Category: Bleasdale Cottages

Bleasdale Holiday Cottages Forest of Bowland Ribble Valley Lancashire

Bowland by Day and Night

It’s something of a tradition that when my birthday comes around a day out is called for, usually to a destination outside Lancashire. This year we decided to stay in Bowland. We got the electric bikes out and set out from Bleasdale taking Oakenclough …

Good Summer

Our Forest of Bowland Holiday CottagesA long overdue update; the swallows have had a wonderful Summer, I was called into Hare House last night to remove one that was flying high in the hallway.It didn’n take many minutes using a childs fishing net. We …

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The Birds are busy.

Yesterday morning we got up to pandemonium in the garden, alarm calls and scufflings, I’ve never seen so many Blackbirds and their young together at one time. The problem was a stoat after the young black birds that seemed to draw every available bird …

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Boxing Brown Hares.

Last weekend we had two wildlife photographers, David and Louise Gibbon, staying in Garden Cottage. Their aim was to photograph boxing hares, they set up their pop-up hide in a field down the road. We knew that they would have sightings of Brown H…

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Lights, Camera, Action……

 As I sit at the computer by the window and looking out onto the garden feeling how good it is that the late afternoons are getting so much brighter and each time you go outside there are so many things on the move. The garden birds are …

Belated, Happy New Year

A very belated Happy New Year from Bleasdale Cottages. I’ve been bogged down with paper work recently especially getting every thing off for the next stage of The Visit England Awards; now that’s all done I’ll have a catch up with what’s going on out i…

Ladybirds Ladybirds….

This Summer I was surprised that we did not see more ladybirds then in mid October as we cut and raked the wildflower strip we saw a few more. Over the last two weeks we have spent quite a lot of time working in the woodland taking out t…

Owl Box – second time around

After a successful Summer for the Barn Owls and with the young having flown away to find their own territory it seemed like the best time to do repairs to the box…. So on Saturday morning we set out with tools, materials and ladders to get the job do…

More Good News in Bowland

Following on from the good news from Malkin Tower, The Forest of Bowland did it again last night with Bleasdale Cottages winning The Green Tourism Award at The Lancashire Tourism Awards held at Blackburn Cathedral.