We are The Lakes – Celebrating UNESCO World Heritage Status

English Lakes Hotels Resorts & Venues are delighted that UNESCO have agreed with the Lake District bid and have elevated our much-loved land and rich culture to World Heritage status.

When we consider the English Lake District, our immediate thoughts are the people that have created and maintained the heritage of this compelling and beautiful part of the world. English Lakes Hotels Resorts and Venues celebrates that inheritance every day as we extend a welcome to visitors from near and far to share in the rich culture and landscapes that we will never take for granted.
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International Children’s Book Day – Rocky Rambler’s Wild Walks

International Children’s Book Day is celebrated each year on or around 2nd April, Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday. In this, the fiftieth year, it continues to be a clarion call to children the world over to put down other distractions, pick up a book and enter the world of imagination and learning.

We’ve chosen a bit of an oldie, but one that continues the theme of getting the children out in the beautiful Lake District countryside.

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Swallows and Amazons – Ten Interesting Facts about the Book and the Author

The reviews on early showings of the eagerly anticipated Swallows & Amazons re-make are starting to trickle out. It has got to be said that not all are convinced that the vision of ‘capturing the imagination of the Harry Potter generation’ will be realised with this spiced up, ‘white-knuckle-ride adventure’ version of the treasured Arthur Ransome novel. Continue reading “Swallows and Amazons – Ten Interesting Facts about the Book and the Author”

Low Wood Bay Adopts Two Ewes – Part of the Go Herdwick Trail

English Lakes is extremely proud to be a key supporter of Calvert Trust, and to be involved in a fundraising project to mark their 40th anniversary. With Outdoor Centres in Kielder, Exmoor and The Lake District, Calvert Trust exists to enable people with disabilities to benefit from outdoor activities in the countryside. Continue reading “Low Wood Bay Adopts Two Ewes – Part of the Go Herdwick Trail”

Shakespeare Visits The Midland in Morecambe

Calling all Thespians and those with Shakespearean stamina! There’s a new festival taking centre stage in the town of Morecambe – The Bard by the Beach: Morecambe Shakespeare Festival Continue reading “Shakespeare Visits The Midland in Morecambe”

Holiday Book Review – See More

There’s plenty of literature around these days that can make motorists feel that they are gas guzzling galumphs bent on desecrating the landscape. Especially in places of outstanding beauty like the Lake District. It’s refreshing, therefore, to find a publication that is dedicated simply to the wonder of what can be discovered when using bus, bicycle, boat and boots – without lashings of guilt trip on the side. Continue reading “Holiday Book Review – See More”

Waterhead Inspiring Art – Stroppy Herdwicks

Continuing Waterhead’s link with Ambleside and District Art Society, for the next months we are featuring a painting by local artist, Liz Savage, inspired by a meeting with a few Herdwick ewes.  Continue reading “Waterhead Inspiring Art – Stroppy Herdwicks”