‘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 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.
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.
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.
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”→
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.