Date For Your Diary: Holker Garden Festival

Many of English Lakes hotel guests take advantage of the summer Festivals in Cumbria each year. We take a look back at some of the highlights of last year’s Garden Festival in the run up to another spectacular event in 2016. Continue reading “Date For Your Diary: Holker Garden Festival”

5 Must See Heritage Railways in The Lake District

For our hotel guests and day visitors who enjoy the delights of a leisurely day out in the Lake District, have you considered taking a trip down memory lane on one of Cumbria’s many heritage railways? They are a great way to see the Lake District whilst learning about the area’s culture and history. Continue reading “5 Must See Heritage Railways in The Lake District”

Cumbrian Christmas Cheeseboard at Waterhead

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the kitchen at Waterhead as Head Chef Nick makes the final preparations for festive banqueting. With rich pickings of produce from a range of local suppliers, Nick invited Barry Carr from The Cheese Larder in Kendal to help select a fabulous Cumbrian Christmas Cheeseboard. We think you will love their final choice … Continue reading “Cumbrian Christmas Cheeseboard at Waterhead”

10 Highest Lake District Mountains and 10 Top Mountain Facts

“Because it’s there” has been called the most famous 3 words in mountaineering. That was, of course, the response of the English mountaineer George Mallory, when he was asked why he wanted to climb Everest. Continue reading “10 Highest Lake District Mountains and 10 Top Mountain Facts”

Business as Usual at English Lakes

Over the weekend Storm Desmond hit Northern Ireland, north Wales, southern Scotland and especially north-west England. Record-breaking amounts of rain fell in Cumbria resulting in localised flooding and power outages that affected the operation of all five English Lake properties and the surrounding area. Continue reading “Business as Usual at English Lakes”

5 Top Tips for Preparing a Stress Free Christmas Dinner

Stefan Milanec, head chef at Low Wood Bay
Stefan Milanec, head chef at Low Wood Bay

The team at Low Wood Bay will welcome over 150 guests and entertain them with tasty Christmas dishes. Head Chef Stefan Milanec and his staff have all bases covered for festive food provision, and he has some top tips to share when it comes to catering more easily for larger groups. Continue reading “5 Top Tips for Preparing a Stress Free Christmas Dinner”

A summer walk on a Lakeland Legend: Helvellyn

When Tim Bell, General Manager at Lancaster House isn’t exploring local Lancashire walks and attractions on his doorstep, he also enjoys hoping across the boarder to Cumbria. Making the most of the fine weather, Tim heads up one of our most famous mountains…

With the heralding of summer, and the (theoretical) elimination of the risks of ice and snow in the Lakeland fells, for me this change of environmental conditions opens up the ability to tackle walks that one wouldn’t even contemplate undertaking in wintry conditions.
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