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Autumn Offer at Herdwick Croft

Autumn is a special time of year in the Lake District. That’s why we highly recommend booking a stay with us this October; our scenic location is ideal for soaking up the breathtaking views of Bassenthwaite Lake and taking in the splendor of the surrounding forests and woods as they change from green to fiery shades of gold and red.

There’s also plenty of things to see and do during Autumn, such as visiting the local farm shops to stock up on seasonal goodies, enjoying a delicious pub lunch next to a roaring fire, and visiting the many attractions including¬†Beatrix Potter’s house and the Lakes Distillery tour. Click here to find out more about the local area. We’re dog friendly, so you can bring your four-legged […]

10 Great Family Days Out in the Lake District

The Lake District World Heritage site is one of the UK’s most popular tourist destinations, particularly with families, so it’s not surprising that there are so many different possibilities for family days out in the region. Whether it’s exploring the great outdoors or places to hide indoors from some temperamental weather, we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to things to see and do. If you’re a little unsure where to begin, worry not, we’ve put together this brief guide to help you get started. Here are 10 great ideas for a family day out in the Lake District.
Lake Cruises

Whether it’s a steamer on Ullswater, or a Derwentwater cruise from the Keswick Launch, exploring the Lake District by water is a must for an unforgettable […]

10 Great Family-Friendly Walks in the Lake District

The quintessential Lake District experience of lakeside walks, challenging climbs and breathtaking views is hard to beat, but not every walk is suited to those with little legs or for pushing pushchairs! These family friendly walks in the Lake District offer the same highs you’d expect from the most strenuous of fell walks, with manageable terrain, plenty of breaks and routes that aren’t too long for young children. They offer the perfect introduction to the Lake District for little ones, and should hopefully spark the same lifelong love affair with the region that we’ve had.
Sale Fell


Sale Fell is one of the lesser known fells, but it’s right on our doorstep here and we can tell you that it’s well worth exploring time and time again. […]