A beautiful walking area in the English Lake District. Certainly one of our favourite places to go hiking and always proves popular on our short walking breaks.

Herdwick Lambs in the Spring

Herdwick Lambs an unique Lakeland feature

Herdwick lambs are born black, but as they mature they develop white, or hoar-frosted, head and legs. Herdwicks are the native breed of the central and western Lake District and live on the highest of England’s mountains. They are extremely hardy and are managed in the traditional way on the Lake District fells. Lakeland has

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Walking in the Lake District | Langdale Pikes

A fantastic walk in the Langdale Valley with views to the Langdale Pikes

Walking Holidays in the Lake District are not complete without The Langdale Pikes walk. We decided to take our guests who were on a Pinnacle Short Walking Holiday to the gorgeous Langdale Valley, a magnet for walkers. There are  different ways of tackling the Langdale Pikes but we find the path from the new Dungeon

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Walking Holiday Lake District

Three Shires is a fabulous Inn

Well it’s here at last, our Walking Holiday Lake District. We are off tomorrow to The Three Shires Inn to welcome guests new and old. The weather looks okay for a Walking Holiday Lake District so fingers crossed lots of lovely walks, great food, ale and super company. Little Langdale is a beautiful hamlet and

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A Great Lake District Walk

Great Lake District Walk

One of our favourite Lake District trekking days starts from the Three Shires Inn in Little Langdale. It’s in a beautiful part of the South Lakes; one of the reasons why we chose it for our four day walking breaks. Many a great Lake District walk can start from its doorstep. From the Inn we

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Homemade Kendal Mint Cake

Homemade Kendal Mint Cake

Kendal Mint Cake is based on a traditional recipe and originates back to 1918. It was given a tremendous boost when, after advertising in a climbing magazine, the makers were approached by the 1953 expedition to Everest. Could they supply mint cake to them within 7 days? The Kendal Mint Cake had to be packed

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A Sunny Easter in the Lake District; the Fog Lifted

The view of Langdale Pikes on a sunny Easter Bank Holiday

The fine weather forecast over the Easter weekend gave us the opportunity to check out some of the paths we are looking to use on our four day walking break up in the Lake District. The forecast of a sunny Easter meant we left home at 5am on Easter Monday. We drove up in pretty

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Lakeland Beers and Microbreweries

With the Sedgemoor Ramblers sampling Lake District beers

CUMBRIA is fast becoming a beer-brewing hotbed. As well as attracting huge numbers of walkers, it also attracts visitors to the expanding number of microbreweries. Everyone loves Lakeland Beers. There are now more than 30 breweries in the county – with more are set to open. Despite pubs being in decline with many shutting across

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Winter Walking Lakeland Fells

Winter Walking Lakeland with Mike and Paula

This week we had a day off from Pinnacle Walking Holidays website work and visited our friends, who own the Three Shires Inn, Little Langdale. This is where we host our short walking breaks. It was a stunning winter walking day and we decided it was a great opportunity to climb nearby Wetherlam. From the

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Lake District Walk of the Month | Langdale Pikes

Lingmoor Fell along with the Langdale Pikes make for a great Lake District walk

Although our walking breaks in the Lake District are short we try to get in the best three days of walking the weather will allow us do. The Langdale Pikes is always such a fantastic Lake District walk. It’s quite a hard climb to start with but the views from the top are so worth

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Recipe for Vegetable Barley Soup

One of the most famous dishes of the Dolomites is Barley Soup and it’s always served at the alpine huts which we sometimes stop at on our walking holidays in Italy. I’ve chosen this as my recipe of the month because, as I type, my husband is preparing a pan of it to take with

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