Author: Janine John

The Old Post Office Tearoom and Shop in Troutbeck

10 short walks in the Lake District with tearooms

After the hustle and bustle of the weeks leading up to Christmas and New Year, it’s lovely to return to the quieter months of January and February, and to return to finding enjoyment in some of life’s simpler pleasures. And what could be simpler but more thoroughly enjoyable than a gentle Lake District walk followed by a leisurely pot of tea in a nice warm tearoom? If this idea appeals to you, here are some popular – and less well […]

Keswick town centre

A festive tour of Keswick town centre

Earlier this week I spent a couple of hours one afternoon in Keswick in the North Lakes and, as always, the atmosphere there was great. I’ve previously written about why you should go shopping in Keswick here. I found myself drawn to photographing some of the lovely shop windows and […]

Townend Barn

Explore historic Troutbeck on a self-guided walk

The peaceful and historic South Lakeland village of Troutbeck is a hidden gem bursting with character, traditional Lakeland buildings, and magnificent views – and one way to explore Troutbeck for yourself is with the help of the village’s very own ‘Discover Troutbeck Self-Guided Walk Map’. Situated along the side of […]

Cartmel Village Shop in the centre of Cartmel

A gem-hunter’s guide to Cartmel

The pretty village of Cartmel lies just south of the Lake District and around two miles north-west of the coastal town of Grange-over-Sands, near to the Furness Peninsula. If you love quaint old buildings then you’ll adore the centre of the village, and there are a number of things you […]