Tim Bell, General Manager of Lancaster House discovers a family-friendly day-out with a difference close to the hotel.
By its very reputation, The Lake District will always lend itself naturally to the great pastime of walking.
But just down the road in North Lancashire, the walking culture is just as vibrant. The Trough of Bowland in particular offers stunning scenery and a plethora of accessible walking routes to rival many of Lakeland’s classic rambles here on the doorstep of Lancaster House. Read the rest of this entry »
A tribe of previously undiscovered creatures living in the heart of the Lake District have made their way into print in three books aimed at 4 – 9 year olds.
The Odd Soks, from different families and different species, are linked by their brightly coloured odd soks that they wear and the adventures that they find themselves in. The Elms – Rufus with his red hair and fiery personality, grumpy Mosscrop with his green hair shaped like a freshly cut haystack and Bud. Then there are the Paddlers from the streams and the Lowbs who live in the barns – Little Lowb constantly looking out for the good of his Odd Sok friends and family. Read the rest of this entry »
On Thursday 27th February The Wild Boar welcomed whisky and rugby enthusiasts to our 6 Nations Charity Dinner.
The event was held in association with the UK’s rugby charity, Wooden Spoon, who celebrated their 30th Anniversary last year and was hosted by John Cunningham – Wooden Spoon Cumbria Chairman, and Anthony Sutcliffe – The Wild Boar Operations Manager and Wooden Spoon Committee Member.
Anthony Sutcliffe, Ian Robertson and John Cunningham
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This is the third in a series of videos with Ali, our personal trainer at The Sandpiper Club, Lancaster.
In this video we join Ali and his client, Sally who show us how to do the squat and shoulder press to try out next time we are at the gym.
If you would like a boost in your training and want to tone up but require a little guidance, then personal training is for you!
The Tricep Dumbbell Kickback
This exercise puts force on the triceps at the top of the move compared to the overhead triceps extension.
- Set the bench at around knee-height.
- Rest your left hand on the bench beneath your left shoulder and place your left knee on the bench in line with your top abs.
- Your upper body should be horizontal, with your right upper arm in line with your torso.
- Let your right forearm and the dumb-bell hang straight down.
- Press the weight straight back, moving only at your elbow.
- Keep the rest of your body in the same position throughout.
- Once set is complete swap arms.
Lancaster-based Tim Bell, shares one of his favourite Winter Walks.
Leaving Grisedale Pike
Personally, I’ve always preferred the winter for heading up into the Cumbrian fells. Before heading out the door with the courteous “see you later, I’m off for a walk”. As the front door closes behind me, the inevitable “OK, But Be Careful” advice is offered emphatically from upstairs.
I am prepared. I’ve done the right courses, listened to the instructors, bought the right equipment and am now able to confidently and safely reap the benefits of a Lakeland Winter.
Before I tempt you further, be sure to read my previous blog: 3 Essentials to remember when winter walking in the Lake District. Read the rest of this entry »
One year ago I was in trouble. I had accepted a challenge to raise money for the Winter Warmth Fund by sleeping on the shores of Stickle Tarn on a cold, snowy, February night. The cold took to my bones.
The Big Sleep field behind Low Wood Bay
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In his blog, Passionate about … Olympic Biathlon, Ian Woods, director of Onesimus and our in-house Team GB coach made some pin-point predictions about which athletes we should be watching closely during the Sochi Winter Olympics.
Your predictions for the Biathlon Gold Medals were spot on. Are you surprised?
Well, I’m not surprised that Norway’s Svendsen and France’s Martin Fourcade both became Olympic champions in Sochi, though it wasn’t looking good for Svendsen in the first week. He really had to dig deep to take the Gold in the Mass Start race, just beating Fourcade in a stunning photo finish. I am surprised that they both won two Gold medals each and to be honest I was surprised that Bjoerndalen also won two Gold medals. Read the rest of this entry »