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”

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”

5 Must See Heritage Railways in The Lake District

For our hotel guests and day visitors who enjoy the delights of a leisurely day out in the Lake District, have you considered taking a trip down memory lane on one of Cumbria’s many heritage railways? They are a great way to see the Lake District whilst learning about the area’s culture and history. Continue reading “5 Must See Heritage Railways in The Lake District”

Low Wood Bay Adopts Two Ewes – Part of the Go Herdwick Trail

English Lakes is extremely proud to be a key supporter of Calvert Trust, and to be involved in a fundraising project to mark their 40th anniversary. With Outdoor Centres in Kielder, Exmoor and The Lake District, Calvert Trust exists to enable people with disabilities to benefit from outdoor activities in the countryside. Continue reading “Low Wood Bay Adopts Two Ewes – Part of the Go Herdwick Trail”