English Lakes is proud of it’s pets welcome policy and guests have been bringing their pets to our hotels in the Lake District and Lancashire for many years. Today we have received a special guest blog from a four legged friend, Max who recently visited The Wild Boar…
Me! Max the Dog
I was so excited to be going on my first holiday, as only being six months old I had only ever slept in my bed at home, so to be going away and sleeping somewhere else, what an adventure!
We arrived at The Wild Boar in the lovely sunshine (my favourite type of weather as I find that the rain spoils my beautiful curly ears) and at Reception all the staff made a fuss of me and said how cute I was, which of course is the truth but I never get tired of hearing it! We were shown to our room by Adam, and it was a doggy dream! There was plenty of room for my bed on the floor, and even French windows leading straight outside so I could be let out quickly when there was a call of nature and didn’t have to cross my paws at all! And I know mummy and daddy were delighted with their huge comfy sleigh bed, but I wasn’t allowed on there! Read the rest of this entry »
On Twitter we follow the adventures of @CumbrianBlondie (A.K.A Gina) who was attempting to complete her list of 40 new things at the age of 40. The list included many new experiences such as driving a super-car, busking to earn lunch and to ‘pull an all-nighter’ in Ibiza! Also on the list was item number 38. Have a Food Fight. Read the rest of this entry »
About this video
Frances Winder, local artist from Kendal, enjoys the fleeting qualities of light and colour. In her work she always tries to grasp the internal qualities, the essential mood and spirit of place while increasingly exploring abstract, experimenting with texture and colour.
Frances is one of many artists who are currently exhibiting their work at Low Wood Bay as part of ARTober. A FREE one week interactive art festival at the hotel daily until 3rd November 2013, where you can see over 30 artists from across the country exhibiting various diverse artistic mediums from painting, ceramics, drawing and printmaking to sculpture, digital art and photography. Don’t miss the unique opportunity to purchase artwork from the artists themselves. With FREE art workshops, including Printmaking, iPad Art, Photography, Painting and Children’s Illustration.
You can also see a range of ‘live art’ being created during the exhibition. Tim Ingle, our resident web designer at English Lakes took the opportunity to visit the festival yesterday and spent some time with Frances as she started to create her next piece of work.
Chris Chapman Tour of Britain Competition winner
The following guest blog was written by Chris Chapman a competition winner who won a 2 night break a Low Wood Bay and the opportunity to follow the race in one of the official Tour of Britain Race cars as the race passed through Cumbria in September.
Monday morning early and I’m in the car travelling across the fells to Carlisle. The riders are signing on as I arrive. This is where my involvement with the race would normally end but today is different. Thanks to my competition prize I am a passenger in one of the official cars leading out the riders through the streets of Carlisle. Then we head out towards the west; police motorcyclists zooming ahead to control the traffic, team cars with racks of bikes on their roofs, cameramen on motorbikes, all part of the cavalcade.
Then the rain started; driving soaking rain with a whipping wind off the sea. Did it deter the spectators? No chance! Full marks to the people of Cumbria for turning out in their thousands to cheer on the cyclists. Such enthusiasm – even a passenger like me in the official car got the treatment, and my arms got tired with waving to cheering crowds as if I was royalty. The school children were out in force; from the tiny tots in their matching hi-viz vests, smiling and waving, right through to the senior pupils, enjoying the occasion and undaunted by the driving rain. Read the rest of this entry »
As part of our recent Showcase event at Low Wood Bay it was a pleasure to welcome Jan Walker, PA to Kevin Roberts, Saatchi & Saatchi. It sounds as though our invitation arrived at exactly the right time …
After a crazy five weeks of working flat out and living in cramped temporary accommodation whilst our house is being renovated, my husband Alex and I, didn’t take us long to realise how much we craved some very special relaxation!
We’re not a million miles from the Lakes, so frequently use the main road through Ambleside to get to Grasmere and beyond, though I can never recall seeing the exact same vista twice as you hit the views from Low Wood Bay! On approach, it’s difficult not to let your lower jaw drop open to the amazing colour and the light reflecting the mood of the lake with the backdrop of the fells. Already the feeling of ‘calm’ is beginning to kick in and I’ve only just arrived in the hotel car park!
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Serious Swimming in the Low Wood Club Pool
It was the final race, Low Wood Bay WaterBeasts team versus the English Lakes Support Office team. After three of the six swimmers in the relay had gone it was virtually neck and neck and I gently entered the water ready to do my part in the final length and hopefully bring home the Eldoret Shield for the Support Office.
When growing up I used to be very jealous of all the staff, my dad(now Managing Director), uncle(Estates Director) and Douglas Dale(Operations Director) taking part in the English Lakes swimming gala. I used to spend a lot of my time at the Low Wood Club pool as we lived in the manager’s bungalow on site. But I was never allowed to race. I was a toddler mind… Read the rest of this entry »