Businesses unite to create 'taste of the Lakes' hamper

Updated: Nov 4, 2020

LAKE District businesses have joined forces to produce a series of festive hampers for frustrated Lakes lovers unable to visit the national park due to Covid-enforced lockdowns.

Packed full of mouth-watering treats from a number of artisan companies, the hampers have been hailed as the perfect Christmas gift for stuck-at-home lovers of the outdoors.

Penningtons Coffee Roaster and Tea Merchant, the company behind the collaboration, is offering inclusive UK delivery on the delectable seven-piece ensemble, with stock already in demand.

Gina Pennington, a director of the business, said: “We know there are so many people who would normally have spent time in the Lake District in the run-up to Christmas, but will not be able to do so because of Covid restrictions.

“It is such a magical place at this time of year and we wanted to do something which, whilst not a substitute for fine Lakeland air and scenery, invokes a taste of the Lake District in a different way.

“We have collaborated with some fantastic businesses to put together this hamper of festive joy and feel it would make the perfect gift for Lakes lovers yearning for their favourite place.”

The three hampers come a different price points.

A taste of the Lakes: The Westmorland Luxury Hamper

The Westmorland hamper includes two different 250g house blend ground coffees from Penningtons, a box of Fine Lakeland tea bags, chocolate-covered mint cake from Quiggins, chutney and jam from the kitchen of Cumbrian Delights and a rich rum, plum and chocolate cake from the Ginger Bakers. It costs £54.99 including mainland UK delivery and can be ordered by visiting

Collaboration: The Cat Bells Gift Hamper

Priced at just £34.99 including postage to UK mainland, the Cat Bells Hamper, named after one of the most popular family walks in the Lake District, contains everything a tea and coffee lover needs to enjoy a Penningtons brew: 250g of the company's Fine Lakeland loose leaf tea, 250g of House Blend ground coffee, gluten free flapjacks handmade by Ginger Bakers and Staveley Relish and Damson Jam from the kitchen of Cumbrian Delights.

Great value: The Little Langdale Gift Hamper

The most compact hamper offers great value and is the perfect gift for those you know who love putting their feet up with a brew. It contains a House Blend ground coffee, a box of Penningtons Fine Lakeland Blend tea bags and the perfect accompaniment of Ginger Baker's flapjacks (gluten free). The price includes postage to UK mainland and packaging.

While every effort is made to ensure hamper contents are in line with the above, availability might mean substitution with a product of equivalent or higher value.

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