Today’s government announcement of the 4-step roadmap to take England and Wales out of lockdown gives us a glimmer of optimism that things are now finally on their way back to normal. We are sure that many of you will want to book a well earned break, and can confirm that we are now taking bookings for stays from 12 April onwards. During the previous easing of the lockdown which took place in July last year, our remaining availability was taken within a few days, so please book early! As always, for our very best prices, please contact us by phone or message. We will also temporarily hold bookings made by telephone for 24 hours pending deposit payment.
Nice to see a Red Squirrel feasting in the Damson Tree this morning. We’ve had few few fleeting glimpses recently, but never for long enough to get a photograph of these elusive, and endangered animals.
If you have around three hours to spare, a walk around Ennerdale Water of around 7.5 miles is highly recommended. You can take a course which follows the shoreline, or be a little more ambitious, and take to higher ground such heading over as Anglers Crag. Either way, the views are glorious. Don’t forget to take a short detour to Smithy Beck Falls either! Ennerdale Lake is a 40minute drive from Leesrigg Cottage. Car Parks are available at Bleach Green and Bowness Knott. For more details, head over to the National Trust’s Website.
A glorious 5:30am walk this morning saw mist lying in the low ground, and the distant hills of Binsey, Skiddaw and Blencathra apparently ‘floating’. Just one of the moments to enjoy during a stay at Leesrigg Cottage.
Leesrigg Cottage is proud to have met the requirements of the We’re Good to Go Industry Standard mark through following government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, having a Risk Assessment in place, and a process to maintain cleanliness and to aid social distancing. For more details, please see our COVID-19 page.
The 2020 Tour of Britain cycle race is returning to Cumbria and the Lake District this September, with some iconic stages in our beautiful national park. The exact date has yet to be confirmed, but you can be sure that Leesrigg Cottage makes an excellent base from which you can follow the action! Full event details are at https://www.tourofbritain.co.uk/race/2020-tour/
Sunday evening saw this spectacular sunset, viewed here from Leesrigg Cottage. It marked the end of a day which started with a light ground frost, and was ideal for a walk with our four-legged friend.