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Monday, 25 September 2017

Autumn Mist Grasmere

"Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness" John Keats wrote his poem "To Autumn" on 19 September 1819.

Today's weather in Grasmere certainly has the Autumn mist in evidence. This morning's walk from White Moss was my favourite one hour walk, round by Grasmere shore, Deer Bolt Woods, and back via Loughrigg Terrace. You can find a description of my walks from White Moss here- click on White Moss Walks.

The walk takes you to the shore of Grasmere , approached by a bridge across the River Rothay.

Autumn morning Grasmere Weir.

From the shore of Grasmere at 11am this morning, National Trust Allan Bank could be seen through the mist.
Allan Bank glimpsed through the mist over Grasmere

Twenty minutes later, this was the view from Loughrigg Terrace, a few metres above the shore of Grasmere .

Grasmere from Loughrigg Terrace- Allan Bank no longer visible.

The mist had come down and it had started to drizzle. This had not put off the walkers, who were out in strength on this mild, misty, moisty Monday morning. ( how's that for alliteration?)

If you want to visit this beautiful area, our cottage, Brockstone Grasmere Cottage could be just the place for you. We still have the week from 28 October available at a special rate, and we have short breaks and excellent value weeks available in November, December and January. You can read more about our Grasmere Cottage winter breaks here. 




Here's a photo showing the exact same viewof Grasmere as in the photo above, taken on a clear autumn day.

Same view, different day!

And here's one taken in winter, with a hint of snow on the fells. This photo is of Rydal Water. You can see Rydal Water from the terrace of Brockstone Grasmere Cottage.

Rydal Water on a winter's day.
As I headed up through Deer Bolt Woods, three sheep came charging at me. There are never usually any sheep in Deer Bolts, so I wasn't surprised when the farmer and his sheep dog rushed by me , the farmer bellowing at his dogs and the sheep in an attempt to get them back.

A group of visitors were entranced. They had obviously watched Countryfile on the BBC last night, which featured the One Man and His Dog competition. Here was One (very angry) man and his dog in real life! "Oh, it's just like on TV" they said. I don't actually remember the farmers on Countryfile sounding quite so cross!









Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Autumn and Winter breaks in the Lake District.

October is one of my favourite months in the Lake District. The summer crowds have gone, and the shorter days are often crisp and bright. The leaves are turning all sorts of amazing colours. It's a perfect time for walking in the Lake District ( now a UNESCO World Heritage Site)

If you stay at Brockstone Grasmere Cottage, which is in the White Moss area of Grasmere, here are some of the wonderful circular walks that you can do from the door.

Why not take a look at our Brockstone Grasmere Cottage website by clicking here  to see more information and photos about the Lakes in October? You'll also see that we still have two weeks available in our Grasmere Cottage with amazing views. What's more, we have reduced the rates for those weeks. Maybe you can take advantage of our special  autumn offer?

Here are a few photographs taken in and around Brockstone Grasmere cottage in autumn. Tempted?






From 4 November 2017 until 16 March 2018 we are offering short winter breaks ( excludes Christmas and New Year) We can be flexible about changeover days, but a 3 day weekend break or a 4 night midweek break will be at the special rate of £330. If you can stay a full week that would be £495. Why not treat yourself?


We are fully booked for Christmas, but we can offer a special 3 Night New Year Break. Saturday 30 December, Sunday 31 December and Monday 1 January 2018 at the rate of £540. If you would like to stay longer, up to a maximum of 4 extra nights from 2 January can be booked for the additional rate of only £70 per night.

These rates are for bookings made directly with us and are subject to availability.

It might snow-though it probably won't. However, if it does snow in the Lakes, the main A591 road is always kept clear. The snow goes fast on the lower ground, leaving beautiful snow capped mountains like those in these photos.




These photos of Grasmere and Rydal water were taken on a short walk, just minutes from Brockstone Grasmere Cottage.

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