The Lakeland Festival of Light 2019

Lakeland Festival of Light Matty Simpson Photography

Returning for a 5th year, The Lakeland Festival of Light took place on the 4th May 2019. The festival of light is a community effort to raise funds for charities and this year, so far the Lakeland Mountain Guides organised event has raised over a whopping £16,000 for the Lake District Mountain Rescue Search Dogs. Over 2000 people attended to create spectacular scenes and support the charity making it the biggest event to date.

This years event saw the creation of mountain art at Catbells by lining the spine of the mountain with head torches at night.

The Lake District Mountain Rescue Search Dogs charity is an entirely voluntary organisation and rely solely on the generosity of public donations. They are a specialist team dedicated to the training, developing and deploying of Search Dogs within the Lake District Mountains and Fells to search for missing people.

Below are some of the photographs taken on the night courtesy of the Lakeland Mountain Guides.
Please visit for more information about how they help thousands of people from many different walks of life reach summits, achieve goals, defeat challenges and learn new skills…. And please don’t forget to visit to read more about the amazing work done by the Lake District Mountain Rescue Search Dogs charity.

To donate to this amazing cause, visit this link. Every penny helps.

Credit: Matty Simpson Photography
Credit: Nick Landells
Credit: Nick Landells
Credit: Carmen Norman Photography
Credit: Carmen Norman Photography
Credit: Carmen Norman Photography
Credit: Carmen Norman Photograpy

WIN a 2 night mid week break in this beautifully furnished well equipped two storey apartment in Bowness, Windermere

To launch taking over the management of this beautifully refurbished, well equipped, two storey maisonette apartment located in the heart of Bowness, we are giving you the chance to win a 2 night mid week stay.

In less than a few weeks, our new online booking platforms will open, so why not enter for your chance to win a stay for FREE!

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Less than a few minutes walk from the front door

To give you a taste of whats on offer, this apartment is set over the first and second floor of a large traditional stone lakeland house. On entrance to the first floor hallway, you will find a spacious lounge with three sofas and a dining table, a well equipped kitchen also boasting a breakfast table, a bath and shower room and separate toilet room. The first floor entrance hallway offers space for shoes and cloak. Leading up to the second floor you will find three bedrooms (two double and one single)

Only a few minutes walk away is Biskey Howe View point with magnificent views over Bowness and the Lake.

Less than 5 minutes walk you are in Bowness Town with shops, bars, cafes, restaurants and posh nightclubs.
Less than 10 minutes walk you are by the side of the lake.

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Winner will be chosen Saturday 4th May. We will notify winner via Facebook messenger and announce on Facebook and Instagram.

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