10 01, 2017

The Lakes and Dales Loop – Cycling route

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

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 [...]

23 11, 2016

Winter Days out in the Lake District

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 [...]

15 08, 2016

It’s Haytime in the Lake District

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

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 [...]

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