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.
As the longer nights stretch out ahead of us, which meteor showers might you see in the dark skies above the Lake District this year?
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…
There is something about the ritual of crafting a cocktail that makes it perfect for Christmas. We’ve picked our favourite seasonal drinks that takes us back to noisier times, crowding around the table.
A ski resort in England. Yes, you read that correctly. Sitting among the highest mountains is Raise, home to the Lake District Ski Club.
Ever dreamt of giving it all up and running away to the hills? Meet Millican Dalton – a free-spirited adventurer who did just that and inspired the Millican back pack.
From fighting dementia to boosting our immune systems, there’s a growing body of evidence that cold water swimming is more than good fun.
Our favourite five short walks, within striking distance from our front door. Visit Gowbarrow Fell. Black Moss Pit, Hallin Fell, Swindale and Cathedral Cavern.
Ask any Lake District explorer, walker, wanderer. If there’s one thing to rival the anticipation of touching a summit cairn, it’s an eagerly awaited snack.
Once in the Lakes you’d find yourself quickly spotting sheep, cows and maybe, if you are lucky, an osprey. What you might not expect, is a herd of alpacas.