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.

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.

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?

Where to spot Red Squirrels in the Lake District

26 November 2021 by Rachel Wilson

Thanks to Beatrix Potter and the cheeky Squirrel Nutkin, the red squirrel has become an icon of the Cumbrian countryside but over the years it has become quite an elusive creature.