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English Lakes and Nurture Lakeland caring for Cumbria

10 Jul 2014
The environment is an essential part of life in the Lake District and like most popular areas; it needs constant care to maintain the beautiful surroundings. Freddie Tedstone, a student from the Wirral, has been challenged with the question ‘Who should care for the environment?’ The Lake District is renowned for its breath-taking scenery, including […]
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Cassie Patten Sends Best Wishes all 2014 Great North Swim Competitors

04 Jun 2014
Cassie Patten became a household name in open water swimming when she won bronze at the 2008 Bejing Olympics. Just a short time after this victory she went on to take first place at the inaugural Great North Swim in September 2008 hosted at Low Wood Bay, beating her friend and rival Kerri Anne Payne. […]
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10 Open Water Swimming Tips ahead of the Great North Swim

28 May 2014
Low Wood Bay, on the shores of Lake Windermere is the home of open water swimming. The Lake District Hotel has hosted The Great North Swim, the UK’s biggest open water swimming event, since 2008 and the The Big Chill Swim, possibly the UK’s coldest winter open water swim event, since 2012 – the water […]
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A Family Day Out to Ingleton Waterfalls

02 May 2014
Naturally, as a Cumbrian-based company, we’re a little biased sometimes celebrating the seasonally changing beauty and countryside of the Lake District. Lancaster House, our hotel in the Lake District also lies just 20 miles from another great National Park, the Yorkshire Dales, and I’ve been out with my family exploring one of the jewels in the […]
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Low Wood Bay Home of Sticky Toffee Pudding?

24 Apr 2014
There remains controversy about the origins of Sticky Toffee Pudding. Many people from the Lake District to Canada have claimed the original inspiration. Wherever it came from – we love it! Check out the Sticky Toffee Pudding recipe below.
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Winter Open Water Swimming – remind me why this was a good idea?

21 Mar 2014
Low Wood Bay has hosted many open water swim events from its enviable lakeside location in the Lake District. Events include the Great North Swim – an open water summer swim in the great outdoors, or for those brave enough to tackle the cold, The Chill Swim which recently attracted 570 brave souls in 2014. We have also cheered on Davina […]
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An enchanting, walk over a Lancashire Landmark

07 Mar 2014
Tim Bell, General Manager of Lancaster House discovers a family-friendly day-out with a difference close to the hotel. By its very reputation, The Lake District will always lend itself naturally to the great pastime of walking. But just down the road in North Lancashire, the walking culture is just as vibrant. The Trough of Bowland […]
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My favourite winter walk: Braithwaite to Grisedale Pike

28 Feb 2014
Lancaster-based Tim Bell, shares one of his favourite Winter Walks. Personally, I’ve always preferred the winter for heading up into the Cumbrian fells. Before heading out the door with the courteous “see you later, I’m off for a walk”. As the front door closes behind me, the inevitable “OK, But Be Careful” advice is offered […]
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3 Essentials to remember when winter walking in the Lake District

31 Jan 2014
Keen fell-walker Tim Bell, explains why there’s plenty to consider before heading up the Lake District Mountains this winter. Personally, I’ve always preferred the colder months for heading up into the Cumbrian fells. My friends and family still look at me in a baffled way when, on a cold, bleak winters morning, I’m up before […]
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Zip It, Shrimpy! A tribute to “The Pike” on Joan Collins Birthday

23 May 2013
Today, Thursday 22nd May 2013,  marks the 80th birthday of Golden Globe winner and Emmy-nominee, Joan Collins O.B.E (Happy Birthday Joan!) and as we were reminiscing over Joan’s extensive filmography over the years, we were reminded about the time Joan Collins stayed at Low Wood Bay on the shores of Windermere. The star, most recently […]
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