The Red Squirrels are back!

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.

A walk around Ennerdale Water

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.

Good Morning!

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.

Binsey at sunrise on a misty morning
Binsey at sunrise on a misty morning

We’re Good to Go

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.

COVID-19 and the lockdown

Whilst we have no guests at the moment, we are looking forward to the day when things improve , and we can welcome visitors back to the area for a well deserved break. While we’ve been in lockdown, we’ve enjoyed some of the simple pleasures that the locality has to offer, like this beautiful sun halo captured whilst walking our dog.

Dark Skies Festival 2020

The Dark Skies Festival returns to Cumbria over the 21-23 February 2020. Stay at Leesrigg Cottage for the whole week, and enjoy what the region has to offer from a perfect base. Only £270 for 7 nights, with short breaks also available. Call us now to book your holiday.

Orion from Leesrigg Cottage

Fabulous Sunset!

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.

Spectacular crimson sunset
Spectacular crimson sunset