Swallows and Amazons – Ten Interesting Facts about the Book and the Author

The reviews on early showings of the eagerly anticipated Swallows & Amazons re-make are starting to trickle out. It has got to be said that not all are convinced that the vision of ‘capturing the imagination of the Harry Potter generation’ will be realised with this spiced up, ‘white-knuckle-ride adventure’ version of the treasured Arthur Ransome novel. Continue reading “Swallows and Amazons – Ten Interesting Facts about the Book and the Author”

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”

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”

Looking Forward to the Sailing Season on Windermere

At Low Wood Bay, the yachts have been released from winter storage (see the video) and the Low Wood Watersports Centre is coming to life with the anticipation of a long sailing season ahead. Katy Gilbert, a long-standing visitor to The Lake District and supporter of the Watersports team, tells us about her journey on the water. Continue reading “Looking Forward to the Sailing Season on Windermere”

The Cardboard Boat Race Returns to Low Wood Bay

The Low Wood No Wood Cardboard Boat Race, sponsored by Progression Solicitors is one of the areas most unique and fun events. Continue reading “The Cardboard Boat Race Returns to Low Wood Bay”

Low Wood Bay hosts Big Chill Swim 2016 on Windermere

Low Wood Bay has a long history of encouraging visitors to enjoy the waters of lake Windermere – either by boat or open water swimming. Continue reading “Low Wood Bay hosts Big Chill Swim 2016 on Windermere”

Business as Usual at English Lakes

Over the weekend Storm Desmond hit Northern Ireland, north Wales, southern Scotland and especially north-west England. Record-breaking amounts of rain fell in Cumbria resulting in localised flooding and power outages that affected the operation of all five English Lake properties and the surrounding area. Continue reading “Business as Usual at English Lakes”