Activities

A Cycling Cake Circuit in Yorkshire

A Cycling Cake Circuit in Yorkshire

When a couple of our friends told us that cyclists love a bit of cake, we thought what a great idea it would be to show you a cycling cake circuit in Yorkshire! This is more our level to be honest. The Yorkshire Dales is often known as the home of cycling after the...
Kendal Mountain Festival 2019

Kendal Mountain Festival 2019

Yet again we took the opportunity to visit the Kendal Mountain Festival this year and as always came away so very inspired. We are so lucky to have this on our doorstep, so to speak, as it is only a 20 minute drive away and the atmosphere is so good. There is...
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...