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Welcome to our Blog where we hope you'll discover some of the walks and days out that we've enjoyed in the area.

Ullswater Walking from Dunkeld Cottage

Another Ullswater Way!

22nd August 2017

We had glorious weather this June and went to Ullswater (for the zillionth time!) and walked the Ullswater Way again. This time though, instead of our favourite walk from Pooley Bridge to Howtown and onto Patterdale (as detailed in an earlier blog) we opted to walk the other side, starting from Glenridding and heading to…

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A Cycle Ride to Dufton!

15th July 2017

Today we had a breath-taking cycle ride in glorious Pennine countryside – including taking advantage a café en-route with outside seating and direct views over Dufton Pike. The roads around the villages of Kirkby Thore, Dufton, Long Marton and Knock are all really lovely, quiet and have the most fantastic Pennine views. Getting to Dufton…

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Unforgettable Walks from Dunkeld Cottage

Unforgettable Walks – High Cup Nick

5th May 2017

Many keen walkers will have followed Julia Bradbury’s series of fell walks through the Lake District and subsequent walking tours around the UK. She’s carved out something of a niche as a walking presenter and in 2016 released ‘Unforgettable Walks: Best Walks With A View’ featuring one of our favourite local walks up High Cup…

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Easedale Tarn, Grasmere – A perfect day out!

10th April 2017

I do love my easy (ish!) walks in the Lake District.  Approximately 2 hours exertion, stunning views and then getting back in time for a scone with clotted cream and jam is just about the perfect day’s outing for me. Easedale Tarn from Grasmere is one such walk and certainly ticks all the boxes.  The…

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The Age Of The Train!

9th April 2017

Wow! We took the train up to the cottage last week traveling from Skipton to Appleby. Stopped off at Settle to take this photo of the ‘Hornby’ station there (and for necessary refreshments!) The scenery from the train window was breathtaking!

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Ullswater Way – A Truly Memorable Day Out!

10th February 2017

The Ullswater Way is a stunning circular walk which is just a short 15-minute drive (13 miles) from Dunkeld Cottage, and is our favourite day out! It is a truly mesmorising walk in one of the most beautiful Lakes in Lakeland. Today, I’m going to tell you about half of the Ullswater Way walk (because…

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Cycling around Dunkeld Cottage

28th November 2016

Dunkeld Cottage is perfectly located for the most exquisite cycling – and not toooo strenuous cycling either!!  I love it for that very reason – the lanes around the base of the Pennines are my personal favourites as they are very quiet and the views are simply superb.  There are of course, higher Pennine and Lake…

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