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News of Joiner’s Mews

I recently entered a charitable draw and I was so thrilled to have won a commissioned illustration of our cottage by Lynsey Tipping – see above. Lynsey has included the lovely clematis which grows over the pergola in the garden. It looks like a variety of Montana but it has dark pink flowers and is…

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Lake District volunteers lead the way this spring

A team of more than 70 dedicated volunteers are all set to inspire more than 2,000 people this year with their passion for the Lake District World Heritage site through a varied selection of walks. This Sunday (31 March) sees the start of the 2019 volunteer-led guided walks season in the Lake District Volunteer–led guided…

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Where is Little Bo-peep?

As you can imagine the Lake District is full of lambs at this time of the year – these little ones are just a 10-minute walk from Joiner’s Mews.   https://www.lakes-cottages.co.uk    

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A Host of Golden Daffodils

It’s not just Wordsworth who spotted the golden daffodils in the beautiful Lake District. On another favourite walk in Brigsteer Park Wood (National Trust), just 10 minutes’ drive from Joiner’s Mews, we were delighted to see so many naturalised in the woodland, with the promise of a similar showing of bluebells in a few weeks’…

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Beer is Best

A beautiful March morning here in the Lakes – snow on the fells and glorious sunshine. Hawkshead Brewery beer festivals are brilliant, especially when the sun shines. Held at Hawkshead Brewery in the village of Staveley, halfway between Kendal and Windermere, off the A591, just 20 minutes’ drive from JOINER’S MEWS, our cosy, romantic holiday…

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Things to do in March

What marvelous spring weather – hopefully we won’t pay for it with a cold and snowy March. Whatever the weather, Joiner’s Mews is cosy and comfortable – just right for a break in the beautiful Lake District. In case March does come in with a roar, here are a couple of things to do. Hosted…

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The Lake District National Park

Joiner’s Mews is so convenient for the Lake District National Park (and the Yorkshire Dales). There are lots of events and activities celebrating local culture, wildlife, scenery and much more. From wonderful family days out to high fell hikes. Events take place across the National Park so you’ll find something nearby. Guided walks and navigation…

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A Spring Walk for Birdlovers

Now that the sun’s starting to peep out and spring flowers are poking through the earth, it’s a good time to plan some walks. Cumbria Wildlife Trust runs a programme of guided walks and other events throughout the year at its reserves, including Brown Robin Nature Reserve at Grange-over-Sands – less than half an hour…

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What’s On In The Lake District?

I have just been reading my copy of February’s edition of Cumbria Life, the award winning magazine which is all about the county and, of course, the Lake District. If you want to know about this beautiful county there is no better publication to consult. I declare an interest – our daughter Michaela Robinson-Tate is the…

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