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....
Sizergh Castle and Garden

Sizergh Castle and Garden

If you are looking to do something a little closer to St Marks Stays, the National Trust property of Sizergh Castle and Garden is really worth a visit. Located 4 miles south of Kendal in the Lake District and a half hour drive from us here in Cautley, Sizergh Castle...
Poppies Tour

Poppies Tour

Since I first saw the images of the 888,246 ceramic poppies flowing from The Tower of London in 2014, I (Joanne) have always wanted to see them and whilst the poppies from the originally installation were sold, it was still great that a Poppies Tour was created around...
Appleby Horse Fair

Appleby Horse Fair

This year was our second year to witness the travelling and gypsy community make their way through Sedbergh to Appleby Horse Fair. There is something lovely about being in Cautley, because in our location, we just hear the clip clop of horses and get to watch the...