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The Herdy's are coming!

Friday 25th March - Sunday 4th September 2016

As part of The Calvert Trust’s Anniversary Celebrations, 2016 will see the central Lake District invaded by a flock of life sized decorated fantasy Herdwick ewes appearing in unexpected places - all paying homage to the Herdwick’s iconic status and all in support of their 40th Anniversary Capital Fundraising Drive. http://www.goherdwick.co.uk.

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Spring is in the air and i'm remembering summer

Its easy to forget the carefree days of summer when we’re in the depths of winters incessant rain but as the days get longer i've been thinking about summer and with a quick flick through my photos i’m transported back to the fun we had in our first few months of living here at Kestrel Lodge. Exploring our new surroundings and generally having fun.

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The New Lakes and Dales Circuit

190 miles of punishing climbs, thrilling descents, and stunning scenery takes in some of the best the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales has to offer. This four day route starts and finishes in Penrith, but could easily start and finish anywhere on the route.

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The Hens

So one of the things i really wanted to do when i moved to the lakes was increase the size of my fury family. We already have cats and dogs as thats all we could accommodate in our house back in Keighley but with the land at Kestrel Lodge the possibilities are endless....... well once i’ve convinced the rest of the extended family its a good idea.

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Keswick Clean-up Date

The next Keswick clean-up will be on March 3rd at 10.30am at Portinscale Swing bridge and footpath.

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Meet the Family - Part 3

We have been lovers of the Lake District for many years —which is a long time—we’re the oldies of the family.

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Dates for your Diary

Every month we’ll post an update on events within a 15 mile (approx) radius of Kestrel Lodge. That way if you can see what’s on while you’re here...or schedule your visit for something specific. Like the Keswick Mountain festival. That’s awesome. Or the Bassenthwaite Festival at St. Bega’s.

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Meet the Family - Part 2

Moving to the Lake District had always been a dream of mine, but not one that I ever thought would become a reality, so when my parents, sister, and her partner invited me to be part of a family business in Bassenthwaite, well I jumped at the chance.

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Meet The Family - Part 1

Louise and I have spent the last seven years running an Independent Hostel and Campsite on the North Norfolk Coast (well, that’s what we think, but apparently it was really all Merlin, even though she’s only five).

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