Gorgeous Local Walk to Long Marton

Long Marton Holiday Cottage near Dufton

This is our favourite local walk when staying at Dunkeld Cottage because you get absolutely stunning views of the Pennines, far-reaching views across to the Lake District and a pub at the end of it! The walk to Long Marton takes approximately 40-45 minutes and it’s all really easy bridleway tracks – no cattle, fields…

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A Day Out In Ullswater, The Lake District

Ullswater, Lake District

Ullswater, Lake District – a Paradise Awaits Ullswater is totally breath-taking and even using those words to describe it doesn’t seem to do enough justice!  The lake is tranquil, the mountains which surround it hover majestically over and the villages dotted around the lake are beautiful, unique and an absolute pleasure to visit.  What more…

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Climbing Cat Bells – Derwentwater, Keswick

Cat Bells and Lakeland Holiday Cottage in the Lake District near Penrith, Keswick and Appleby

Cat Bells, overlooking Derwentwater and Keswick, is a truly iconic walk and one that, if you are all reasonably fit and sound, you can do as a family.  That said, there is a little scramble at the top, but it’s easily achievable in good weather and looks worse than it is on the approach! What’s great…

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Another Ullswater Way! A Dunkeld Cottage Blog

Ullswater Way Walking from Dunkeld Cottage

We had glorious weather this June and went to Ullswater (for the zillionth time!) and walked the Ullswater Way again. This time though, instead of our favourite walk from Pooley Bridge to Howtown and onto Patterdale (as detailed in an earlier blog) we opted to walk the other side. In this direction we started from…

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Unforgettable Walks – High Cup Nick

Unforgettable Walks including High Cup Nick from Dunkeld Cottage

If you are considering the climb up ‘High Cup Nick‘ during your stay at Dunkeld Cottage then here we have a book that might be of interest to you. Many keen walkers will have followed Julia Bradbury’s series of fell walks through the Lake District and subsequent walking tours around the UK. She’s carved out…

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Easedale Tarn, Grasmere – A perfect day out!

I do love my easy (ish!) walks in the Lake District.  Approximately 2 hours exertion, stunning views and then getting back in time for a scone with clotted cream and jam is just about the perfect day’s outing for me. Easedale Tarn from Grasmere is one such walk and certainly ticks all the boxes.  The…

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The Age Of The Train!

Settle Station - The Age Of The Train

Wow! We took the train up to the cottage last week traveling from Skipton to Appleby. Stopped off at Settle to take this photo of the ‘Hornby’ station there (and for necessary refreshments!) The scenery from the train window was breathtaking! Arriving In Settle Settle is a pretty market town with many independent shops on the high…

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Ullswater Way – A Truly Memorable Day Out!

Ullswater Way in Lakeland from Dunkeld Cottage ia Lake District Cottage

The Ullswater Way is a stunning circular walk which is just a short 15-minute drive (13 miles) from Dunkeld Cottage, and is our favourite day out! It is a truly mesmorising walk in one of the most beautiful Lakes in Lakeland. Today, I’m going to tell you about half of the Ullswater Way walk (because…

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