Ambleside Alison
Lake District Tourist Guide

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Jan
19
January:  The Grand Designs of Thomas Mawson at Rydal Hall

January: The Grand Designs of Thomas Mawson at Rydal Hall

As a professional Tourist Guide (with the cherished "Blue Badge") my Cumbria region guiding colleagues meet regularly for
3 min read
Jan
06
Beatrix Potter - Fantasy and Fun in Art

Beatrix Potter - Fantasy and Fun in Art

In the Autumn of 2023 members of the Beatrix Potter Society came from all over the globe to meet together
3 min read
May
11
Amble around Ambleside

Amble around Ambleside

It's been a wonderful and busy week for me as a Blue Badge Tourist Guide based in Ambleside.
3 min read
Feb
18
Steam up! Sail Away!

Steam up! Sail Away!

The modern oxidised copper clad boathouse with its overhanging roof canopy is the Windermere Jetty Museum dedicated to steam boats
2 min read
Feb
05
From Dove Cottage to Docklands

From Dove Cottage to Docklands

On this day:  5th February 1805 What does a Blue Badge Tourist Guide do when they go away for a
4 min read
Jan
01
Visiting the Lake District? What's on your reading list?!

Visiting the Lake District? What's on your reading list?!

"Up! up! my Friend, and quit your books; Or surely you'll grow double" from Tables Turned by William Wordsworth 1798
5 min read
Dec
31
Cloud inversion and frost on the ground, beautiful off season lake district scene, Langdale Valley

What's it like in the off-peak season?

The Lake District is a fabulous place to visit all year round ...
2 min read
Dec
30
Planning ahead

Planning ahead

Brew with a view - cream tea overlooking the lake and across to the mountains
2 min read