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.

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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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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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Building on Strong Family Heritage – Waterhead celebrates Large Hotel of the Year

Delighted! Two awards in two weeks. First, English Lakes scoops a prestigious national Family Business of the Year Award, then Waterhead is crowned Large Hotel of the Year by Cumbria Tourism.

CUMBRIA TOURISM AWARDS 2016 --- Large Hotel of the Year winner - Waterhead Hotel, Ambleside. (l-r) Justin Moorhouse, Matt Stanaway, Anthony Sutcliffe, and award sponsor Richard Andrew of Armstrong Watson. // Annual award ceremony from Cumbria Tourism celebrating the best in the county's tourist attractions. Held at Cartmel Racecourse and hosted by comedian Justin Moorhouse. Wednesday 22nd June 2016. HARRY ATKINSON
(l-r) Justin Moorhouse, Matt Stanaway, Anthony Sutcliffe, and award sponsor Richard Andrew of Armstrong Watson. Photo Credit: Harry Atkinson

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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 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”

Sam the Dog in Space – 10 Things You Might Not Know About our Mascot

Our toy dog, Sam found world wide fame when we sent him up to space from The Midland as part of a science project for children from Morecambe Bay Primary School. Before his space mission Sam has been capturing the imagination of Children as English Lakes mascot and founder of our Sam’s Club for many years. Here are 10 facts you may not know about Sam the dog.

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English Lakes Mascot ‘Sam’ travels to Space

Sam the dog, our mascot has been to some lovely venues around the Lake District, but this adventure is taking  ‘day out’ to a whole new dimension! Here is the full story about this ambitious project to send Sam in to Space. Continue reading “English Lakes Mascot ‘Sam’ travels to Space”