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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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Today Little Langdale is so peaceful and secluded you could be forgiven for thinking it has always been this way. However, take a walk around the valley and you soon come across evidence of a bustling industrial past.

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After what seems a very long time indeed, it made us extremely happy to be able to welcome guests back to the Three Shires Inn for overnight stays in May. But, as well as opening up for humans, we’ve also begun welcoming our first four-legged guests to our new dog-friendly suite, Busk Pike.

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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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It was like somebody turned a tap on in the Lake District on April 12. All of a sudden visitors began flowing back in and, frankly, we’ve been manic ever since.

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Everyone has heard of the famous high fells of the Lake District; peaks like Scafell Pike, Coniston Old Man or Helvellyn. But some of the best views in the area can actually be found on their more diminutive neighbours, which act as great viewing platforms for the surrounding landscape.

One such fell is Loughrigg.

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As freedom from lockdown seems to get closer each day, we can all be forgiven for allowing ourselves to indulge in a little bit of post-lockdown fantasising. Whether it is a pub crawl, a meal out with friends or simply being able to spend time together with loved ones, we all have something we can’t wait to do.

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