A walk up Brantfell

Our Bed and Breakfast, Blenheim Lodge, is situated on a Lakeland fell, Brantfell. Indeed, our home is tucked into the side of Brantfell just about as far as the road comes up from the main Kendal Road in Bowness-on-Windermere, the village in which our guest house is located. At the back of the house there is nothing but fields, woodlands, footpaths, and plentiful acres that lead to various viewpoints.

A photo of the back of Blenheim Lodge from Brantfell. (16.5.16)

A photo of the back of Blenheim Lodge from Brantfell. (16.5.16)

A few days ago, with the sun shining brightly overhead and a gentle breeze blowing, Hubby and I decided to take Zack up Brantfell to its summit, also called Brantfell. We walked along leafy footpaths where quirky stone benches limed with mossy lichen offered resting places for tired walkers.

One of the stone benches that lined the footpath we took on Brantfell.

To the right is one of the stone benches on the footpath we took on Brantfell.

One of the surprises along our walk were small patches of bluebells. I hadn’t seen wild bluebells in the flesh yet this year, so it was really nice to see them. They don’t look like much, as you will see from the image below, but maybe that’s because they are young yet?

Bluebells on Brantfell.

Bluebells on Brantfell.

We soon reached a massive flat-topped rock. This was Post Knott, a viewpoint on Brantfell. From our B&B, we enjoy much the same views as those seen from Post Knott, although, of course, we are situated on a residential street and are closer to the town centre, so we also see our neighbourhood when looking out of our windows. I have placed these two views one below the other so that you can compare them.

View from Post Knott.

View from Post Knott.

The stunning view of Lake Windermere to the Claife Heights mountains taken from The Attic bedroom at Blenheim Lodge B&B this morning. (16.4.16)

The stunning view of Lake Windermere to the Claife Heights mountains taken from The Attic bedroom at Blenheim Lodge B&B this morning. (16.4.16)

As we turned uphill from Post Knott, we soon came upon paths that would lead us to Brantfell, the summit. The rocks at the top of the photo below are very near the summit.

Zack: 'Hang on a minute! This smells interesting!'

Zack: ‘Hang on a minute! This smells interesting!’

And then, we arrived! As with the views from Post Knott, we enjoy much the same Lake views from Brantfell when looking out of our windows, with the addition of neighbourhood views.

Panoramic views from Brantfell.

Panoramic views from Brantfell.

Snapped from The Eyrie, our single guest room in the eaves, is this far-reaching view of Lake Windermere to the mountains.

Snapped from The Eyrie, our single guest room in the eaves, is this far-reaching view of Lake Windermere to the mountains.

This other view from Brantfell is certainly special to this summit viewpoint. We do not see this aspect from our B&B in Bowness.

One of the views from Brantfell summit.

One of the views from Brantfell summit.

Open walks and viewpoints are accessible only a few steps from our front door. We are truly blessed indeed!

Brantfell Viewpoint is a rocky outcrop on Brantfell's summit.

Brantfell Viewpoint is a rocky outcrop on Brantfell’s summit.

Come and enjoy these walks and many more for yourself when visiting the Lakes. Take advantage of our May Bank Holiday offer and make a long weekend of it. Go on . . . treat yourself! Prices start from only £53.50 per person per night for this public holiday weekend.

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.’

Visit our website: http://www.blenheim-lodge.com

Email: enquiries@blenheim-lodge.com

Telephone: 015394 43440

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