We are Helen and Bob Shelmerdine and we now live at Middle Lee, Garrigill, Cumbria, CA9 3HF, in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  Previously we ran a luxury B&B in  Slaidburn, Lancashire, in the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  We feel enormously lucky to live in such a beautiful, peaceful, and remote place as the North Pennines. There is something very special about sitting out on a warm sunny day with an amazing view of hills and fields stretching before you, listening to nothing but silence, or maybe hearing the cries of lambs, curlews and lapwings in the springtime. Middle Lee gives us all of that; it is our sanctuary, and can be yours too!

We are both keen sports and outdoors people, as you can see from the images below.  We have walked from Land's End to John O'Groats and had a book published about our walk! We also play a lot of sport (squash for Bob and tennis for me, several times a week!)

In addition Bob is a fabulous cook, as our previous B&B guests will testify!

Bob also works as a self-employed computer consultant and writer.

Helen is a freelance professional photographer and writer, with 4 books of her landscape photography published.

The Forest of Bowland Book by Helen Shaw
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Land's End to John O'Groats Book by Helen Shaw and Bob Shelmerdine
Bob Shelmerdine, Great Gable
Helen on Christmas Eve
Helen Shelmerdine
Bob Shelmerdine

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