We love the National Trust’s idea of listing “50 things to do before you are 11 3/4″ so we decide to take the list and help you to work out how to adapt it to the area around our lodges.
We have created a new website page that lists all 50 activities and gives you some ideas of where and how you can do them if you are staying at one of our lodges.
Keeping kids entertained can be a challenge at times so we hope you will find it helpful.
You can find the list of 50 Things To Do In the Lake District Before You Are 11 3/4 here .
All day I have climb’d by slate and ling
Now by the low beck’s murmuring
I walk in humble quietude;
Till I turn and see the mountain’s brood,
Long backs, wild manes, against the sky,
And their steaming flanks; and I triumph, ‘I
Have laid on your sides my pride’s fierce rods:
I have tamed and bitted you, steeds of the gods.’
Untitled poem by Edmund Casson
(Edmund Casson was an early 20th Century English poet)
Isn’t that a brilliant description of the exhilaration you get from a wild weather walk on a fell top? I love that image of the hills as wild horses to be tamed.
There is a lovely gentle walk from our lodges that takes in lane that wends through the village of Troutbeck. We did that this afternoon and there is a garden halfway round which is always a delight. Now there are many lovely gardens in Troutbeck as anybody who has done the biannual Garden Trail will already know, but this one has probably featured on more jigsaw puzzles than most of them!
This panorama shows how it is looking just now. Just click on the image and drag to see more.
We have some smashing Late Offers available now and we have created a web page to show case them at http://www.lakedistrictholidaylodges.co.uk/special_offers.htm .
This is a fantastic time to visit the Lakes – the lambs are playing, the bluebells are pushing through to make their thick carpets in Skelghyll wood , and the Easter crowds have gone.
Don’t miss out on our fantastic special Spring offers!
Last weekend we took advantage of the fabulous March weather to film a walk up Wansfell Pike with Andrew from Walks Around Britain. We chose this walk because of the fantastic views in all directions that reward you for making the effort to get to the top.
Starting off in the sunshine we passed Jesus Church which has a carpet of daffodils at this time of year
This a partial panorama photo so you can use your mouse to pan around.
We climbed up via Robin Lane and found that although the weather was fantastic – not a cloud in the sky – it was very hazy and the view was a bit limited. It seems wrong to complain though.
We carried on , stopping every now and then to film our progress, the ascent took rather longer than usual.We finally reached the top having between us lugged up what must be the world’s heaviest tripod
The view, in spite of the haze was still amazing.
This a 360 degree panorama photo so you can use your mouse to pan around.
We were accompanied on the walk by Merlin, Andrews young collie. I would love to have brought Suki along too but she’s in season and as Merlin is an intact male it didn’t seem like a great idea! One crazy dog was probably enough I suppose!
We stopped on a corner, with Limefitt Park as a backdrop. to film a quick interview about our lodges and then we made our way down Nanny lane to The Mortal Man for a well earned pint.
On the way home we passed our first lambs – Andrew did a spot of filming near them to make the point about dogs , leads and lambing and then we returned to Otter Lodge.
Andrew tells me the raw footage looks great so I can’t wait to see what the final cut brings. Regardless of that we both had a great day out in the sunshine.
A great walk, great company and a lovely dog. What more could you ask from a Lake District day?
If you see a car driving around the Lakes with this magnet on the door give us a wave! (or even better, book a lodge )
I always wanted to be a lodge magnate. Maybe lodge magnets are as close as I will get
The new season at Limefitt Park has begun and our dog-friendly lake district pine lodges are up and running again.
This week we had our fastest ever repeat booking, when our first weekend’s guests returned the following weekend as well!
The weekend was glorious up in Troutbeck with Sunday being one of those wonderful Spring days where you cast off the cares of Winter, stretch yourself like a contented cat and look forward to the Summer ahead.
Suki and I went up the fell for a quick fix of the view over Windermere. The early morning mist and low clouds were lifting as we crossed Applethwaite Fell.
On the way we kept seeing the signs that Spring is well and truly on its way. The buds are breaking through on the trees, and you can really understand what made Wordsworth write “And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils“.
Dropping down into Troutbeck we could see that it won’t be long now before the churchyard at Jesus Church is a blaze of yellow.
Even though Suki had been on a lead for all of the walk (we are approaching the lambing season), she had managed to find something unspeakable to roll in so I let her swim in Troutbeck for a few minutes chasing sticks. For a flatcoat a decent walk and a swim to round it off are reasons to be cheerful indeed. For me the buds and the daffodils did the job.
Not many rental lodge owners at Limefitt Park make the effort to get their lodges rated. Of those that do all but 3 only get 3 star so you can see why we are so proud that the extra work we put in make pays off.
We have worked hard to make sure that our standards of decoration, equipment and maintenance make us stand out just that little bit extra.
We think it makes a difference to your holiday, and to be honest, we wouldn’t be happy doing anything less!
It’s Mother’s Day on Sunday 18th March.
Can you think of a better treat for Mum than waking up on Mother’s Day to be looked after and pampered in a Lake District lodge?
We still have availability in Windermere Lodge for that weekend if you want to win yourself some Brownie points .
Come and de-stress for our lowest price all year! And you will £50 off listed price if you mention this blog post when you book.