English Lakes Blog

Celebrating 60 Years of Man Being On Top Of The World

29 May 2013
Being located in the Lake District, it is fair to say there are quite a few fell walkers and mountaineers amongst us here at English Lakes. Today is a special day for many hiking enthusiasts as it marks the 60th anniversary of man successfully reaching the highest point on the planet! The first successful ascent […]
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Holiday Book Review: Haweswater by Sarah Hall

28 May 2013
Sarah Halls’ first novel, Haweswater, is not for the faint hearted. It is a vivid picture of life, love, and death, of the small village of Mardale, in the Lake District. It is set in the 1930s, and it revolves around the intense and passionate life of Jannette Lightburn, her family, and community. The town, […]
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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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TEDx at Lancaster University

20 May 2013
Lancaster University will be hosting a TEDx event on 18th June within a few minutes walk of Lancaster House on the University campus. TED is a world renowned nonprofit organisation devoted to ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’ and previous speakers have included Richard Dawkins, Bill Gates and several Nobel Laureates.
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Toasting The Lancaster Bomber at Lancaster House

14 May 2013
Say the name “Lancaster” to most people in the street and chances are it will conjure up two distinct images. The historic Northern city with it’s Castle, rich heritage and internationally renowned University. And of course, the name of Britain’s most illustrious and celebrated Bomber Plane, made famous by it’s “Bouncing Bomb” missions during World […]
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Recipe: Diet Friendly Smoked Haddock and Prawn Risotto

08 May 2013
As part of our series of monthly recipes from the chefs in our Lake District Restaurants, The Head Chef at Low Wood Bay, Stefan Milanec has shared with us this super healthy recipe for a quick and easy seafood risotto dish. Haddock is a great source of protein, vitamins and minerals and is low in […]
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Lake District named Dream Spot in Kayaking Poll

25 Apr 2013
A recent poll ran as part of a competition by Sitons has found the Lake District to be one of the UK’s top five dream kayaking locations. The poll was taken as part of a December competition for watersports fanatics to win a GoPro Hero II camera. Over 500 entrants were asked where would be […]
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Seen Send: the Next Generation of Art inspired by the Lake District

18 Apr 2013
We love the Lake District and we are always on the lookout for new photography from our guests and visitors to the national park to share and inspire. Artist, J.A.C has taken the search for local photography one step further and is inviting walkers and photographers to share the images they capture. By using the […]
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Visitor Giving is Win, Win, Win!

16 Apr 2013
Research has shown that visitors to the Lake District want to contribute to the beautiful environment that keeps them coming back time after time. “Tourists in the 21st century are likely to base their choices in travel and tourism on environmental protection and social responsibility” British Tourism Framework Review. We love where we live and […]
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Holiday Book Review: The Grave Tattoo

05 Apr 2013
Before setting off on holiday, I like to try to read a novel either about the place I am visiting or by a local author. I don’t mind if the details of the plot are factually correct or if the author has used artistic license, I am more interested in soaking up an atmosphere or […]
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