Tag: Lake District

Herdwick sheep: a fixture on the fells

For anyone who has visited the Lake District or if, like me, you were brought up there, Herdwick sheep are commonplace. They seem to be a constant fixture on the fell-side but recently the breed and the centuries-old tradition...

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High Wire Jinks

Welcome to middle-aged dad hell or, as it better known, the Treetop Trek Ariel Adventure. As part of our annual summer trip to the Lakes my eight-year-old insists that I drag my creaking bones round the tough ariel obstacles...

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Hosteling Holidays Are Back In Vogue

In these times of austerity and the rising popularity of staycations, it is little wonder that people are turning to old favourites like the Youth Hostel Association to cut costs. You know you are officially middle-aged when you...

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