Bits and bobs

A few Lake District odds and ends from around the internet recently:


Herdwick sheep are the native breed of the central and western Lake District and live on the highest

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This lovely Country Diary in the Guardian by Virginia Spiers, featuring the Lakes’ beloved Herdwicks.

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This lovely interview with Hairy Biker Dave Myers, who is a true Lakes lover.

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And a suggestion for an excellent way to while away the time on your Lakes trip; many visitors to the Lake District avail themselves of the extensive selection of local ales available in the many hospitable public houses of the region. But real ale lovers might liek to go a step further and visit the Hawkshead Brewery, when many of the best-loved Lakeland ales are made. The brewery is at Stavely and is eqipped with a beer hall which boasts a Cask Marque award for serving ‘the perfect pint’. Drinkers can see into the brewery through larges windows. Brewery tours can be booked here¬†and there are also two annual beer festivals that you might want to plan to be around for. Click here for details.

Fleetwith Pike from Buttermere Shore, Stephen Rowell

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And finally, this website is an excellent resource for those wanting to explore the lesser-visited Western Lakes in their time at Colwith. Featuring beautiful photography, area guides, walks, events and links to several helpful and interesting blogs, its great for inspiration for your trip.