Escape to Hassness Haven
Although we were still miles away, winding through the dense greenery, the Hassness House, in all of its ivory glory, had already begun to peer across Lake Buttermere. While its architecture shows its history, the house recently underwent some exciting refurbishment, to ensure Hassness can continue to thrive.
Settle Carlisle Railway
Our first walk using the Settle Carlisle Railway was from Horton-in-Ribblesdale, and was to end at the famous Ribblehead Viaduct. The geological features of the limestone, sandstone terrain, with its sinkholes and fast flowing disappearing streams, were explained by Simon our Leader.
Wainwright Walkers Welcome
Is Yorkshire the friendliest place for walkers? A undisputed 25 of its towns and villages have signed up to the ‘Walkers are Welcome’ scheme which aims to encourage walkers to be actively welcomed and assisted when visiting. Supporter & our roving ambassador, Julia Bradbury, says "The scheme’s simplicity has led to a jaw-dropping success."
Walking in the Footsteps of Wainwright
The very name of Buttermere conjures up a dream of indulgence . . . a lake of butter to spread on hot toast, or to pile an inch-thick buttercream on a huge sponge cake.The dream comes true if you check in at Hassness Country House, overlooking the water and also overlooking any thought of trying to lose weight by dieting.