The New Year is just 3 weeks hence, and I thought I would add some photographs of what New Year in the Lake District National Park is and can look like. I remember that the first year we were here no snow was forthcoming until 31st December. The following day, all the snow that had fallen was already melting away by mid-morning, although the village kids had already made good use of the snow for sledging and building snowmen.
Having fun on New Year’s Day in 2009 is this skater gleefully ice-skating on Elterwater!
And here is another photo of Elterwater in all its winter glory for everyone to enjoy. This picturesque lake is only 20 minutes’ drive from Blenheim Lodge, our Lake District guest house in Bowness-on-Windermere.
I found another photo on Cumbria Crack of beautiful Ullswater, the second largest lake in the Lake District National Park.
Joining the South Central Lakes to Ullswater is England’s highest road open to motor traffic – the Kirkstone Pass. Beginning just five minutes’ drive from our Bed and Breakfast and then traversing mountain tops and valleys, it takes approximately 40 minutes to drive from Blenheim Lodge to Ullswater over the Kirkstone Pass.
I love the Winter season in the Lakes, and hope that there will be snow over the New Year near us. Today has seen our first smattering of snow at Blenheim Lodge, but there is none to speak of at the moment as I write: as the covering was so light, much of it had melted by mid-afternoon. However, where photographers dare to tread, there is still much of the white stuff to be seen.
Pretty scenes of snow outside and the warm glow of a welcoming home inside immediately bring to mind a cosy place to relax and indulge in the peace and tranquillity of a New Year holiday away from one’s normally busy life. The Lake District National Park is itself so gorgeous, with amazing secluded pockets that instil that soothing stillness not normally found in the frenetic pace of daily life. Blenheim Lodge is also our home, and it is always our hope that our guests will always find our home – also our guests’ home from home during their stay with us – a retreat and serene place to stay.
So, if you need a break from the daily grind or simply wish to escape the madding crowd just before you return to work in New Year 2015, why not consider a little holiday in the Lakes? Stay with us at Blenheim Lodge in Bowness-on-Windermere, where you have all the conveniences of larger conurbations as well as the immediate magnificence of the lakes and fells that surround you to delight in. We are centrally located and it is easy to get about to admire and enjoy these beautiful sights as well as the many Lake District attractions. Book any three nights with us and we will include a ballotin of eight handmade chocolate truffles with your stay free of charge.
Blenheim Lodge . . . panoramic Lake views, peace and tranquillity, nestled against acres of beautiful fields and woodlands, in the heart of the English Lake District National Park.’
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