It has been cold again today. I saw no new snow falling, but when I looked out of the windows this morning, the frost was hard on the ground. However, the sun shone brightly, and by midday, the frost had all but disappeared.
Whilst the Lake District was not snowbound like some parts of the UK today, it did get rather icy in parts. I found a couple of photos on a local photographer’s Lakeland cam that display the effects of the current cold spell on a small beck and tarn.
As you can see, however, the Lake District is far from covered with snow. Rather, the smattering of snow enhances its already splendid scenery. Why not dress up warmly, put on some sensible footwear, and stride out on a walk that will put those roses back into anyone’s cheeks?
All the usual Lake District attractions are open as usual too. Five minutes’ walk from our guest house is Bowness Pier, from which the Windermere Lake Cruises’ ferries depart (www.windermere-lakecruises.co.uk). As we have a relationship with this attraction, if anyone stays with us, we can offer a 10% discount on some of their ferry rides, subject to their terms and conditions. Three-quarters of a mile down the road from Blenheim Lodge is the Windermere Ferry, which transports vehicles and foot passengers across to Ferry House. This cable ferry is running as usual as well.
So, don’t let the cold weather put you off. It is lovely and bright here, and there is much to enjoy. Pop round the shops, chow down in the restaurants, visit the attractions, explore the scenic landscapes surrounding you, and simply spend some quality time just being – on your own or with another. You are sure to have a fabulous time!
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