English Lakes Blog

Family Pay Nostalgic Visit to Low Wood Bay

13 Dec 2017
Our Concierge, Lynda, was in conversation with a couple visiting from Australia. The story that Mario and Natalie Apap shared was fascinating, unexpected and a vital link in the history of Low Wood Bay. Mario and Natalie Apap on their visit to Low Wood Bay In his book, A Sunlit, Intimate Gift… Three Hundred Years of Lakeland […]
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Blue Smoke on the Bay is Cooking on Wood

29 Nov 2017
You know you are proud of a dining experience when you are making a list in your head of all the people you can’t wait to invite for dinner. That’s how we feel about Blue Smoke on the Bay. Simply great food, elegant surroundings with a warm and friendly atmosphere. There’s so much to celebrate here. […]
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Low Wood Bay Artist in Residence Creates Sculpture Trail

15 Aug 2017
We caught up with Low Wood Bay Artist in Residence, Shawn Williamson, who is creating a sculpture trail at Low Wood Bay. He is currently working on one of his most challenging pieces, a sculpture of our former Chairman and Managing Director, Michael Berry, and his faithful friend Sam the dog. Whilst chiselling out the rock taken […]
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Ambleside Sports

03 Aug 2017
The Lake District is now a World Heritage site inscribed under the cultural landscape category. The spectacular landscape is well known to have inspired poets and artists of the romantic movement. Even, earlier than that, however, the Lake District had a proud sporting heritage which is celebrated every year at the various country shows. English Lakes has […]
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The Lake District’s Vital and Compassionate WWII Contribution

03 Aug 2017
There is much of interest for visitors to The Lake District from outdoor pursuits, gastronomic delights, music and the arts and traditional Lakeland Sports. If you enjoy history, there are two exhibitions that explain how the local area was transformed to bolster the war effort and subsequently, to welcome survivors of the holocaust for much needed rest […]
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National Parks – Access worth Fighting For

27 Jul 2017
In Daniel Defoe’s 1722 ‘A Tour Through the Whole Island of Great Britain’, he described the hills of The Lake District as “high and formidable” and went on to say that the area was “all barren and wild, of no use or advantage either to man or beast”. We’ve come a long way since then […]
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Summer Days Out with the Family in Lancashire

18 Jul 2017
Here’s a few more suggestions for days out for all the family in Lancashire …
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Five Fun Days Out from Lancaster House

11 Jul 2017
We like to keep our visitors to Lancaster House informed of what’s going on in the area. We’ve selected just a few activities in and around Lancaster to suit different interests, price ranges and age levels. Take your pick …
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English Lakes Green Team Help ‘Fix the Fells’

29 Jun 2017
Visitors to English Lakes have donated an incredible £187,500 to date through our Visitor Giving scheme. If you ever wondered about how that money is used and if it’s making a difference, our Green Team went to find out. They spent a day with Rob Clarke, National Trust Basecamp Community Ranger and a wonderful team […]
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English Lakes Service Awards – An Opportunity to say Thank You!

20 Jun 2017
English Lakes Service Awards – An Opportunity to say Thank You! On 14th June 1997, our previous Managing Director, Michael Berry, was awarded the O.B.E. for services to training and tourism in Cumbria. Twentyyears later, English Lakes strives to continue that legacy of training within the industry. Michael Berry, previous English Lakes Managing Director An important part of recognising the […]
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