There’s Snow Underfoot on the Fell

Not so far from Tythebarn House is Holmepark Fell, or is it Newbiggin Crags, I’m never quite sure where one ends and the other begins. Either way it’s a beautiful walk on a crisp, snowy, winter’s day.

It’s there you’ll find the sheep in almost perfectly-parted coats.

Sheep on Holmepark Fell. Newbiggin Fell. Holme. Burton-in-Kendal. Continue reading “There’s Snow Underfoot on the Fell”

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Tales from The Canal Bank: June – The sound of leather against willow…..

The sound of leather against willow on a summer Saturday afternoon and a walk along the Lancaster Canal from Tythebarn House B&B in Holme has a nostalgic feel to it.  Over the hedge are the cricketers, distinctive in white and cheering each other on to victory. Just some of the canal-side characters we have here in Holme.

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In days gone by the local characters would be seen on the canal as well as beside it.  As a corridor for trade between Lancaster and Kendal  it was a busy stretch especially around Holme Mills where coconut matting, and later Goodacre Carpet, was manufactured.  A ring tie  along the way is a reminder of those times when a  boat would have moored up.  Their horse tethered,  with nosebag attached, to rest awhile . Continue reading “Tales from The Canal Bank: June – The sound of leather against willow…..”

-“How Green you are….

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….. how green you are, how green you are, how green”

As children we played a singing game using these words. At family gatherings the after dinner-game was to hide an object somewhere around the room. The singing began and the searcher, usually one of the children, came into the room and started the hunt. The closer they got to discovering the item the louder the singing became, reaching a crescendo at the find.

Those words now have a whole new meaning in our environmentally conscious world.

Remembering those family events and humming the tune to myself I wandered around our B&B thinking about ‘How Green’ we are.

With a smile, I realized it all began with our home, Tythebarn House B&B , recycled from a redundant farm building!

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Take a Walk on the Wild Side …..

…. and there’s a smell of garlic in the April air.

Wild GarlicTake a walk from Tythebarn House B&B   towards Burton-in-Kendal.  Look out for Holme Park Farm and a footpath sign on the left.  Head up past the farm buildings and through the wooded area on to Farleton Fell, part of the Limestone-link, and you’re sure to smell garlic in the April air!

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