The Lake District, full of Twixmas cheer!

Twixmas? It may not be a word in the Oxford English Dictionary but it is a word commonly used in the tourism accommodation industry for the time inbetween Christmas and New Years Eve.

Such a large number of businesses shut entirely until the New Year and as this time includes 3 Bank Holidays, it really is worth making the most of and getting away for a short break too.

A Twixmas break is also a handy way to carry out a spot of working off that Christmas indulgence and the Lake District fells and cycling routes will be primed ready and waiting to help. Get out into the open air and clear the head of all the hustle and bustle of Christmas dinner, crackers and full houses and get fully prepared for 2015. There are so many great walks to do at this time of year and the colours this year are still lightly autumnal. Check out the Cumbria Tourism website here http://www.golakes.co.uk/adventure-capital/walking-lake-district.aspx for ideas on a variety of different walking routes in the Lake District.

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Winter walking in the Lake District can’t be beaten.

Although there’s a look to working off the Christmas dinner, a break at Twixmas means someone else is cooking which is sure to be a great thought for many people during the festive period. Come in from off the fells and the cold into the warmth of a cosy Lake District inn and sample some local real ales and some hearty yet unfussy food.

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One of the open fires at The Cuckoo Brow Inn

With so much to do in the Lake District and with children being off school, a Twixmas break is an ideal time for families to get away for a couple of days as well as for couples wanting some time out. A place that welcomes all, is relaxed and has walks and cycle routes directly from their front door is The Cuckoo Brow Inn at Far Sawrey, close to Hawkshead. Double rooms and family rooms are available during Twixmas with prices starting at £104 per room with breakfast based on 2 sharing. http://www.cuckoobrow.co.uk/ for more details.

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