Blog posts • Oct 23, 2017 14:32 BST
In July 2017, the Lake District became one of the latest places to become a UNESCO designated World Heritage Site, joining the likes of the Taj Mahal, the Great Barrier Reef and the Grand Canyon in the hall of international acclaim. Totally well deserved in our view, and this wonderful area has been the centre of many Ramblers Walking Holidays for years so why not get out there and explore them.
Blog posts • Oct 24, 2016 10:39 BST
Perhaps you’ve read (or intend to read) this book by James Rebanks, which has become a rather unlikely bestseller. It’s an account not just of one shepherd's year, but of an ancient way of life told from the point of view of the shepherds who have worked the fells in the same way for centuries.
Blog posts • Jan 22, 2016 10:42 GMT
The recent adverse weather in the Lake District didn’t deter veteran rambler Gerry Carson or the redoubtable tour leaders Gillian and Chris; despite the elements, an excellent Christmas holiday was enjoyed by all at Hassness House.
Blog posts • Oct 28, 2014 14:39 GMT
Darren Fields is new to our team and to the joys of walking holidays in the UK. So we sent him to Hassness, our very own country house on the shores of Buttermere in the Lake District, to break in his new walking boots. Now he can’t wait to go back…
Blog posts • Oct 21, 2014 16:17 BST
When Yve joined our Women’s Activity Week, she expected hill walking, yoga and Pilates, morning jogging, Nordic walking, aerobics and circuit training, even morning dips in the lake. What she didn’t expect was to be moved to poetry! Here she shares her thoughts in verse, as well as a very atmospheric watercolour she painted while in the Lakes.