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Wild swimming

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Things are definitely heating up in the Lake District and - even for those of us who usually like our water gently bubbling at about 30 degrees in a Jacuzzi - some of the lakes and tarns are beginning to look quite inviting, especially after a long day out in the fells.

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Bouldering

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When we think about rock climbing we tend to think about being up high. The classic image of a climber is someone clinging onto a rock face, tied to a rope and trying to stay calm with a big drop beneath their feet. However, rock climbing comes in many forms and one of the increasingly popular ones is bouldering.

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Latterbarrow

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Latterbarrow, overlooking Hawkshead and Windermere, is one of Lakeland’s great viewing platforms. Standing at just 245m it nevertheless offers a wonderful panorama of Langdale, Helvellyn and much more in return for a relatively easy climb.

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We love exploring the fells around Little Langdale, but you don’t always have to go uphill to have a good walk. This loop takes you over to Little Langdale’s big brother Great Langdale via some lovely native woodland with delightful views to the high fells of Pavey Ark and Harrison Stickle.

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Blea Lights

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As we said in our last blog, the winter is a great time to look at the night sky in the Lake District. At the Three Shires Inn we are blessed with minimal light pollution and some beautiful scenery, which makes it a particularly great spot for looking at the stars. But it’s also the perfect place to take photos of them as well.

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Long expeditions into the fells may become less appealing as the days become shorter, colder and wetter. However, in Little Langdale we are blessed with a relatively short, but spectacular, loop which you can begin right from the door of the Three Shires Inn.

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