The former chief medical officer of England, Sir Liam Donaldson makes this profound observation – ‘If a medication existed which had a similar effect to physical activity it would be regarded as a wonder drug or a miracle cure’. Remarkably the simple act of walking is thought to be, as near to possible, the perfect exercise. A form of exercise that almost anyone can enjoy, costing virtually nothing, we are only ever one step away from enjoying the surprisingly powerful effects on both mind and body of this simple act.
Many would agree that if you want to experience the beauty of walking in England, the Lake District National Park rarely disappoints. Generations of our country folk and friends from afar have been coming to the Lake District through the decades to sample it’s delights. They enjoy a memorable stay at one of the county’s many Guest Houses. Bowness, Abbeytown is also home to our very own guest house, Brooklands, and we would love nothing more than to welcome you to the heart of sensational Cumbria.
Walking has a whole host of benefits. Like a holiday for the mind it can invigorate us to absorb and appreciate simple things that we may have overlooked in the busyness of everyday life. It can quickly reduce anxiety and stress, improving our mood and helping us to feel more energised and motivated. More than just blowing away the cobwebs, it can really get those creative juices flowing, helping us to feel better about ourselves, more confident, more positive, more appreciative. Walking and talking with a friend or in a group is an amazing to way to feel connected, to develop relationships and to feel part of the community. A stay at one of the Lake District National Park’s guest houses will afford you the ideal opportunity to slow things down and take some time for yourself with family and friends. Brooklands is one of the county’s much loved guest houses. Bowness, Abbeytown and the surrounding countryside is simply waiting to be explored.
If a cold water dip takes your fancy then a wonderful wild swim is never far away. There’s nothing quite like the adrenaline after an outdoor plunge surrounded by the classically rugged beauty of the lakes, mountains and fells unique to the Lake District National Park. For a truly comfortable stay, a temporary home to return to at the end of the day, Brooklands is one of the area’s traditional and much loved guest houses and we wish to warmly welcome you should you choose to spend your stay with us.
In the words of British historian and academic George Macauley Trevelyan; ‘After a day’s walk everything has twice it usual value’. An ideal place to take to the hills and lanes, the Lake District National Park is famed for its outstanding beauty. We at Brooklands are one of the areas truly local and traditional guest houses. Bowness, Abbeytown and the lovely lakes around are waiting to welcome you!