A Walk on the Wild Side (Part 1)

Welcome to the Woods

I had cause to take a walk through the woods at The Wild Boar recently, led very proficiently by Charlie Lemm, the son of Andy and Michelle who manage The Wild Boar Inn. Having forgotten my wellies, I was relieved that the Inn had a choice of sizes to borrow – and we needed them! Continue reading “A Walk on the Wild Side (Part 1)”

Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder!

My very first attempt at watercolours under the guidance of Dawn.

It was with a sense of excitement and, I confess, trepidation that I arrived at Waterhead for a weekend of Lake District Watercolour Painting, one in a series of events hosted by English Lakes. Signing up for something like this can feel a little like putting your creative neck on the line!

Testing the water over our champagne and canapé reception on the Friday evening, I tentatively threw out a line about having not ever really done anything like this before. I was pleasantly surprised, and not a little relieved, to discover that we were all novices, and all nervous about our impending foray into the world of paint, colour, tone, perspectives and vanishing points.  Having established our common fragility, we relaxed and enjoy a sumptuous three-course dinner whilst Dawn Pretty, our artist in residence, outlined what the weekend might hold, promising us that we would all have a work of art to hang on our wall by the end of the weekend. Continue reading “Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder!”

I love where I live and work

Written by Maria Walker, Reservations Manager at English Lakes Support Office who tells us what it is like travelling to the office each day in the heart of the Lake District. Continue reading “I love where I live and work”

Groundforce Lancaster

As part of Lancaster House’s commitment to local charities, members of the hotel team recently swopped their chef’s whites and uniforms for Gardening gloves and Wellington Boots for Heysham-based charity Primrose House.

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English Lakes achieves Green Tourism Business Awards

We are pleased to announce we have scooped multiple accolades for our commitment to sustainability. Each of our four-star properties has achieved awards for excellence in the Green Tourism Business Awards. Continue reading “English Lakes achieves Green Tourism Business Awards”

Wildzone launches with a ‘Wear Red for Wildlife Week’

Wildzone, a dynamic group of Cumbrian private sector businesses including English Lakes and public sector wildlife charities, trusts and organisations, formed to put responsible Cumbrian wildlife and nature experiences firmly on the British tourism map, has launched with a 22-day-long promotion ‘Wear Red For Wildlife’ promotion. Continue reading “Wildzone launches with a ‘Wear Red for Wildlife Week’”

Lancaster hotel strikes gold with green award

Lancaster House has achieved a ‘gold award’ following an inspection by the national tourism environmental assessors. Continue reading “Lancaster hotel strikes gold with green award”