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Ding Ding! All change…

16 May 2017 . Events, News . No Comments

So, it’s been a rather eventful 2 weeks at Grassmoor. As some of you may already know Richard and Rebecca have moved on to pastures new and we wish them the best of luck with their next venture. On May 2nd the reigns (and the keys) were handed over to Rob and I – at…

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Winter Walks – Hindscarth & Robinson

19 January 2017 . News . No Comments

Winter can be pretty dismal in the Lakes – short, dark days with the hills permanently shrouded in cloud, often accompanied by rain. Lots of rain. But that rain often falls as snow on the higher tops, and if the sun comes out in the following days, not only does the scenery look truly stunning,…

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A Day in the Life…

21 July 2016 . News . No Comments

So many people dream of running a guest house in the beautiful Lake District but I often wonder; “how much have these people actually thought about what it entails?” Well, every day in the life of a guest house owner is different but I thought I would give you an idea of how an average…

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Summer Season at Theatre by the Lake 2016

09 June 2016 . Events, News . No Comments

  As ambassadors for the Theatre by the Lake, we regularly suggest going to see a performance as something for our guests to do in the evening. The theatre supports a repertory company performing six main shows in rotation from May to November, and from our experience, the results are excellent – the productions are…

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Climbing Helvellyn via Striding Edge

19 May 2016 . News . 1 Comment

Probably the most well known, and definitely the most infamous hill walk in the Lake District is the climb of Helvellyn via Striding Edge. Whilst commonly described by guide books as being of no great difficulty to the seasoned hill walker, Striding Edge actually claimed 5 lives during 2015. Understandably, this has led to the…

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After the Flood

26 April 2016 . News . No Comments

Keswick often features on television because of the natural beauty of the surrounding countryside, but last December it featured for the wrong reason – flooding. After several weeks of bad weather, Atlantic storm Desmond hit Britain, and on December 5th dropped record amounts of rain on Cumbria. The already swollen rivers simply couldn’t cope with…

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Climbing High Stile

08 March 2016 . News . No Comments

The weather this winter has been frankly awful here in the Lake District. November and December consisted of one storm after another, each seemingly dropping more rain than the last on already saturated ground. The result was record high river levels across the county and the much publicised flooding which hit Keswick in early December…

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Keswick Events 2016

20 January 2016 . Events, News . No Comments

As Cumbria continues to clean up after December’s heavy rain and flooding, it’s time to look forward to the coming year in Keswick. Here are some of the major events taking place in the town this year: Words by the Water – the annual festival of words and ideas returns with a coming together of…

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Climbing Scafell Pike

02 November 2015 . News . No Comments

Early October provided us with some fabulous weather in the Lake District, and after a busy summer in Keswick, we couldn’t turn down the opportunity to get out onto the fells. There are some fells, however, that seem particularly prone to cloud cover irrespective of the weather in general. Visitors to Keswick will be well…

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