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Oxenhope Year 6 Visit Day 2

11th October 2017

This post originally appeared on the Oxenhope CE Primary School blog, and has been reposted with permission: Today has been split between walking and Gill Scrambling – look away if you are of a nervous disposition! There are opportunities for low level walks that still have expansive views of the Lake District direct from the […]

Oxenhope Year 6 Visit

9th October 2017

This post originally appeared on the Oxenhope CE Primary School blog, and has been reposted with permission: Today we arrived at Windermere to clearing skies rather than the forecast downpours – always a bonus! A quick stop for lunch and then it was straight into the trees for the Tree Top Trek. Each year we […]

In Search of Roman Lakeland

7th October 2017

Our relief manager Pete Savin also happens to be an expert on Roman Britain. Just back from another dig, he’s written this for you about Roman Lakeland.  The English Lake District in Cumbria is best known for its outstanding beauty, soaring peaks and wooded valleys and named in the language of old Norse which arrived […]

Cumbria Way – Day 6

6th October 2017

We were anxious to get away early on the final day of our Cumbria Way hike because there was a 16 mile walk to Carlisle to catch our train back to London. It was pouring with rain when we set off and while not unpleasant, since the route follows the river Calder, it was clear […]

Cumbria Way – Day 5

5th October 2017

Day 5, the penultimate day of our walk along the Cumbria Way opened somewhat dank. We had a lazy 10 am start and strode off across the boggy moorland following our trusty guide book and electronic OS map. Another beautiful day’s walk; we covered the ground quite quickly and picked up the line of the […]

Cumbria Way – Day 4

4th October 2017

Day 4 of the Cumbria Way saw us walk from Rosthwaite to Skiddaw via Keswick, some 16 miles. The morning was a gentle stroll down the valley skirting Derwentwater, arriving in Keswick in time for lunch (and a pint of Keswick bitter) before setting off on the long climb to Skiddaw House, the loneliest hostel […]

Cumbria Way – Day 3

2nd October 2017

After the best shower and breakfast so far (have YOU tried the Hostel breakfast? Honestly, it’s brilliant!) we set off along the familiar way to the Old Dungeon Ghyll hotel and then up the right hand fork of Langdale to Stake Pass, on this 3rd day of our walk along the Cumbria Way. Needed rain […]

Cumbria Way – Day 2

1st October 2017

Day two of our journey along the Cumbria Way. We’re heading for “home” on this leg, a pleasant day’s walking which included coffee break in Coniston after just three miles (thank you to the couple, born in 1880, who donated the bench where we rested. Much appreciated.) No muddy fields today; instead gently undulating paths […]

Cumbria Way – Day 1

30th September 2017

Written by Alan Thomas, co-owner of Elterwater Hostel As if we needed an excuse…the Cumbria Way passes through Elterwater, and Christine and I were keen to experience a night in our hostel as genuine travellers. So here’s the diary of our walk, starting in Ulverston: Day 1 You can’t visit Ulverston without calling to see […]

Schools out – Let the learning begin

25th September 2017

The autumn term means back to school for parents and their children. For us, it means a welcome back to some of our favourite visitors, the school groups. It’s encouraging to note that in spite of all the pressures of the curriculum, testing, and meeting targets, schools still acknowledge the importance of outdoor educational learning. […]

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