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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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”

Looking Forward to the Sailing Season on Windermere

At Low Wood Bay, the yachts have been released from winter storage (see the video) and the Low Wood Watersports Centre is coming to life with the anticipation of a long sailing season ahead. Katy Gilbert, a long-standing visitor to The Lake District and supporter of the Watersports team, tells us about her journey on the water. Continue reading “Looking Forward to the Sailing Season on Windermere”

Waterhead Gin of the Month – Hoxton Gin

 Hoxton, the latest gin to feature as Waterhead‘s Gin of the Month, is perfect for a classic English cocktail. To add this to your Christmas repertoire, we’ve also added a wonderful English daiquiri recipe below. Continue reading “Waterhead Gin of the Month – Hoxton Gin”

Extreme Lake District Cycling: The Fred Whitton Challenge

In July 2014 Mark Fishwick suffered a serious cycling accident which required surgery and careful rehabilitation at Low Wood Club before he was back out on the open roads. Incredibly in May 2015, he competed in the Fred Whitton Challenge, 112 miles long with 3,950 metres of climb! Continue reading “Extreme Lake District Cycling: The Fred Whitton Challenge”

The Wild Boar Malt of the Month – Balvenie DoubleWood 12 year old

For June’s Malt of the Month I have chosen what has become a firm favourite with a few of the staff here at The Wild Boar, The Balvenie DoubleWood 12 year old. Continue reading “The Wild Boar Malt of the Month – Balvenie DoubleWood 12 year old”

Waterhead Gin of the Month – No.3 London Dry Gin

Waterhead has a large collection of Gin , on your next visit to the bar, be sure to ask about our Gin Library! Each month we feature a Gin of the Month, for May our choice is No. 3 London Dry which celebrates a long heritage of excellence in the wine and spirit trade. Continue reading “Waterhead Gin of the Month – No.3 London Dry Gin”