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10 Best Wild Swimming Spots in The Lake District | Rothay Garden

In all of Britain, no other place compares. Geological quirks of fate, millions of years in the making, have turned the Lake District into a wild swimmer’s paradise. A kingdom of water. Indoor pools with artificial lighting and eye-burning chlorine will never elicit the sense of rawness, and wide-open naturalness of wild swimming. There’s something …

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After This, You’ll Be Desperate to Visit The Lakes in Winter

Winter, the dark months. The seasonal closing of door. Our time for hibernation, sniffles and moaning about the weather. Summer, as lovely as it is, has a monopoly over staycations. This isn’t news. The moment summer hits we dart from our hidey holes, millions of us jostling for our patch of wilting sun. The hotter …

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The Lake District: Wordsworth’s Romantic Landscape

There are few people who haven’t heard this verse – “I wandered lonely as a cloudThat floats on high o’er vales and hills,When all at once I saw a crowd,A host, of golden daffodils;Beside the lake, beneath the trees,Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.” This is taken from William Wordworth’s poem ‘I wandered Lonely as …

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Lake District UK: Things to do in Autumn 2018

Of all the Lake District hotels, four star, Rothay Garden has to be one of the best placed for the exciting activities that people want to experience in the high peaks. Walking and climbing at Helvellyn, Langdale Pikes, Fairfield Horseshoe and Scafell Pike are easily accessible without a car, and other popular routes at Coniston Old Man …

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