real fire and making some great food in the well-equipped kitchens all our cottages come with. Walking during the colder winter is a lot different from taking a gentle stroll…

Category: Activities, Adventure
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How to be Adventure Smart in The Lake District

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Thu, 10th Dec 2020

One of the biggest reasons our customers love to book a cottage in the Lake District is that it is the adventure capital of the UK and has a huge range of great adventure activities for you to try. The Lake District is an amazing place if you love hiking and there are lots of routes to enjoy. With spectacular fells and picturesque lakes, there are hundreds of walks of all degrees of difficulty to keep you busy during your visit. Adventure Smart Lake District Making sure that you have the right kit and are ‘adventure smart’ is essential when…

Category: Adventure, Local Area
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Lake District Activities for Couples

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Fri, 4th Dec 2020

Every year, millions of couples visit the Lake District either for the day or to spend a few weeks on holiday. If you’re planning a trip to this romantic part of the world, there’s plenty to do and see. The Coppermines also has a great selection of romantic Lake District Cottages, perfect for a romantic break, and a great place to escape the world and just be together. Here are our top 7 places you might want to visit while you are here. 1. Rydal Mount Located near Ambleside, Rydal Mount and its surrounding gardens is the quintessentially English home.…

Category: Activities, Events
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Why Hiking in the Lake District is the best Fitness New Years’ Resolution

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Tue, 1st Dec 2020

With all that’s gone on this year, you may want to start the New Year by getting out and about a bit more. If your resolution is to become fitter and maybe lose a few of those extra Christmas pounds you put on during the festive period, hiking in the Lake District is a good place to start. Starting a New Years resolution in a charming Lake District cottage, spending your days exploring the fells and then relaxing by the fire in the evening will give your resolution the best start and you will want to come back to this…

Category: Adventure
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