Tourism & Conservation

Winter+Lake District+Great Deals=Holiday Perfection!

It is the perfect time for a quick break in the Lake District or perhaps, even a full week away.

There are some tempting deals on self catering cottages around at the moment especially between New Year and Easter. Not only are the fells snow capped but it is lovely and bright and crisp and with just the right amount of quiet. The snow drops are revealing themselves and approaching the end of February and the days are so noticeably longer.

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Getting away at this time of year whether for a long weekend or a week holiday, really sets you up for the year ahead. Time to relax, a chance to unwind and take in the scenery of the Lake District in all its glory. The ability to still walk all day whilst it being cool enough to appreciate a real log fire in one of the traditional Lake District inns.

Food wise, well the Lake District is a fully packed larder at this time of year. Game is plentiful and is found on many menus across the county from pigeon to venison and partridge. Wild mushrooms a perfect partner for game can also be found as well as damsons and autumn Lakeland lamb. Real ales from local breweries are getting darker with more notes of coffee and chocolate and make the ideal aperitif to a game casserole or Cumbrian Tatie Pot!

The Lakeland Cottage Company is one such company offering excellent deals on weekend and midweek breaks as well as full week holidays available to book via their website. To browse the cottages available, visit https://www.lakeland-cottage-company.co.uk/

Luxury Self Catering in Langdale this Autumn & Winter

The Langdale Estate is famous for many things and an ever growing amount too but it’s luxury self catering lodges, apartments and cottages are what visitors to this estate have enjoyed for years and years.

Each lodge is situated to offer as much privacy as possible and are interspersed amongst the tarns, streams and mature woodland on the 35 acre Langdale estate. The lodges are fully equipped so just food, beverages, clothing and any outdoor equipment is required.

Get the best of both worlds this Christmas by booking one of the self catering lodges on the Langdale Estate in the Lake District. Enjoy peace and tranquillity whilst being able to take advantage of all the first class facilities on the estate. New in the last year has been the addition of the Brimstone Spa. This luxurious and ground breaking spa facility is only available to book for guests staying on the Langdale Estate, including self catering guests. For that extra special treat, to relax post Lake District adventure or to enjoy a spa treatment, Brimstone Spa is the place to be.

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And Autumn & Winter is an even better time to stay in one of rentals on the Langdale Estate. Selected dates and properties have some excellent last minute discounts on the run up to Christmas. Whether you’re looking for a short break of 3 or 4 nights or a full week away, discounts have been applied to many remaining properties of between 15 and 25%.

Don’t forget there’s also now the Stove Restaurant serving food from breakfast through to dinner. Warming dishes, specials and the ever popular woodfired pizzas and flatbreads. A 2 minute walk from many of the lodges and it’s right there.

Booking the Langdale Estate self catering properties can only be done direct. To view the full availability and booking information visit, https://www.langdale.co.uk/rental.html

Fixing the Fells at The Langdale Pikes this summer

Each and every visitor to the Lake District can do their bit to conserve and protect this beautiful region but there are times when a little extra help is required. That’s where Fix the Fells rangers come in repairing and maintaining paths, bridges, walls and fencing throughout the year.

Such work is demanding, costly and often challenging when it comes to some remote locations in the Lake District National Park but these obstacles are all in a days work for Nurture Lakeland rangers. A recent project has been completed on the lower slopes of The Langdale Pikes at Stickle Ghyll. This area is one of the busiest in the Lake District so path erosion is always a issue. With the help of the Visitor Giving scheme at the Langdale Hotel & Spa, the project was able to go ahead and to be completed in time for the autumn. This was an extensive renovation project with soil having to be imported to site along with tonnes of landscaping stones to recreate the path.

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Before, during and after at Stickle Ghyll, the Langdale Pikes

The Visitor Giving scheme is organised by Nurture Lakeland and the Langdale Hotel & Spa have been supporters for many years now. The guest donation is voluntary at the time of booking with nearly 100% of guests supporting. Head across to Langdale’s pub the Wainwright’s Inn and even donate whilst enjoying a pint of the Jenning’s Nurture Lakeland Ale where 5p from every pint is donated to the organisation.