A recent poll ran as part of a competition by Sitons has found the Lake District to be one of the UK’s top five dream kayaking locations.
The poll was taken as part of a December competition for watersport fanatics to win a GoPro Hero II camera. Over 500 entrants were asked where would be their dream place to kayak.
Kayaking on Lake Windermere, the Lake District
The Lake District ranked an impressive 3rd place out of the UK locations, mentioned numerous times alongside hundreds of worldwide-renowned kayaking spots. (more…)
Holiday Book review of Val McDermid’s Lake District based Thriller
Before setting off on holiday, I like to try to read a novel either about the place I am visiting or by a local author. I don’t mind if the details of the plot are factually correct or if the author has used artistic license, I am more interested in soaking up an atmosphere or the ‘sense’ of a place; a preparation for discovery.
For visitors to the Lake District, Val McDermid does this in her psychological suspense thriller The Grave Tattoo. She mixes history, literature and murder most foul wrapped up in the culture and heritage of Wordsworth country. Many of the place names are actual – Lancaster, Kendal, Keswick, Coniston –Dove Cottage, Grasmere and even Zefferelli’s cinema in Ambleside get a mention. (more…)
The Olympic torch arrived in Cumbria this morning and it is currently on route down from Carlisle to Bowness-on-Windermere. Over the next two days the torch will pass though the Lake District and North Lancashire and on its way it will pass 4 of our 6 properties in Ambleside, Windermere, Morecambe and Lancaster where you will find us lining the streets cheering it on.
Below is the list of approximate times and locations the Olympic Torch Relay is scheduled to visit over the next two days.