Best Pubs in Keswick and Surrounding Area

We wrote a whole post about the 5 Best Pubs in Keswick and the Surrounding Area. However we then decided to ask our customers on our facebook page for their favourite beer soaked carpet pubs in the surrounding area and got a great response. So here is a list of pubs,...

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5 Traditional Pubs In and Around Keswick

The UK is famed all over the world for our traditional country pubs. With the old wood beams, comfortable chairs (or bar stool) and a menu where you can guarantee some classic dishes (think fish and chips, burgers and pies). We're very lucky to have so many great pubs...

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Sheep Jumping Ship!

After purchasing the land we were delighted to see stretches of new fencing along the tracks; however once we started putting sheep in the fields it was like a leaking ship. Actually it was more like the Mary Rose at points with not just agile lambs, but lame ewes...

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The Dodgy Syringe and the Lamb

Back in early March we noticed 12 Herdwicks had escaped from the far fields (which used to be Low Nest land) into the Hogget field (ours). I did briefly attempt to herd them back into the field, but without a dog and a large expanse of area it's just too hard. So had...

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Plastic waste in the field?

As we walked through Big Mead field I noticed something shimmering on the grass. As we drew closer I started to question how a plastic bag, or something like that, could have found itself in the middle of the field? It got me a little bit angry. Then I saw it was a...

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Start of Life At Low Nest Blog

We've decided to start a blog! We've tried to start one on numerous occasions, but wanted to wait for a momentous occasion, or the start of a week/month. We also didn't know what to write about, but with both of us now working at Low Nest and with the management of...

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How to Hatch Chicken Eggs

We're hatching chicks! The chickens have been a major focal feature for Low Nest over the last 12 months. With plenty of space we decided to get a couple more chickens, but instead of just buying point of lay 14 week old chickens we fancied a challenge; hatching and...

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The Old Milking Parlour

The Old Milking Parlour

  I've milked many a cow in those two studios. Little known fact - should the need arise you could fit 2 cows side by side in the bathrooms with room between to get in to milk them. It's true. The old 'Byre' (posh name milking parlour) was divided in two to make...

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