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Posted Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 by

walking-blog

 

This beautiful place can inspire even the most cynical of hearts. Even the place names are romantic, for example there is Darling Fell, near Loweswater, Dovenest Crag, Borrowdale and Hartsop, near Brotherswater, to name but a few. There are no shortages of idyllic little spots and trails along which to traipse and fall in love, all over again.

 

Take a stroll along the shores of Ennerdale Water. There is something in the air around these parts, it’s also famously the place where Bill Clinton popped the question to Hillary. Who knows, maybe you’ll be making a few proposals of your own, in that exact same spot. Other beautiful walking spots include, High Sweden Bridge above Ambleside, Haystacks fell, above Buttermere and the majestic views from Ashness bridge overlooking Derwentwater.

 

The village of Boot in the Eskdale Valley, is simply stunning and a perfect beauty spot for a casual stroll. It is one of the more difficult areas of the Lake District to get to, so a car is a requirement. Driving to Boot, allows you to admire the dramatic peaks, including England’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike, and take photos of the amazing views.

 

The tiny village of Boot is surrounded by mountains, giving it an almost high-altitude feel. The air is alpine fresh and incredibly invigorating. The quaint hamlet, still manages to have two pubs so you won’t be short of beverage choices, should you want to go inside somewhere and have a breather.

 

With the sun shining and the horizon extending towards the sea and imposing mountains at every turn, your troubles will melt away as you drink in one of the most beautiful and peaceful locations on the British isles.

 

What are you waiting for? Spend Valentines day in Britain’s most romantic surroundings.

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Posted Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 by

Boat-hire-blog

 

The Lake District is full of handy little marinas and docks, where boats and tiny ferries set sail around the timeless waters carrying holiday makers, eager to absorb the unspoilt beauty of the surrounding countryside.

 

However, with it being Valentines Day, should you decide to cruise our beautiful waters by boat, you might want to make the experience a more intimate affair.

 

The trouble with cruises, is that they are full of other passengers and the whole mood of the trip is generally dictated by the organisers. A way of making your trip along the calming pools, more authentic and more your own is to do it via private boat hire. This will give you the chance to reconnect with your loved one in your own time, plus having control of the oars of your very own little vessel, is a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

 

There is the choice of many local venues:

 

Adventure Activities Licensing Authority, Lodore Boat Landings, Derwentwater, Borrowdale, Keswick, offers tuition and hire of sailing boats, kayaks, canoes and can cater to individuals and groups.

 

Should you want to combine your boat trip exploration with a spot of fishing, The Boathouse in Hawkshead, Ambleside, is your first port of call. On the banks of the Esthwaite Water, The Boathouse, is a first class, well managed Trout fishery.  The Boathouse allows you to rent boats which you can sail into the heart of the nearby beautiful natural 280 acre lake, situated in the heart of the Lake District.

 

Derwentwater launch company in Lake Road, Keswick, offers hire of rowing boats and motor boats, should you want to stave off the exercise and inject a bit of speed into your trip.

 

Lastly, there’s Coniston boating centre on Lake Road, Coniston. A bit of mishmash there’s something for everyone. Tours, private hire and cruises are all available.

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Posted Monday, January 19th, 2015 by

valentines-blog

 

Valentines day isn’t all about traditional hearts and flowers romance. Some find less traditional ways of expressing their love for their partners. Why not treat Valentines day as if it was your partner’s birthday or Christmas and buy them something fun and exciting, like a trip to Kankku, in Windermere. They provide off-road driving adventures on wild trail routes throughout the National Park. Explore areas of Cumbria that are usually off limits and have a truly intrepid experience.  You can either steer the vehicles yourself or sit back and enjoy the ride, driven by one of the experts. For more details of kankku’s range of extreme sports and adrenaline based fun, visit  http://www.kankku.co.uk/

 

 

Get back in touch with yourself and each other in The Quiet Site, Ullswater.

 

Set amongst the captivating fells, The Quiet Site is a popular camping site tucked away in a secluded and romantic camping site, next to the timeless scenery of  Ullswater. The site is well maintained and has retained much of it’s old world charms, the facilities are housed mainly in old converted farm buildings, giving it a unique and old fashioned feel. You can use the Quiet Site as the starting point of many a walk along the Lake District trails and paths, taking in the iconic scenery. Numerous activities and attractions, are a very short drive away. The site is in an excellent location for accessing both the north and south areas of the lakes. Visit http://www.thequietsite.co.uk/ for more details.

 

 

Enjoy the scenery of Cumbria in a hot air balloon, with High Adventure.

 

Take in Cumbria’s spectacular terrain from high above, in a classic hot air balloon. High Adventure is a small family run businesses that offers small to medium balloon rides, in the heart of Cumbria. Fall in love all over again, as you float gracefully over Cumbria’s beautiful scenery, in decadent style.  Once you’re back on terra firma, you can enjoy a well-earned glass of champers.

 

Visit http://highadventureoec.co.uk/ for more details.

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