Here at Bassenthwaite Lake we are lucky enough to have a pair of ospreys breeding for the last 14 years. Ospreys are fish eating birds of prey with an enormous 5 ft wingspan and we are delighted that these magnificent birds of prey keep coming back to the Lake District. This year’s pair have settled in well and are hunting, fishing and importantly mating (!) producing 3 eggs which they are currently keeping warm.
Easter is almost upon us and the long weekend gives many of our guests a wonderful opportunity to get away for a few days and recharge their batteries in the beautiful western Lake District.
Here in Bassenthwaite, the daffodils which Wordsworth so famously wrote, about are in full bloom and there can be no lovelier sight than new born lambs gambolling in the fields. There are so many things to do this Easter from lovely lakeside walks at Bassenthwaite, Loweswater and Derwentwater or maybe tackling the more strenuous routes of Skiddaw or Blencathra. On Easter Sunday itself the Bassenthwaite Rotary Club are setting up a fell top Cafe on nearby Latrigg summit in aid of charity. So you can reward yourself with a well-deserved home-made cake or Cumberland sausage roll after the short but steep ascent to the top.
Spring is most definitely in the air here in the Lake District. The snow on the tops of the mountains has melted, the daffodils are blooming and new born lambs are appearing in our fields. As the days are getting longer and warmer, it is a great time to get out and about for a walk. There are so many great walks near to us here at The Pheasant, so it is really hard to choose, but here are 5 of our favourites which we think are perfect for an English spring day.
Mother’s Day is coming up on March 15 and what better way can there be to show your mum how much you appreciate her, than by treating her to an indulgent Afternoon Tea.
A couple of months ago, whilst in the midst of the hustle and bustle of getting ready for Christmas here in the Lake District, we started to think about sending out Christmas cards to our wonderful customers, guests and friends.
Whilst cards are a lovely way to wish people all the best for the festive season, we took a decision to not send any last year, but decided instead to make a donation to charity of what we would have spent on cards and postage.
January is that time of year when many of us make New Year resolutions to get more exercise and burn off those extra calories from Christmas. However, if you are like us, those resolutions rarely make it to the middle of the month! However, if you are having fun being active you are so much more likely to stick at it and here are some of the things you can do whilst here at the Pheasant to keep those healthy habits going.
With only a few days to go, we wanted to take this opportunity on behalf of everyone at the Pheasant Inn to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy new year.
Some of you may have noticed that we have chosen not to send Christmas cards this year, but are instead have decided to make a donation to the Children’s Heart Unit Foundation (CHUF) at the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle, which is a charity very close to our own hearts.