The Great Stuff Blog

All kinds of lovely things we love talking about!

Top Villages to visit in the Lake District

19 January 2022 by Rachel Wilson

We've compiled our favourite villages in the Lake District that we think are the best for accessibility, with great lunch spots and amenities.

Where to Wild Swim in Windermere

10 January 2022 by Rachel Wilson

Wild swimming in Windermere can leave you feeling invigorated and at one with nature. Let us show you the best places to swim.

Seal spotting in Northumberland

04 January 2022 by Rachel Wilson

Around half the world's population of grey seals can be found around the British coast so we'll let you know the best place to spot them.

The Best Rural Pubs in the Lake District

14 December 2021 by Rachel Wilson

Here are some of our favourite pubs in the Lake District, whether you're after a quiet tipple or a much needed pint of an ale after a long hike in the fells.

The Prettiest Villages in the Yorkshire Dales

06 December 2021 by Rachel Wilson

At Cardtoons, we get to explore every corner of the Yorkshire Dales, so we’ve put together a list of our favourite villages that we think are the prettiest and worth exploring.

5 Fun Facts About Herdwick Sheep

03 December 2021 by Rachel Wilson

If you have been lucky enough to visit the Lake District, you’ll know that Herdwick sheep are icons of the Cumbrian landscape, but did you know this about them?