Great North Swim Q&A with Vicky at the Low Wood Club

Great North Swim at Low Wood Bay

Open water swimming events are happening thick and fast, all over Cumbria. Not to mention the Great North Swim right on our doorstep at Low Wood Bay. Vicky Stainton, Gym Instructor at Low Wood Club will be taking part in the swim this weekend. We asked here how she has been preparing for the open water swim…

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Open Water Swimming Tips for the Great North Swim

The following blog is written by Sandra Gibson, Leisure Clubs Manager at English Lakes.

The week is drawing near and we are nearly there for the Great North Swim. Marquees are appearing – walk-ways are been laid and the sun is out, but I am not sure for how long. Anyway, you’re going to get wet!

The Great North Swim is the biggest swimming event ever to be staged in Britain with 10,000 participants. Hosted at Low Wood Bay Resort Hotel & Marina

I have lived in the lakes all my life and part of growing up was the summer holidays swimming in the local river and yes, the odd dip in the lake.

I have just been reading a fairly interesting article put together by an experience outdoor swimmer ‘John Flanagan’ so I thought I would share a few of his tips.

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I Love Where I Live

The following blog is written by Maria Walker, Reservations Manager at English Lakes Support Office.

The picture I see each day is different depending on the weather and time of day. I ask myself on many occasions how people can take this area for granted?

Spectacular views from the English Lakes Offices. Left: View over Low Wood Bay of the Langdale Pikes over Lake Windermere. Right: Rolling fields behind the hotel and offices.

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2012 Olympic Torch Relay visits Windermere

More details about the route the Olympic Torch will take through the Lake District have been revealed yesterday.

Waterhead Hotel

Waterhead on the shores of Lake Windermere will be the ideal place to see the torch on 21st June

On the afternoon of 21st June 2012, the torch will arrive in Grasmere – then travel along the A591 to Ambleside.

The Torch will then board a steamer from the jetties outside of the Waterhead Boutique Hotel and set sail along Windermere. The torch will sail pass Low Wood Bay Resort Hotel & Marina to Bowness Pier, arriving just before 8pm, where a huge event to mark the occasion is being staged on the Glebe.

Both Waterhead and Low Wood Bay will be the perfect location to see the torch on this historic occasion as it passes through the Lake District before the London 2012 Olymic Games.

Les Commandos Percu world premiere

The Glebe in Bowness in the Lakes will be welcoming the Olympic Flame.

On The Night Shift

Les Commandos Percu combines percussion and pyrotechnics to wow audiences

Bowness on Windermere will hold an Olympic Torch evening celebration on Thursday 21 June. As part of a programme for the evening you can also experience one of the opening events of the prestigious London 2012 Festival, On the Night Shift.

This free show will see streams of colour and light blaze across the skies above Lake Windermere. Presented by Lakes Alive, On the Night Shift is a brand new commission from French pyrotechnic wizards Les Commandos Percu, who wowed audiences at Mintfest and Maryport in 2010 and have a worldwide reputation for incredible productions.

On the Night Shift is not a concert, nor is it a firework display, but it brings the most exciting and exhilarating moments of each to create a spectacular event that you’ll remember for a very long time.

Featuring specially selected UK artists, live music, dance and amazing rhythmic percussion, this will be a show not to be missed.