Swallows and Amazons – Ten Interesting Facts about the Book and the Author

The reviews on early showings of the eagerly anticipated Swallows & Amazons re-make are starting to trickle out. It has got to be said that not all are convinced that the vision of ‘capturing the imagination of the Harry Potter generation’ will be realised with this spiced up, ‘white-knuckle-ride adventure’ version of the treasured Arthur Ransome novel. Continue reading “Swallows and Amazons – Ten Interesting Facts about the Book and the Author”

National Parks Week – The Adventurous Lake District

As we are situated right in the heart of the Lake District National Park, ‘celebrating everything that is unique and wonderful about Britain’s breathing spaces’ is something that is second nature to us at English Lakes Hotels Resorts & Venues. The theme of this year’s National Parks Week, from 25th to 31st July, is adventure. Here are just five of our favourite things to do in the Lake District to get your heart pumping in stunning surroundings. Continue reading “National Parks Week – The Adventurous Lake District”

English Lakes Conferences – Business Need Never Be Boring

An increasing number of English Lakes Conference guests are discovering that once the business in the conference room is done for the day, there’s still time to explore their beautiful surroundings and even participate in activities or light-hearted events. Here’s a few examples of how groups have made the most of our stunning Lake District and Lancashire scenery. 

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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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Lake District Adventure on the Via Ferrata Xtreme

Whether your ideal day out in the Lake District is a gentle stroll by a meandering stream, a more strenuous hike up a mountain or a heritage rail journey, it would appear that there is something for everyone.  Here’s one for the more adventurous. Continue reading “Lake District Adventure on the Via Ferrata Xtreme”

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”