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At the Three Shires Inn we love a good pint just as much as you do. We’ve been spending a bit of time dropping in on the breweries who keep us supplied with delicious beer to find out a little bit more about what goes into making a truly tasty brew.
Things have been a bit damp in the Lake District recently; the kind of weather when sitting in the pub with your feet up and thinking about walking is arguably a lot more fun than actually heading out and braving the weather itself.
However, at the Three Shires Inn we are blessed with easy access to the high fells and a huge number of lower level walks where you can avoid the worst of the weather and you might even see the occasional nice view on a claggy day.
This easy loop mainly follows roads and good tracks through the countryside between Little Langdale and Hawkshead, although there is the occasional sloppy path en route.
At the Three Shires Inn we are lucky to be based in a county with a veritable host of fantastic microbreweries, all producing great beers which can be enjoyed to quench your thirst after exploring the fells or just as a refreshing companion as you sit by the fire in the winter months.
We all love exploring the fells around Little Langdale and, most of the time, the peak of the excitement during our forays into the mountains will come via the exhilaration of physical exercise or the stunning outlook from a lofty summit. However, accidents can happen to any of us and when they do, the Lake District’s mountain rescue teams are on hand to help.
For obvious reasons this summer is particularly busy in the Lake District and we know that lots of you will be yearning for places to visit and get away from the crowds. Luckily the Lakes is big enough for there to still be a few areas that remain relatively peaceful, even when the hotspots are thronging with people.
Seen from a distance, Pike of Blisco is perhaps the least distinctive of the Langdale Pikes. However, this is only in comparison to the truly magnificent rocky ramparts of the likes of Harrison Stickle, Pike of Stickle and Pavey Ark.
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.
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.