Blenheim Lodge is situated on a quiet fell, namely Brantfell. For those of you who wonder what a fell is, it is a Lakeland term for hill or mountain. The Lake District National Park is full of fells, and there are lots too in wider Cumbria. England’s highest mountain is a fell called Scafell Pike. The fell on which our Bed and Breakfast perches is much lower, and possibly of more gentle gradient.
The fell behind our house also plays host to The Dales Way long distance footpath. This is an 81-mile walk, or so says the sign just a couple of minutes’ stroll from our house. Guests who have walked The Dales Way tell us it is much longer, perhaps as much as 10 miles longer. Recently, I decided to take advantage of some excellent weather and walked the little way up to The Dales Way sign. My intention was to take some photographs in order to post them on our website’s blog.
I wrote a post about my short walk up Brantfell later on that night, and now I would like to share it here in this blog. I hope you enjoy reading it and looking at the accompanying photographs. Oh, by the way, do look out for our house in one of the shots which was taken from the perspective of someone walking downhill on The Dales Way and out towards Bowness. It is the white blob furthest to the left of the photograph.
(P.S. Even though it says ‘Windermere’ on the map below, it should actually read ‘Bowness-on-Windermere’ at the end of The Dales Way, as our village is the last stop or starting point for The Dales Way within the Lake District National Park.)
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