We cannot promise snow for Christmas here in Cumbria...
We cannot promise snow for Christmas here in Cumbria, although here is a shot of the office last week with a dusting and some Herdies eyeing up our pot plants.
Still, Ladbrokes have stopped taking bets on a white Christmas for the first time in 40 years, so perhaps they know something we don’t. The unseasonably warm wet weather here has not dampened our spirits and we have been as busy as Christmas Elves putting up trees and decorations and making sure that all our properties have mulled wine and delicious seasonal treats ready for our guests. Also on offer are logs for a crackling fire and a selection of Heritage Meats from the local renowned Yew Tree farm www.heritagemeats.co.uk. Even Gretel, the office puppy mascot has been getting into the spirit of things with her very own reindeer antlers.
Saturday December 26th:
Boxing Day Dip
For any brave souls wanting to shake down the Christmas pudding the Brockhole Visitor Centre is organising a Boxing Day Dip at 11am. www.chillswim.com
Festive Wonderland Wander
Starting from Coniston Tourist Information Centre at 10.30am. The distance is 10 kilometres (about 6 miles) taking about five hours through Guard Wood to Boon Crag and on to Tarn Hows returning via Tom Gill and Yewdale. The walk is free but donations are welcome. No need to book, just turn up in your boots.
Boxing Day Waddle
With Steve Watts starting from Rydal Hall at 10 am. Again the distance is about 10 kilometres (6 miles) walking the coffin route along the shores of Grassmere, Deerbolts Wood, Loughrigg Fell and Rydal Caves. Ending with tea, coffee and mince pies. Dogs are welcome and you can sign up for free at lakelandwalksandtalks.com
Monday December 28th:
Hug a Bunny
Is your chance to Hug a Bunny at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction in Bowness. Peter Rabbit will be making special appearances throughout the day. www.hop-skip-jump.com
We are lucky to have so much going on in The Lake District this Christmas, in fact we are spoilt all year round. Elterwater, The Langdale Valleys and surrounding areas are popular destinations for mountain biking, fell running and hiking but you don't have to be an adrenaline junkie to stay here. There are plenty of places near Great Langdale to enjoy great food, log fires, shopping and historic sites. Make sure you look at our lovely selection of self-catering holiday cottages when you plan your next trip to the Lake District. If you're planning a romantic getaway, family holiday or cosy weekend break in front of the fire... we have the holiday cottage that's right for you.
The Good Life Cottage Company would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, we hope to see you in Elterwater during 2016.