The Lake District’s Vital and Compassionate WWII Contribution

There is much of interest for visitors to The Lake District from outdoor pursuits, gastronomic delights, music and the arts and traditional Lakeland Sports. If you enjoy history, there are two exhibitions that explain how the local area was transformed to bolster the war effort and subsequently, to welcome survivors of the holocaust for much needed rest and recuperation.

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Ambleside Sports – Look Out for the Waterhead Gin Bike

Keep your eyes peeled! Waterhead’s Gin Bike is out and about in South Lakes and offers a chance to win a stay at Waterhead, including a special gin tasting experience. The Gin Bike locations to date have been a carefully guarded secret, but we’ve had some leaked  information that it will definitely be appearing at Ambleside Sports on 28th July.
Waterhead Gin Bike is out and about in South Lakes
Waterhead Gin Bike is out and about in South Lakes
All you have to do for a chance to win is grab a photo selfie with the Gin Bike and post on Twitter and Facebook remembering to include #WaterheadGinCycle.

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A Walk Around the Historic City of Lancaster

For those enjoying a weekend break at Lancaster House Hotel, you don’t have to go far to explore the rich history that forms the character of this royal city.

The Romans built a fort in the first Century AD situated above the River Lon, or Lune. The word for fort ‘castra’ became ‘ceaster’ in Anglo Saxon, so the fort became ‘Lonceaster’, and eventually Lancaster. Here are five historic landmarks to get you started. Continue reading “A Walk Around the Historic City of Lancaster”

10 Open Water Swimming Tips from Cassie Patten

If anybody can give advice about how to improve your open water swimming performance it is Cassie Patten! Olympic medallist and winner of the inaugural Great North Swim in 2008, Cassie has encouraged thousands of us to dive in and have a go.

We asked her recently to give us her top ten tips for getting ready for competition with a view to going the distance with confidence. These should come in handy for the Great North Swim at Low Wood Bay in Windermere!

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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”

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”