Diney's Diary

Here at Riverside Guest House, we want to make sure your break is a memorable experience from the moment you walk in. We're so fortunate to be located in the heart of the Lake District with everything it has to offer on our doorstep.

To help you get the most from your trip, Riverside co-owner Diney keeps a journal that includes local attractions and events, and some recommended walks in the local area.


Blencathra via Hall’s Fell

view from Halls ridge to Threlkeld

What an ascent. We have all read about how Blencathra stands out amongst the other Wainrights. Blencathra stands apart from the other Lakeland hills looking south and west offers a vast panorama covering the vast majority of fells in the area but it is also partly due to the contrasting nature of the mountain. To the south a vast claw appears to have ripped the mountain apart leaving deep gullies and sharp ridges whilst to the north slopes fall gently in to an empty wilderness where it is possible to escape the crowds even on a popular summer’s day.

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