Gabbi and Massi

Following Tommi’s visit, Gabbi and Massi decided to come across with Ami and Imogen. A busy couple of days……

No sooner had Gabbi and Massi got out of the car and it was off to the pool and Pirates Adventure where Massi found quite a bit of treasure. Gabbi, Lynn and Imogen enjoyed the pool, jacuzzi […]

By |August 28th, 2014|Europe|Comments Off on Gabbi and Massi

Couple of days with TJPJ

Our nephew decided to come across for a few days in between his holidays, days out with friends and the beginning of the football/rugby training sessions. Busy life eh! He’s only 13 but managed to book the train from Newcastle to Carlisle then onto Oxenholm where we collected him.

The first day we went out walking […]

By |August 24th, 2014|Europe|Comments Off on Couple of days with TJPJ

Nathan’s week

Nathan decided to visit us for a week whilst his Mam and sister were in Italy and his dad was busy with the harvest. Although he only travelled from Berwick I think he was struggling with jet lag as he didn’t manage to get out of bed until 11.00 – and that was only because […]

By |August 9th, 2014|Europe|Comments Off on Nathan’s week

Day trip to Wasdale

Wasdale is a very hard place to get to even if you are in the Lakes as you need to head out west and then around the perimeter of the National park before entering the valley. Possibly because of its inaccessibility and its natural beauty it is a very special place that is the home […]

By |August 7th, 2014|Europe|Comments Off on Day trip to Wasdale

Fell walking with Ruby

Paul completed all of the Wainrights with various friends but this time around would like to do them with Ruby! Ruby seems quite keen on exploring new hills but we have to hold her back sometimes as she is too enthusiastic. There are 214 Wainrights and Ruby has her first foot on the ladder to […]

By |August 5th, 2014|Europe|Comments Off on Fell walking with Ruby

Cathedral Cave

Cathedral Cave is in Little Langdale just near Wetherlam and is a cavern that is left from a slate mine. It is only accessible via a tunnel. You access the tunnel from a path just south of the Three Shires Pub, this then opens into the main chamber which has a great column in the […]

By |August 4th, 2014|Europe|Comments Off on Cathedral Cave


Today we went to see an exhibition of old Steam Engines at Flookbrough thinking there may be a couple on show but it was a massive gathering of steam engines, classic cars, classic motor bikes – infact anything that was old. There were also some people exhibiting some very weird collections – see the pictures […]

By |July 30th, 2014|Europe|Comments Off on Steaming!

Boys weekend with Nathan

Our nephew Nathan decided to have a weekend in the Lakes with us. He was in the middle of his radiotherapy, still had some medical lines inserted into his chest, had a clinic at 4.00pm on the friday and needed to be back at school by 8.45am on the monday morning. Despite this we did […]

By |June 14th, 2014|Europe|Comments Off on Boys weekend with Nathan

What’s happening in Lakes

The Lakes are billed as the adventure capital of the UK and there is something on virtually every day and a lot of these things are free.

To begin with the very name suggests lakes where you can fish, canoe, kayak, go canyoning, you are also surrounded by the fells and you can go walking anytime […]

By |June 9th, 2014|Europe|Comments Off on What’s happening in Lakes

Ruby Ruby Ruby Ruby

We also now have a new addition to the family, a working cocker spaniel called Ruby. She loves the Lake District, probably more than Jesmond due to the freedom she has there. Paul is spending quite a bit of time training her so that hopefully she will be able to accompany him shooting when the […]

By |June 8th, 2014|Europe|Comments Off on Ruby Ruby Ruby Ruby

The English Lake District – a new direction!

We don’t have any long distance travels booked for the foreseeable future as we have had something of a change in our personal circumstances, no we haven’t gone bankrupt, got divorced or even developed a fear of flying.
We have bought a second home across in the Lake District and intend spending as much time as […]

By |June 7th, 2014|Europe|1 Comment

The Dalesway

The Dales Way is an 84-mile (135 km) Long Distance Footpath in Northern England, from (south east to north west) Ilkley, West Yorkshire to Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria.

The Dales Way passes through two National Parks: the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the Lake District National Park. The first half of the walk follows the River Wharfe upstream to the main watershed of northern England at Ribblehead. The second half follows several river valleys (Dentdale, River […]

By |May 12th, 2014|Europe, Holiday|Comments Off on The Dalesway

Bob Graham Round

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Hadrians Wall

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St Cuthberts Way

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