Many places throughout the UK now have well established Christmas Markets which were first held in Bautzen, Germany in 1384 and the trend is growing in this area with Christmas Markets in the Lake District now becoming a reason to visit in December. This weekend the Hawkshead Christmas Fair takes place with 80 festive stalls […]

Autumn may be about to give way to Winter so there is not much time left to enjoy Autumn in the Lakes. This picture was taken on a standard mobile phone on Sunday afternoon between the shows how easy great images are to get when the scenery is this good. The Lake District still holds […]

The Lake District and great food do not always go hand in hand like some other parts of the world, depending on, of course, your take on fine food. But as the local fine dining scene evolves from traditional hotel dining rooms to more subtle offerings the Lake District now has more than its fair […]

Challenging events have never been more popular and with many organised and charity challenges taking place nearly every weekend in the Lake District there is plenty to choose from. One of the most popular is the coast to coast originally brought to the public’s attention by Alfred Wainwright with his famous St Bees to Robin […]

We have all gone bike mad in the Lake District this week as two stages of the Evo Energy Tour of Britain took place here yesterday and today. The Lake District and Cumbria is already well known as the best destination for all types of biking and hosting Tour de France winners and world champions […]

The Lake District is a place which has always stirred up emotions and passions for visitors and residents alike. Romantic poets and artists like Wordsworth and Ruskin are the obvious public example but we each have our own emotional connection with our special part of the Lake District. The lakes, hills, views, villages, traditions and […]

One of the biggest sporting events to take place in the Lake District returns this weekend when thousands of swimmers head to Brockhole for the great North Swim. The swimmers will be tackling a variety of distances from 250 meters, to 10k. After ten years at the Low Wood near Ambleside the Great North Swim has […]

For many years one of the highlights of the summer in the Lake District is a visit to see one of the horse races in the beautiful village of Cartmel where racing dates back to 1856. Cartmel Races are now a fixture in the Lakes summer season of must go to events for locals and […]

As you may have seen in the local and national media May 1st saw the launch of the Lake Districts own currency the Lake District Pound. Following other local currencies in Brixton, Bristol and Liverpool a group of investors have decided to follow suite launch a similar project in which will be aimed at supporting […]

The Lake District is as we all know the best area in the UK and one of the best in the world for hiking. Miles and miles of great footpaths well mapped and a plethora of guides from Wainwright, Birkett and others. No wonder then that so many people enjoy this beautiful corner of England […]