Extreme Lake District Cycling: The Fred Whitton Challenge

In July 2014 Mark Fishwick suffered a serious cycling accident which required surgery and careful rehabilitation at Low Wood Club before he was back out on the open roads. Incredibly in May 2015, he competed in the Fred Whitton Challenge, 112 miles long with 3,950 metres of climb! Continue reading “Extreme Lake District Cycling: The Fred Whitton Challenge”

Low Wood No Wood Cardboard Boat Race 2015

Now in its third year, Low Wood No Wood cardboard boat race at Low Wood Bay continues to exceed expectations with record numbers of boats entered, creativity beyond bounds, a large crowd of spectators and money raised for a very worthwhile charity. Continue reading “Low Wood No Wood Cardboard Boat Race 2015″

Spreading Some Christmas Joy at Low Wood Bay

On Thursday the 11th of December Low Wood hosted a very special Spirit of Christmas Afternoon Tea Event.

Martha Wood, Reception Shift Leader who organised the event
Martha Wood, Reception Shift Leader who organised the event

Martha Wood, the Reception Shift Leader from Low Wood Bay had an idea to do something fantastic for some of the older members of our local community to spread some Christmas Joy! What started as a small idea was then encouraged by the management of the hotel and English Lakes Directors and also supported by many local businesses in the area. This spurred Martha on to organise a memorable event full of festive joy for over one hundred people from our local community. Continue reading “Spreading Some Christmas Joy at Low Wood Bay”

English Lakes Children’s menu helps to build a future

Sam’s Club is our way of welcoming children to the English Lakes family of hotels. Children aged 5 to 10 each receives a goody bag to keep them entertained during their stay at the hotels. During school holidays we have our Sam’s Splashtime at Low Wood Club and Sandpiper Club, where we provide Sam’s pool inflatables and toys. We also have nature walks and craft activities at various times and different locations around the group. Sam makes appearances now and again to welcome the children in person – you just never know when he might pop up!

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The Big Sleep – giving a little Winter Warmth!

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 fileld behind Low Wood Bay
The Big Sleep field behind Low Wood Bay

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My African Adventure

The Open Arms Village
The Open Arms Village

Following on from our recent update from Elliot, Maria Walker, our reservations manager has some exciting news…

It suddenly dawned on me this morning that in a few short days  I am setting out on an adventure that I expect will probably change my life! And I am very excited.

On the 23rd June I am flying out to Eldoret – Kenya to visit The Open Arms Village for just under 2 weeks. Continue reading “My African Adventure”

Open Arms: Adjusting to Family Life in the Village

Elliot at the Open Arms Village
Elliot at the Open Arms Village

Life has changed dramatically for Elliot Berry since moving to live and work at Open Arms Village in Eldoret, Kenya last February. At 21 years old, Elliot became ‘Dad’ to eleven  boys, rescued from desperate social conditions. Back in UK recently to catch up with family and friends, Elliot confesses to missing the constant noise level of a house full of lively, healthy, boisterous youth back at the village. Continue reading “Open Arms: Adjusting to Family Life in the Village”