Sunday, 17 January 2016

Weekend walking in the sunshine!

Beautiful weekend of sun, snow, gorse in flower (you know the saying, if the gorse is out its courting time!), lovely walks in valleys and over fells. Gorgeous!

Friday, 15 January 2016

After the flooding in Cumbria, we now have a stunning January - blue skies, snow on the fells, crisp clean air. Its quiet here as so many visitors are staying away, but what an amazing time to visit!

The A591 is closed at Thirlmere - which means a quiet road for cycling, walking and getting around from Brackenrigg Holiday Cottages....Keswick is open and accessible, as is the gorgeous Borrowdale valley, Buttermere & Crummock water, Ullswater with Patterdale & Griesdale open, as is the route over Kirkstone to Ambleside....plenty of walking on the fells, and valleys. We even have some hardy souls swimming in Derwent water! (Not me!! Brrr!)

Spending the weekend walking - plans for High Rigg, and then the Newlands round, and a night walk with torches and starlight around Buttermere, cant wait!

Friday, 5 June 2015

Spring wildlife at brackenrigg

Thank you to our guest George Rivers and his wife for these lovely pictures who stayed in May this year. The baby tawny owl is in our wood, and I've added some pictures of the Spring wild flowers. Amazing this year after coppicing the hazel, and putting in some deer fences; there has been an explosion of flowers.....

The delightful red squirrels shots were taken from Bleaberry cottage as the squirrels retrieved hazel nuts from the feeder nearby. Gorgeous photos, thank you!

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Stunning Ullswater walk in the snow: Griesdale, Silver How and Paterdale. Roads are clear, and the fells are gorgeous in the sunshine.

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Easedale Tarn and Far Easedale - Christmas 2014

A beautiful quiet walk up to Easedale Tarn, and to the fells beyond, and back via Far Easedale. Snow on the fells around, water falls full....and not a soul around. A lovely easy fell walk.

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Cycle to Mungriesdale

Easy cycle from Brackenrigg Holiday Cottages, along railway line, up the gated road to Mungriesdale and on to Mosedale. Quiet gated roads and quiet lanes, beautiful still sunny day. Home by dark to light the fire and settle in with crumpets and Borrowdale tea bread. Yum!

A perfect day

Oh, what a perfect day.......I'd like to spend it with you!

Derwent water

Brackenrigg Holiday Cottages: availability for weekends in early December & January