English Lakes Blog

Energy Four Ewe – The fun of April 1st

02 Apr 2013
As a family company we really enjoy being in business. It also gives us a long term view to invest in the future and build a sustainable business. Unfortunately Shirley the Sheep is not an investment we are making; it was a light hearted April Fools joke and I hope we got ewe! Although we […]
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Energy Four Ewe – The future of Wind Farms in sensitive locations

01 Apr 2013
[wpvideo J1HCU67N]  [ About This Video ] Hundreds of wind harnessing “sheep” set to secure the green energy solution for Lake District National Park This innovative solution to energy production has been invented by an Uncle and Nephew team, Tim and Ben Berry, both of Windermere. 
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Sam Say … Easter Holiday Treats

29 Mar 2013
Sam the dog is our children’s club mascot, and he has taken a few minutes out of his busy schedule to write to all our Easter holiday little guests… Are you ready for some eggcitement , well let’s get cracking shell we ? Ok, that’s it no more yolks.!!! Where to start?! One of my […]
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A Delicious Homemade Spring Dessert: Hazelnut Panna Cotta

28 Mar 2013
Easter is upon us, and this month we have already shared a chocolaty Easter recipe – perfect for the kids. So now here is a chocolate inspired recipe for the adults from Michael Wilson, head chef at The Midland. Hazelnut Panna Cotta
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Weddings at Low Wood Bay

19 Mar 2013
[wpvideo ImXrN6AS]  [ About This Video ] Our friends at Safe Harbour Productions, frequent Low Wood Bay regularly to be the eyes and ears for couples special days at the resort hotel on the shores of Lake Windermere. They have kindly put together this video for use to show off the hotel and its location. […]
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Some Yummy Gooey Easter Chocolate Treats

18 Mar 2013
On Friday we came across a yummy looking recipe for Cadbury’s Creme Egg Brownies, they look really tasty and are a great twist on the usual shop bought chocolate Easter egg. Surely they will be a hit with the kids this Easter. So in the English Lakes Marketing office the challenge was set to bake […]
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A New Lancaster House Menu What Children REALLY Want

15 Mar 2013
The planning of a new children’s menu can be fairly long, drawn-out affair. Quality local suppliers must be sought, analysis of what children are favouring from our current menu, ensuring that we are keeping up with the ever-changing high street trends, and even, as we have done in the past, consulting to underline our commitment to healthy eating. But for the next […]
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Buying Local: Best for our Community and Environment

08 Mar 2013
When thinking about ‘going green’, many people automatically think all this involves is turning off lights and taps and walking rather than driving.  However working closely with Green Tourism over the last few years has revealed so many different ways of being green, and making small changes that can make a huge difference. The area […]
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Photos of the Lake District from the International Space Station

05 Mar 2013
Canadian astronaut, Chris Hadfield currently on board the International Space Station has tweeted photographs of the Lake District and Morecambe Bay from space! Commander Chris Hadfield, who is a flight engineer currently on Expedition 34 on board ISS, has gained popularity on Twitter by sharing stunning photography of space. Many of which are his views […]
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214 Wainwrights in One Year!

04 Mar 2013
It seems like an eternity ago, I was stood in my kitchen, glass of Balvennie Doublewood in hand, staring at PM Burgess’s Tubular Fells, contemplating whether I could walk all 214 ‘Wainwrights’ in the calendar year of 2012. I wasn’t a complete novice to the Lakeland Fells, so I was under no illusion as to […]
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