THE BLOG

Another Place

Curated by the Another Place collective, here you’ll find a digital companion for The Machrie on Islay and The Lake in Ullswater.

Audiologist Vincent Howard shares his top tips to protect your ears when swimming – whether here in Ullswater or further afield and why he recommends Snugs earplugs.
An inspiring advocate of cold water swimming for mental health, Winnie Poaty takes us on her journey of how the water helps her to switch off, rebalance, a feeling and why it’s so important.
How often do you stop and listen? Like, really listen? Tune into the sounds of your surroundings; engage your ears in the environment; become aurally absorbed in nature?
From the minute to the massive, aquatic wildlife is rich in diversity and abundance. Here in the Lake District, freshwater species have a bounty of rivers, streams, ponds and lakes to live in – and float on.
The wilder corners of the Lake District come to life as the sun sets. From tawny owls and bats to moths and badgers, Heather Devey from RSPB Haweswater shares her tips on how to spot them at night.
Cumbria has some of the darkest skies in the UK, making it the perfect place for stargazing, even the Milky Way. Find the best places to watch the stars and the impact of light pollution with our Lake District guide.
Gilly McArthur and the Wonderful Wild Women community are passionate about the positive effects of being active in nature. Find out about her five-step cold meditation exercise.
If you can't be here right now, we've gathered our favourite images of Another Place and Ullswater for you to download. Apply them to your next Zoom call or home screen.
Night sky photographer Ben Bush captures the wonder of the universe visible from Earth. After creating this beautiful time lapse over Ullswater, he shares his favourite locations in the Lakes for stargazing.
Inspired by the Another Place experience, Travel writer Oliver Berry takes us on a wander through the feel-good rewards of the new and the timeless delight of coming back inside...