Celebrating English Wine Week at Lancaster House

The UK is a premium wine-producing region, with around 500 vineyards in England and Wales with vineyards covering over 4,500 acres and producing many prestigious sparkling and still wines.  With English Wine Week fast approaching, Saturday 28th May – Sunday 5th June 2016 we take a look at the history behind English Wine. Continue reading “Celebrating English Wine Week at Lancaster House”

Highlights from Low Wood No Wood Cardboard Boat Race 2016

£3,000 was raised for worthy local causes as the fourth Low Wood No Wood Cardboard Boat Race took to Windermere from Low Wood Bay on Saturday 14th May 2016. Continue reading “Highlights from Low Wood No Wood Cardboard Boat Race 2016”

Morecambe Bay Shrimps at The Midland Seafood Festival

One of The Midland’s most popular dishes, we have the great privilege of living just a stone’s throw from where Morecambe Bay Shrimps arrive on shore. From net to Chef in a matter of hours – there’s nothing that beats the freshness of that daily catch. Continue reading “Morecambe Bay Shrimps at The Midland Seafood Festival”

Low Wood Bay Hosts Lake District Adventure Break for Help for Heroes

Low Wood Watersports Centre was the scene of military action this week, with WWII vehicles and servicemen and women from Catterick Garrison. This was the big-hearted vision of David Forster, member of the North East Military Vehicle Club. Continue reading “Low Wood Bay Hosts Lake District Adventure Break for Help for Heroes”

Date For Your Diary: Holker Garden Festival

Many of English Lakes hotel guests take advantage of the summer Festivals in Cumbria each year. We take a look back at some of the highlights of last year’s Garden Festival in the run up to another spectacular event in 2016. Continue reading “Date For Your Diary: Holker Garden Festival”

5 Lake District Fell Walks from Waterhead

May is National Walking Month, so time to get the walking boots out and take to the hills to blow away any cobwebs clinging from a winter of hibernation. Waterhead is the perfect location for reaching some great routes and spectacular scenery. We’ve chosen five our of favourites to help you plan your ascent. (All of these can be found on OS Map: O/S 1.25,000 OL7 The English Lakes South East) Continue reading “5 Lake District Fell Walks from Waterhead”

Malt of the Month – Singleton of Dufftown 12 Year Old

Our Master of Malt, George, introduces us to a single malt from Speyside in Scotland. Singleton is a well-established distillery committed to introducing its flavours to a new generation of whisky enthusiasts. Continue reading “Malt of the Month – Singleton of Dufftown 12 Year Old”