Are you looking for the very latest guide to enjoying The Lake District? These days, you are just as likely to find those priceless tip offs and nuggets of information from blogs as you are from magazines, brochures and travel guides. We use this very blog as a handy way to provide news, offers and inspiration for any guest looking to stay at Rothay Garden in Grasmere, one of the best-loved Lake District Hotels. But when it comes to great activities and current highlights from the best walks to Cumbrian heritage sites, you can glean a great deal from the content written by passionate local experts.
Here are a handful of the very best Lake District blogs:
A Lake District Walking Blog: The Cumbrian Rambler
For many visitors, Lake District walks are an afternoon excursion; but for self-styled “Cumbrian Ramblers” Beth and Steve Pipe, roaming this beautiful landscape is more a way of life. Revelling in the wide open spaces from winter sledging missions to the days of high summer, the blog details a love affair with the land that comes across both personally and powerfully. It’s very much from the heart, with a great philosophy on life and hiking (“there is no such thing as the wrong path, only a different route”).
The avid outdoors lover will find out about some of the more secretive and remote locations, but for those with less wanderlust you’ll also find more well-known spots and low level walks in the Lake District. If you enjoy the blog, it’s also worth looking out for the new book “Historic Cumbria: Off the Beaten Track” for a highly enjoyable read to inspire your next visit.
Have a ramble on this excellent blog and order the book here.
Lake District Conservation : National Trust ‘The Lakes’ Blog
Even the most wild looking landscapes in Britain are “man-altered” to some extent. They also need a helping hand from time to time; and The National Trust Lake District team are there to provide it. Visitors often don’t see the sheer amount of care and work that goes on behind the scenes, which is why this blog is refreshingly different. From countless maintenance activities across paths and bridges, to getting kids involved and, more recently, clearing up after the wrath of the storms, this is an engaging blog that provides a behind-the-scenes look at Lake District Conservation.
Discover more here.
A Local’s Eye View: The Grasmere Village Blog
Written right on our doorstep, this chirpy online journal reports on all good things Grasmere, all year round. From local festivals and events, right through to an insider’s guide to pretty locations and places to shop, it is always worth keeping an eye on this blog to find out what to do in Grasmere on your next visit. Always well illustrated too, with some lovely Grasmere photos and fascinating Lake District facts to whet the appetite.
Take a trip to the virtual village here.
Everything about The Lake District in General: The Go Lakes Blog
For a look at the bigger picture, this colourful regular blog is aimed squarely at providing visitors with the most up to date Lake District events, activities and places to visit. Featuring everything from heritage attractions to food festivals, you will find the latest news and plenty of ideas for days out, whether you are a couple on a romantic break, or a family looking to keep the kids happy. In short, it is packed with things to do in the Lake District; a travel guide whatever time of year you arrive.
Read the blog and see what’s on in the Lake District here.
Rothay Garden Hotel
With an idyllic country house location in the village of Grasmere, Rothay Garden is an ideal place to plan the perfect Lake District escape. Whether you come to enjoy fabulous local walks and stirring views, excellent food and spa treats, or mix adventure with pleasure, we are one of the best places to stay in Cumbria.
Our blog is a great way to keep up with current hotel offers, places to visit and events in Grasmere and beyond. With free internet access at Rothay Garden, reading the latest news is easy. Do also keep an eye on our current deals on Lake District breaks, including our current special offer on midweek winter breaks.