Mini Adventures

Mini Adventures

We are always up for a Mini Adventure and feel that is what keeps that ‘holiday feeling’ alive when you are back in day to day working life. So we were thrilled to see a list put together recently by the National Trust of “50 things to do before...
Yorkshire 3 Peaks

Yorkshire 3 Peaks

Having lived in the Yorkshire Dales National Park for 2 years 5 months now, we felt it was finally time to take on the Yorkshire 3 Peaks challenge. Having had several groups stay at St Marks Stays doing this particular challenge and often for charity, we get asked...
Walking The Howgill Fells

Walking The Howgill Fells

One of the common questions from guests is about what walks are there to do in the area and with St Marks Stays being located in the Howgill Fells, we are pretty spoiled for choice here. Being a walker himself, Damian has maps of the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake...
Via Ferrata

Via Ferrata

So you get a house booking for a group that includes a friend and think “yay” and then the friend mentions she is going to be doing a via ferrata and would love it if you could join in and you think “eeeeekkk!” Put it this way, if you are...
Scafell Pike

Scafell Pike

Having climbed two of the UK’s three highest peaks, Damian and I still had Scafell Pike to trek up and so of course, now living in Cumbria, it was about time we finally ticked it off the list. Originally I had wanted to take a longer route on the journey to...
Belly Dancing Hen Party

Belly Dancing Hen Party

When a group of ladies ring to book St Marks Stays for a Hen Party and then say one of the planned activities would be belly dancing, well you know it is going to be a fun weekend. To be honest, Damian and I both said what a great hen party it was as they really made...