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”

Star Wars: The Force Awakens filmed in the Lake District

We first got a glimpse of the Lake District in Star Wars: The Force Awakens official trailer back in Spring, but it wasn’t until the films release on 17th December 2015, that we saw the full beauty of Lake District portrayed as an alien landscape. Continue reading “Star Wars: The Force Awakens filmed in the Lake District”

8 Christmas Gifts Ideas that Don’t Cost the Earth

Looking for something different to give this Christmas? We know how difficult it can be to give a really special gift, especially ones that Don’t Cost the Earth. Here’s some inspiration…
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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”

Sunshine Wedding with Surprise Lake Cruise at Low Wood Bay

Andy and Beth recently held their wedding reception at Low Wood Bay, following a ceremony at a local church. We are thrilled that they shared with us details of their wedding along with photos of their wedding celebrations.

In the days leading up to Andy and Beth Wright’s wedding, the weather forecasts were dismal – ‘Gale force winds and snow to make way for cloudy Bank Holiday weekend’  was the prophecy  of doom from one leading newspaper.

Easter Monday dawned, the mist parted and it turned out to be one of the most glorious days of the year to date. In her own words, Beth tells us why Low Wood Bay has a special place in her heart and shares a few memories from their beautiful wedding day. Continue reading “Sunshine Wedding with Surprise Lake Cruise at Low Wood Bay”

The Lake District Tradition of Sheep Dog Trials

English Lakes is pleased to sponsor the 117th Sheepdog Trials at Hill Farm, Ings on 6th August, an event that celebrates an important part of our local farming heritage.  Continue reading “The Lake District Tradition of Sheep Dog Trials”

5 Beautiful Pushchair and Wheelchair Accessible Walks in the Lake District

The Lake District has hundreds of miles of public footpaths, tracks and trails and hopefully a growing desire to make access easier for those using wheelchairs, mobility scooters or parents with buggies. We all have a right to enjoy the countryside. Here are five short walks which are accessible to all.  Continue reading “5 Beautiful Pushchair and Wheelchair Accessible Walks in the Lake District”