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23 11, 2016

Winter Days out in the Lake District

2017-12-08T11:34:18+00:00November 23rd, 2016|Local Events|

There is always plenty to do in the Lake District this Winter, whatever the weather.  Below are a selection of days out to try this Winter.  For further ideas visit our dedicated webpage Blackwell, the Arts & Crafts House, Bowness Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3JT www.blackwell.org.uk Blackwell is one of Britain’s finest houses from the turn [...]

12 11, 2016

VisitEngland Gold Award

2016-11-12T12:40:07+00:00November 12th, 2016|Accommodation|

We have just completed our  inspection as part of the VisitEngland  National Quality Assessment Scheme, and are delighted that the Barn Conversion and Log Cabin have again been awarded 4 Stars and the prestigious Gold Award for exceptional quality of accommodation and customer service. Star ratings are awarded based on the quality of our facilities, services [...]

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 [...]

27 08, 2016

Bank Holiday Events in Lakeland

2016-08-27T10:14:40+00:00August 27th, 2016|Local Events|

The August Bank Holiday weekend sees the Grasmere Lakeland Sports, held on Sunday 28th August in the picturesque setting of  the Showfield in Grasmere.  The 2016  Grasmere Lakeland Sports is celebrating 166 years of existence, and has been a regular annual event since 1868, unbroken except for the two periods of the First and Second World [...]

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 [...]

19 06, 2016

Where is Peter Rabbit? Beatrix Potter Musical

2017-12-08T11:34:18+00:00June 19th, 2016|Local Events|

27 June - 4 September 2016 Inspired by the world-famous stories, this unique stage show brings to life Beatrix Potter’s favourite characters in a not-to-be missed visual spectacular. Exploding with life, music, special effects, dance and show-stopping songs, this world premier stars Beatrix Potter as the story teller alongside some of her favourite characters: Jemima [...]

8 06, 2016

Summer in the Lake District

2016-06-08T13:20:16+00:00June 8th, 2016|Local Events, The Farm|

We have had some lovely warm Summer evenings in the Lake District for the past couple of weeks.  Here at the farm we are getting ready to clip the sheep, who are certainly feeling the heat at the moment, and spend most of the time in the shade of the trees, venturing out into the [...]

7 05, 2016

The Lake District Museum of Water

2017-12-08T11:34:18+00:00May 7th, 2016|Local Events|

Hosted at Wray Castle Boat House from 6 – 8 May for Lakes Ignite, the Museum of Water is a collection of publicly donated water and their accompanying stories, encouraging visitors to ponder the value, meaning and attributes of the precious liquid resource, comprises of a collection of over 700 bottles of water, each with [...]

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 [...]