SPRING IN THE LAKE DISTRICT
Spring in the Lake District– that’s something to look forward to in the depths of winter. A time of snowdrops and daffodils after the darkness of winter.
I love Christmas as much as anyone. I’m looking forward to parties, carols,and lots of fun with friends and family. However, I’m also looking forward to Spring. Two weeks from today (21 December) it will be the Winter Solstice . After that date, the days start to get a little longer. Instead of planning to get home from my afternoon walk before it goes dark at 4pm as it does in December, I can start looking forward to longer days and evening strolls. Spring will be on the way.
Brockstone Grasmere Cottage has been very busy this winter, and guests have loved getting out in the day on the fells, then relaxing by the log burning stove in the evening. We’re pretty booked up for the rest of the winter, but we do have some Spring dates left.The next available date is the last week in February. The whole of March is still available too, including Easter week. Click on this link to read about Easter in the Lake District.
Spring in the Lake District is snowdrop time.
The first flowers of spring are the snowdrops.
Snowdrops usually appear in the Lake District in February. These pretty little flowers are a sign that Spring is on the way. Snowdrops are not flashy like daffodils. They hide away by hedges. However, the flashes of white and green are so welcome after winter. Well worth looking out for!
Spring in the Lake District is Daffodil time
The Lake District is famous for daffodils. William Wordsworth lived just a few minutes along the lane from Brockstone Grasmere Cottage when he wrote the world’s most famous poem, Daffodils, often known by its first line “I wandered lonely as a cloud”. To find out more about this poem, click through to an article I wrote on Wordsworth’s Daffodils and what lies behind the poem.
If you stay at Brockstone Grasmere Cottage in early spring, this will be your private daffodil garden.
Can you visit Brockstone Grasmere Cottage this Spring?
If you would like to visit Brockstone Grasmere Cottage in Spring 2018, we have dates available between 24 February and 7 April. For information about booking your stay, please look at our contact and booking page. You might also like to read our pages about why the Lake District is great to visit at any time of the year.
Most people who visit the Lake District love to walk. From Brockstone Grasmere Cottage you can step out of the door and start walking. Easy walks, hard walks, long or short walks, they are all on your doorstep. You can read here about circular walks from Brockstone Grasmere Cottage.
Just a note to say that Brockstone Grasmere Cottage is already fully booked from 7 April to 30 June 2018, with several more weeks throughout the year also having been reserved. If you are thinking of paying a repeat visit to our Grasmere Cottage, or planning to come for the first time, please act soon! We’ve even filled New Year 2018-2019 already!