Ambleside Sports – A Long Standing Lake District Tradition

Low Wood Bay has a long, fruitful and continuing association with Ambleside Sports. As early as 1946, the then Manager became President and in 1979 our previous Chairman and Managing Director, Michael Berry, took the role and became a stalwart contributor, helping to make the event the tour de force it is today. Continue reading “Ambleside Sports – A Long Standing Lake District Tradition”

From a Ski Lift to Christmas and Conferences at Low Wood Bay

The Ellebye family – Lars, Theresia and their children David and Rachel, have been regular guests at Low Wood Bay for seven years. They love Christmas in the Lakes and have even brought executives from the pharmaceutical industry in Denmark over for a conference at the hotel. Continue reading “From a Ski Lift to Christmas and Conferences at Low Wood Bay”

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”

Raf’s Winter Lake District Nature Frame

Whilst not at work in his role as Low Wood Bay Maintenance Engineer, Raf has been out and about capturing some stunning Lake District winter images. We think you will agree it was worth wrapping up warm and braving the temperatures to share some of his favourite views with us. Continue reading “Raf’s Winter Lake District Nature Frame”

Open Water Swimming – It’s good for you!

Low Wood Bay is hosting the Big Chill Swim Windermere which will take place over the weekend of 30th January – 1st February. It would seem that open water swimming is the new hot (or should I say cold!) trend.

The Outdoor Swimming Society reports a 77% increase in membership since 2006 and growing by around 9 members daily. They list details of 940 outdoor places to swim in England – the fact that it’s a long list is probably not surprising since it is said that wherever you are in the UK you are not more than 70 miles from the sea, not to mention the many and varied lakes and rivers! Continue reading “Open Water Swimming – It’s good for you!”

8 Creative Wedding Favour Ideas

Wedding favours give the bride and groom the opportunity to thank their friends and family for sharing in their big day. This gesture is steeped in centuries-old tradition originating in Europe in the 1300s. French aristocracy would give their wedding guests ‘bonbonniers’ – sugared treats in a small trinket box made of crystal or precious stones. At that time sugar was a luxurious delicacy, difficult to source and therefore very expensive. As time went on bonbonniers were succeeded by five sugar coated almonds representing fertility, wealth, longevity, health and happiness. As sugar became more accessible wedding favours spread to all levels of society. Nowadays there is no limit to the scope of creativity that brides and grooms bring to the table to say ‘thank you’ to their guests. Here are a few of the Low Wood Bay wedding team’s favourites. Continue reading “8 Creative Wedding Favour Ideas”

Passionate about … Show Jumping!

English Lakes employs passionate people! Passionate about going the extra mile for our guests. This usually comes from a good work-life balance which allows time for other interests and hobbies. This time we meet…

Amy Wybergh, Wedding Co-ordinator at Low Wood Bay

Amy Wyberg, Wedding co-ordinator at Low Wood Bay
Amy Wyberg, Wedding Co-ordinator at Low Wood Bay

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