Grasmere and the weir on New Year’s Eve

Grasmere and the weir

New Year’s Eve was an opportunity to revisit one of our favourite places – the woodland walk from White Moss through to Grasmere and to the pebbly beach near the weir. Sometimes in summer this area is a hive of activity with young children paddling at the water’s edge and people sitting on the grassy bank to picnic – with the view across the lake up to Dunmail Raise and the start of the Helvellyn range. Continue reading

Woodpecker at Croft Corner

Woodpecker in Croft Corner garden

Last summer our guests in Croft Corner saw a woodpecker coming to feed off the peanuts on the feeding station in their garden. It seemed to come very early every morning but was very timid – it flew off into the trees if it sensed anyone nearby. Some guests at Croft Corner in November commented that they had seen it in the garden then as well.
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