Lake District Photo Competition

February in the Lake District

An Insider’s Guide to the best events and things to do during February in the Lake District. After gladly waving goodbye to January, how about leaving the winter blues truly behind and heading off on a Lake District holiday this February? Yes, you’re right – it is still technically winter in the UK. But February …

Our owner becomes a CBE!

Nigel Mills recognised for his services to business in Cumbria and the North East. All the staff at The Trout Hotel would like to extend our warmest congratulations to The Trout’s co-owner, Nigel John Mills, for being made a CBE in the 2018 New Year Honours List. He received recognition from the Queen for his …

January in the Lake District

AN INSIDER’S GUIDE TO THE BEST EVENTS AND THINGS TO DO during January in the Lake District. Typically when we think of January, we think of cold, dark days where money is scarce but drizzle is not. A month where people tend to lock themselves indoors, either because they’ve jumped on the ‘dry January’ band …

December in the Lake District

December in the Lake District

AN INSIDER’S GUIDE TO THE BEST EVENTS AND THINGS TO DO DURING DECEMBER IN THE LAKE DISTRICT. From the moment you arrive in the Lake District and set your sights on the majestic valleys, glimmering lakes and mountainous skyline – you’ll know why the UNESCO World Heritage site is an unmissable UK tourist destination. The …

Taste Cumbria Christmas Market: Your Guide

Plotting your Christmas shopping? There’s no better way to infuse a little tradition and magic into the festive period than with a visit to Taste Cumbria Christmas Market on 9 and 10 December. Welcoming the festive season with a cup of silky hot chocolate or a glass of fresh mulled wine is a guaranteed spirit …

November in the Lake District

November in the Lake District

AN INSIDER’S GUIDE TO THE BEST EVENTS AND THINGS TO DO DURING November in the Lake District. As autumn slips into winter, don’t hibernate just yet. November is a great month for a hotel break in the Lake District and, to let you in on a little secret, is a month that offers panoramic views …

Autumn Photo Competition – Gallery

If you’ve never visited the Lake District in Autumn, this gallery of photos proves that it’s a truly magical time for a hotel break in the Lake District. The autumnal hues that descend on the Lake District during Autumn are well and truly marvellous. A palette of red, orange, brown and yellow transform the region …

October in the Lake District

October in the Lake District

AN INSIDER’S GUIDE TO THE BEST EVENTS AND THINGS TO DO DURING OCTOBER IN THE LAKE DISTRICT Woodlands ablaze with autumnal colours. Crisp morning air on your face. Fading light and brooding skies. Leaves crunching underfoot. Fells cloaked in a layer of rusty red. Enjoying early evening sunsets. Sipping hot chocolate by a roaring fire. …

Taste Cumbria Food Festival: Your Guide

Taste Cumbria food festival returns to The Trout Hotel’s home town, Cockermouth, on 22-24 September – bigger and better than ever before. There are few things lovelier than entering into a world of home made delicacies, fantastic flavours and local beers and ciders. Food festival regulars, you’ll know this feeling well. You love to fill …

Lake District Photo Competition

September in the Lake District

AN INSIDER’S GUIDE TO THE BEST EVENTS AND THINGS TO DO DURING SEPTEMBER IN THE LAKE DISTRICT For most people, the arrival of September brings a sigh of relief. It’s the month that children go back to school. There’s less traffic jams on the roads. The magical season of autumn is nearing. And did you …