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.
The game of squash originated in the UK around 1830 and came about after a few boys, who were waiting for their turn to play Rackets, knocked a ball around in a confined area adjoining the racquets court.
In 1923 H.A.L. Rudd, writing in “Baily’s Magazine”, forecast that Rackets would lose many players to Squash with the arrival of the first English Amateur Championships. He was concerned at this prospect as he considered Rackets to be a “manlier” game; Squash afforded a good “sweat” but did not demand the same skill as Rackets, in his opinion. Rudd’s forecast proved to be only too correct as Squash grew rapidly and soon left its parent sport far behind in popularity. Continue reading
It seems like an eternity ago, I was stood in my kitchen, glass of Balvennie Doublewood in hand, staring at PM Burgess’s Tubular Fells, contemplating whether I could walk all 214 ‘Wainwrights’ in the calendar year of 2012. I wasn’t a complete novice to the Lakeland Fells, so I was under no illusion as to the task ahead of me, but I’m sure the alcohol clouded my judgement!
It would be some weeks before a beautiful frosty January day in Great Langdale set me on my way. All 5 peaks were hit on that occasion, just 209 to go! Continue reading
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It’s Christmas Eve and Sandra, Low Wood Club Manager has opened one of her Christmas presents early! So if you see a flying fish hovering above the Low Wood Club swimming pool, it will be Sandra getting to grips with her latest gadget.
Merry Christmas and best wishes for a healthy New Year from everyone at the Low Wood Club.
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- Written by: +Kris Littlewood
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…
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!
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.