Lancashire Times
Weekend Edition
8:17 AM 1st November 2021

Peter Rabbit Set To Boost Lake District’s Fortunes

Many travellers have given up on their 2020 foreign escape and are looking homeward for inspiration. So, if walking, wellness, or the books of Beatrix Potter are your thing then read on for some UK inspiration:

Celebrates 70 years of being a National Park & Beatrix Potter’s 155th birthday

Inspiration for writers like Beatrix Potter, the celebrated children's author and creator of Peter Rabbit, the Lake District is a place of incredible natural beauty and is set to be a hotspot in 2021 as it celebrates its 70th year as the Lake District National Park.

In addition, locals and tourists alike can also join in the celebrations of Beatrix Potter’s 155th birthday throughout July.

Headwater is offering a six-night Literary Walking in the Lake District self-guided holiday that takes travellers to some of the region’s most charming villages nestled against a backdrop of majestic fells and picturesque mountains.

Guests stay in a four-star country house hotel in Grasmere once frequented by Ruskin and Darwin. The holiday is priced from £895 per person including B&B accommodation, luggage transfers between hotels and route directions and maps.


Offa's Dyke Path National Trail: Celebrates its 50th anniversary in July

Celebrations will be taking place throughout 2021 along the length of Offa’s Dyke Path National Trail to mark its 50th anniversary. Activities will range from walking festivals, a special 50th anniversary weekend, which takes place in July and includes talks about the creation of the trail and guided walks, to an Offa’s Dyke Living History Festival in Moel Famau.

Exodus Travels’ six-night North East Wales Heritage Trail self-guided holiday takes travellers along various sections of Offa’s Dyke Path, as well as over to Moel Famau on the first day of walking.

Starting from Ruthin, guests will stay in boutique guesthouses, all offering a warm Welsh welcome along with a hearty breakfast. The holiday is priced from £949 per person including B&B accommodation, luggage transfers between hotels and route directions and maps.

Launches new The Islands of Guernsey Way walking route

The Islands of Guernsey Way is a new marked coastal walking trail across the five beautiful islands of Guernsey, Alderney, Sark, Herm and Lihou, launching in spring 2021.
The new trail provides walkers with a comprehensive five-island route for the first time, with an accompanying guide, map and a dedicated, free-to-download app, which will feature an audio commentary, local information, interactive map and additional themed walking routes.

While the full coastal trail is approximately 50 miles, the route has been created to be easily split into digestible sections for walkers of all levels, or to offer shorter circular routes instead.
Further details of the new walking route will be available on

UK Spa and Wellness Breaks: The spa break is on the rise has noted that in recent months, its wellness page received more impressions than for any other sector and predicts 2021 to be a bumper year for its extensive spa break offering.
Beech Hill Hotel & Spa offers an overnight Cumbrian escape from £57 per person, per night with breakfast.

This four-star resort is perched on the banks of Lake Windermere and offers award-winning British food, as well as a stunning spa and outdoor hot tub. Book up until April 2021.