Currently 50% of UK adults own a pet, and 26% own a dog (1). With an estimated pooch population of ruff-ly 9.9 million, it’s no surprise that the trend of bringing your pet on holiday with you is on the rise.
The Lake District is renowned for its beauty, as a place of outstanding natural scenery, and some of the best Gingerbread you will ever taste. But aside from the breathtaking views and delicious treats, there is another thing the Lakes has gained a reputation for over the years: raining.
Picture this: it’s 7am, snow is gliding down outside, and you’re all bundled up in a cosy double bed on your getaway in the Lakes. There’s only a few days until Christmas and you’re full of festive spirit – but where do you celebrate? Are there activities nearby? Are some places more Christmassy than others?…
Having something to look forward to can be a great way to kick start the colder months. We often like being reminded that mulled wine is on the horizon, not to mention all the new coffee flavours at Starbucks.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. We’ve all heard it, and we all try to do our best when we can, but it can be hard to follow all the time.
Just think what would happen if we reduced our plastic waste to almost nothing. Oceans would be able to be cleared, recycling plants would no longer be overwhelmed, wildlife would thrive, and your conscious would feel a whole lot better.
Going to the Lake District and surrounds is an adventure on many people’s bucket lists – and often something, like any good holiday, that needs a fair bit of planning. When you take into account accessibility considerations too, it means that getting the balance right for a perfect holiday can be a little tricky.
Those familiar with Ullswater may be aware of a lovely stroll called the Ullswater Way. Although the full 20 miles is something I would always recommend to put on the bucket list and a must for any avid walker who is able, the walk can be divided into smaller legs with the help of the Ullswater ‘Steamers’. The boats stop at four piers (Glenridding, Pooley Bridge, Howtown, and Aira Force) allowing for walkers (and their dogs!) to see more of the lake without all the leg work.