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A Local’s Guide to Easter in the Lakes

Looking for things to do in The Lakes over Easter? There is no time more magical than Easter to visit our special corner of the UK. Partly because of all the incredible activities and events that run every year, and of course, because of the stunning scenery that suddenly blooms...more

An Autumnal Escape: A Guide to Scenic Splendours and Cosy Hideaways

Photo by Samuel Arkwright on Unsplash The Lake District in autumn is nothing short of a painter’s dream. As autumn in the Lake District descends upon this picturesque region, the landscape undergoes a magical transformation, with the verdant greens of summer gracefully yielding to vibrant hues of gold, russet, and...more
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7 Best Walks in the Lake District

As the famous fellwalker Alfred Wainwright wrote in 1966, “The Fleeting hour of life of those who love the hills is quickly spent.” With over 200 fells and countless green valleys filled with babbling brooks, ready and waiting to be explored- it’s no wonder that the Lake District attracts thousands...more

Simon Rogan @ Wheelwrights

We are delighted to be able to offer Simon Rogan @ Home to all our guests staying with us on the Lake District. Not only is Simon well known for L’Enclume and so much more, but they have worked hard during lock down and come up with this fantastic home...more
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What’s On in the Lake District 2024

Discover things to do in the Lake District. 2024 has cultural festivities, sports events, and traditional celebrations that showcase the area’s heritage and vibrant community life. This event suits every age and interest, from quaint village fairs and thrilling mountain festivals to serene lakeside music performances. Wheelwrights offer ideally located...more
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What to Do in Ambleside

Introduction to Ambleside Ambleside is a picturesque town in the heart of the Lake District, a renowned National Park in Cumbria, England. At the northern tip of Lake Windermere, England’s largest natural lake, Ambleside is easily accessible from major cities like Manchester and London. It is a perfect gateway to...more

Hill Walking in the Lake District

Photo by Jake Colling on Unsplash The Lake District celebrated for its mesmeric blend of placid lakes, rolling valleys, and stately mountains in the Lake District, is undeniably one of the UK’s premier destinations for hill walking and showcases some of the best hikes the Lake District can offer. This...more