Small Water Crag

Small Water Crag

Small Water Crag is a little gem of a tarn up the valley from Haweswater Reservoir and amazingly quiet if you are willing to take the walk. Parking at Haweswater Reservoir, there are several paths that you can take for walking in this area of Mardale and it is the...
Haweswater Reservoir

Haweswater Reservoir

Like many others recently, due to the dry weather spell this summer, I got to walk on the paths of a lost village that usually sits on the bottom of the Haweswater Reservoir. It is quite surreal. The valley of Mardale was populated with farming villages and in 1929...
Helvellyn, Striding Edge and Britain’s Favourite Walk

Helvellyn, Striding Edge and Britain’s Favourite Walk

In 2018, the general public got to vote on what they felt was Britain’s Favourite Walks and so we went to check out for ourselves, if Helvellyn via Striding Edge deserved the number 1 top spot. Spoiler Alert. It is pretty spectacular! Moving to the Lake...
A Walk to Stickle Tarn

A Walk to Stickle Tarn

Starting from Millbeck in Great Langdale, the walk to Stickle Tarn is really worth the effort even if only for the views. They are stunning. Climbing the stones steps along the pathway carved into the dramatic slopes of the landscape, you ascend to the height of 470m...
Walking up Catbells

Walking up Catbells

Having moved to Cumbria we are keen to explore the area and walking up Catbells was a new experience, especially with the viewpoint of overseas tourists accompanying us. Damian’s friends from Singapore were planning a trip to Paris and London and having been...
A Visit To Cartmel

A Visit To Cartmel

If you are looking for things to do whilst staying at St Marks, I would recommend a visit to Cartmel. Just 45 minutes away from St Marks Stays, this picturesque village located in the Southern edge of the Lake District, offers so much more than expected for the size....