Sunday, 20 April 2014

Idyllic Eskdale

Yellowhammer at the window

We recently spent a wonderful weekend at a brilliant B & B in Eskdale Green, in the Eskdale Valley, on the western side of the Lake District.
The B&B sits in the middle of it`s own five and a half acres of natural Fellside and ancient woodland, it has spectacular views across the Eskdale Valley.

The B&B has all the usual modern luxuries, but some things not many places can brag about, like roe deer in the garden and red squirrels feeding just the other side of the glass windows in the Conservatory! Not to mention the vast array of birds visiting the many feeders, including: blue, great and coal tits, gold and green finches, siskins, jay, yellow hammers. We just missed out on the barn and tawny owls! There are also bats roosting in one of their outbuildings.

So peaceful and idyllic, so many places worth a visit nearby.
Many interesting and easy walks from the house,  but also the climb up Scafell, can start from the house! 
For further info see one of the leaflets at the next meeting, or go to:
Walney Island is very close by and worth a visit as is St Bees Head, as are the many bird and nature reserves, roman reserves, stone circles and  ancient crosses. and England`s oldest narrow gauge railway, including 7 miles of line, 12 locomotives and a railway museum.


Red squirrels visiting

1 comment:

Ann Tomo said...

Sounds wonderful Cherry, lucky you.