Environment

17 07, 2017

The Lake District UNESCO World Heritage Site

2017-07-17T10:43:26+00:00July 17th, 2017|Environment, Things to do|

There are 13 valleys that make up the Lake District National Park as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  One of those is our neighbouring valley - the Duddon Valley.  Also known as Dunnerdale, the more intimate and narrow valley of the River Duddon has no lake of its own and is enclosed at its head [...]

11 05, 2017

Bluebells put on a stunning show

2017-05-16T08:58:36+00:00May 11th, 2017|Environment, The Farm|

The bluebells are always spectacular at Thornthwaite Farm, and this year is no exception. The Lake District is renowed for its bluebell woods, these photos were taken at the farm, much of  which is classified as ancient and semi ancient woodland.  Up to 50% of the world’s population of bluebells are found in the UK, [...]

10 01, 2017

The Lakes and Dales Loop – Cycling route

2017-12-08T11:34:18+00:00January 10th, 2017|Environment, Local Events|

The Lakes and Dales Loop, which passes by Thornthwaite Farm,  has recently been described by The Telegraph as 'Britain's most beautiful bike route'.  See the article for a brief description of the cycling route, including a mention of our local pub The Blacksmiths Arms . The Lakes & Dales Loop is a spectacular, 196-mile on-road [...]

30 11, 2016

Adventure for all in the Lake District

2017-12-08T11:34:18+00:00November 30th, 2016|Environment, Local Events|

The Lake District is the place to go for adventure, whatever your age or ability there is something for everyone.  Have a look at a few ideas below. Keswick Canoe and Bushcraft Based in Keswick www.keswickcanoeandbushcraft.co.uk Canoeing and bushcraft activities to suit all ages, abilities and requirements – families, couples, individuals and groups are all [...]

20 09, 2016

Autumn is on its way in the Lake District

2017-12-08T11:34:18+00:00September 20th, 2016|Environment, The Farm|

This Chestnut tree suggests that Autumn is on its way.  Officially starting on the 22nd September, autumn is a great time of year to visit the Lake District, with the constantly changing scenery and colours of gold, brown & yellow .  There is always plenty to do in the Lake District, here are just a [...]

15 08, 2016

It’s Haytime in the Lake District

2016-08-19T16:35:56+00:00August 15th, 2016|Environment, The Farm|

Haytime is finally underway here at Thornthwaite Farm in the Lake District.  We don't cut our fields until after the 15th July  as part of our higher tier environmental scheme.  This ensures that any flowers and grasses have seeded, thus continuing the improvement of our traditional hay meadows.  The forecast looks good for the rest [...]

1 05, 2016

Bluebells in the Lake District

2016-05-01T16:17:39+00:00May 1st, 2016|Environment, The Farm|

The bluebells are always spectacular at Thornthwaite Farm, and this year is no exception. The Lake District is renowed for its bluebell woods, these photos were taken in Fell End Wood at the farm, which is classified as ancient woodland.  Up to 50% of the world’s population of bluebells are found in the UK, they [...]

20 04, 2016

Spring Flowers in the Lake District

2016-04-20T17:13:46+00:00April 20th, 2016|Environment, The Farm|

We have had some great spring weather in the lake District recently, and it looks set to continue. We have been for a lovely walk today in Longfield Wood on the farm, to look at the beautiful primroses which always look so pretty nestled next to the river bank. The bluebells are also just starting [...]

13 12, 2015

Walking & Cycling in the Lake District

2017-12-08T11:34:19+00:00December 13th, 2015|Environment|

Winter can be a lovely time of year to blow off the cobwebs with some walking or cycling in the Lake District Fells.  When staying in your Holiday Cottage or Log Cabin  at Thornthwaite Farm, there are plenty of low level easy walks, and some higher level more strenuous walk within easy reach.  You can have a look at details of [...]