Winter scenes of the Lakes

Winter in the Lakes can be very beautiful indeed. We have our fair share of sunshine, rain, sleet and snow. Days can be still or windy, mild or terribly cold. However, whatever the weather throws at us, the Lake District is still a lovely place to visit in winter.

wastwater winter

Stunning Wastwater in winter. (Photo by Stewart Smith, courtesy of

At Blenheim Lodge, we are blessed with gorgeous winter scenes from all our windows. All our rooms either face Lake Windermere or the countryside, so our guests are able to enjoy these fantastic views. Couple these landscapes with the peace and quiet that envelop our location, and it makes our B&B a great place to escape to.

Lake and mountain view from Blenheim Lodge B&B

A fabulous winter landscape showcasing Lake Windermere to the mountains beyond from Blenheim Lodge Guest House in Bowness on Windermere.

Widespread snow had been forecast for this winter, but it has now been changed to heavy rain, particularly in the far south of England and Scotland. In the Lake District, however, we have not been badly hit by bad weather, and I have been pleasantly surprised that apart from some mist, rain and wind, most days have had nice dry spells, with lovely bright days for exploring the lakes and countryside. A recently visiting couple drove through heavy fog from Manchester to Windermere over the weekend, but were blessed with a sunny, albeit windy, day on the morrow wherewith to explore and discover our wonderful Lake District landscapes.

elterwater winter

Enjoy a walk by lovely Elterwater, framed here in the background by snow covered mountains. (Photo by Andrew Heptinstall, courtesy of

At Blenheim Lodge, we are gearing up for the New Year. We still have some last minute availability for single, double, twin and triple occupancy, if anyone is still looking for a place to stay in Bowness-on-Windermere. Hopefully we, in the northwestern corner of England, will continue to enjoy more clement weather than the flooded south, so that our Lakeland guests will be able to tour the Lakes under calm bright skies.

blenheim lodge view of lake windermere

Bright blue skies, stunning lake, snow-topped mountains – what a spectacular setting to enjoy from your room at Blenheim Lodge, our guest house in Bowness-on-Windermere.

I do enjoy winter in the Lakes. Many people do not like the snow; but I love how it can turn a doleful landscape into a magical wonderland. Frost and ice can be problematic for drivers and pedestrians. However, when one is tucked warmly inside a cosy room, a sense of sweet homeliness pervades the senses and one might well sigh with contentment. It is the same feeling one gets when one is comfortably ensconced within whilst the elements rage without.

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Hawkshead one winter. (Photo by Andrew Heptinstall, courtesy of

The truth is that the Lake District is beautiful year-round – whether in sunshine, rain, snow, sleet, fog, mist, wind, ice or frost. The spectacular scenery of the Lakes is intrinsic to this area, and this is what visitors come here to see. If you have the chance, do come and see this lovely area for yourself. And if you need a place to stay, we would be happy to welcome you to our B&B.

blenheim lodge bowness on windermere

Blenheim Lodge basking in the sunshine.

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