Bits and Bobs

A few Lakes District-y things to check out:

  • The Wild Boar Inn, Gilpin Valley. An on-site micro-brewery and smokehouse add to the charm of this traditional Lake District pub. Read about their in-house ales here.

Images c/o

Images c/o


  • An interesting article here about a traditional and eco-friendly way of maintaining the Lake District’s foot paths.


  • A team of Cumbrian writers have launched an Archers-like online soap opera. Their blog follows the lives of the inhabitants of the fictional Lake District village of Cawthwaite. The blog has attracted a significant amount of followers since its launch at the beginning of June. Read an article about the project here and visit the blog here.
The Cawthwaite bloggers are, from left to right, Aly Purssell, Josie Baxter, Jackie Harris, Rosemary Darbishire, Jean Woodhouse

Cawthwaite bloggers – image c/o


  • A lovely Country Diary entry about Cat Bells in the Guardian. Read it here.


  • And, for a truly luxurious experience on your Lake District break, the Gilpin Hotel has just unveiled its new jetty spa – read about the experience here  and visit the website here.

The Lake House treatment room – image c/o