National Parks Week – The Adventurous Lake District

As we are situated right in the heart of the Lake District National Park, ‘celebrating everything that is unique and wonderful about Britain’s breathing spaces’ is something that is second nature to us at English Lakes Hotels Resorts & Venues. The theme of this year’s National Parks Week, from 25th to 31st July, is adventure. Here are just five of our favourite things to do in the Lake District to get your heart pumping in stunning surroundings. Continue reading “National Parks Week – The Adventurous Lake District”

English Lakes Director Swims 22 Miles for Diabetes UK

‘Fixing Dad’ is a moving story of two brothers committed to supporting their Dad, Geoff Whittington, turn his life around from Type 2 diabetes. Overhauling his diet and introducing  a robust exercise regime (which at first he stubbornly resists) eventually paid dividends. He is now a fighting fit endurance cyclist.

English Lakes Operations Director, Douglas Dale

English Lakes are proud to have our very own hero going the distance to raise awareness of diabetes. Earlier in the year, Douglas Dale, Operations Director at English Lakes took the Diabetes UK Swim22 challenge – to swim the distance of the English Channel, 22 miles, in a set period of time.

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Low Wood Club – Fast Effective Total Body Workout

The dream – a fast effective total body workout suitable for every individual, whatever your current fitness level. Low Wood Club Senior Fitness Instructor, Emma Robinson, explains how her new Suspension Training classes deliver just that. Continue reading “Low Wood Club – Fast Effective Total Body Workout”

Take on Endurance Events with Low Wood Club

Steven Brockbank, Senior Fitness Instructor at Low Wood Club, has several years’ experience of gruelling physical challenges. Army trained, Steven is an advocate for getting out there, improving your fitness, but, just as importantly, having some fun and team camaraderie along the way. Continue reading “Take on Endurance Events with Low Wood Club”

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”

Low Wood Club Physiotherapist at Tour of Britain Cycle Race

Janet Smedley, physiotherapist at Low Wood Club, will be on the finish line of the gruelling Stage 5 of the Aviva Tour of Britain cycle race to help and support the cyclists with their tired and aching limbs. Continue reading “Low Wood Club Physiotherapist at Tour of Britain Cycle Race”

Extreme Lake District Cycling: The Fred Whitton Challenge

In July 2014 Mark Fishwick suffered a serious cycling accident which required surgery and careful rehabilitation at Low Wood Club before he was back out on the open roads. Incredibly in May 2015, he competed in the Fred Whitton Challenge, 112 miles long with 3,950 metres of climb! Continue reading “Extreme Lake District Cycling: The Fred Whitton Challenge”