The Lake District and Berghaus top readers poll

The results of the Countryfile Magazine Awards 2015 have recently been announced with the Lake District bagging not only Holiday Destination of the Year but also National Park of the Year beating tough competition including the Outer Hebrides, Yorkshire and the Peak District.

The award categories ranged from locations to Rural Pub of the year, Photo of the Year and Outdoor Brand of the Year. The Outdoor Brand category was won by Berghaus, a brand name that is highly regarded by those visiting the Lake District and that is a very common sight on the fells. Berghaus is a great all round outdoor clothing brand selling head to toe gear and accessories and which will incidentally be celebrating its 50th Birthday next year.

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The Berghaus Bootroom, the kit and the landscape around Brimstone.

But the Lake District and Berghaus are already very much a winning combination at one hotel. Brimstone Hotel at Langdale are the only hotel in the Lake District to have a Berghaus Bootroom. The Bootroom is stocked full of all the latest Berghaus walking and outdoor gear for use of the guests of the hotel whilst staying. The resource has proved an excellent and much talked about addition to the hotel which is no surprise with the ever changing Lake District climate! Borrow extra waterproofs, extra warm clothing or as the weather can so often even change to being tropical, lighter layers. Rucksacks and boots can also be borrowed so even you didn’t think you’d fancy venturing out onto the fells or forgot any kit, no panic, Bergahus and Brimstone will sort it all out.

Rooms at Brimstone Hotel can only be booked direct and there’s a saving of 20% if booked 30 days or more in advance (B&B starting from £200). More details and to view availability, visit or call 015394 38062.