“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”
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”
English Lakes Hotels 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”
Our hotels in the Lake District and surrounding areas have 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”
There is so much to see and do in the Lake District, so whether you are here on a short hotel break in the Lakes or just visiting the area for the day, here are five of our favourite easy walks with children. Continue reading “5 Easy Walks with Children in The Lake District”
Waterhead enjoys a close link with local artists in our community. For the next few months we are hosting a work by Mike Labrum entitled, ‘Evening, The Gondola Sails for Home’. Continue reading “Inspiring Art – The Gondola Sails for Home”
In theory, walking with children in The Lake District should be a delight and a family bonding activity. However, the reality can sometimes fall a little short.
If memory serves me correctly (and it is a few years ago now), getting my young children out on a family walk in the Lake District could be as painful as sticking pins in my eyes! Apart from the initial wails of protest followed by the multitudinous reasons why they couldn’t possibly join their parents on a pleasant Sunday afternoon stroll, there was the inevitable and literal dragging of heels and the prolonged sulks which seemed to evaporate only as we reached our tea shop destination.
Despite the initial moans and groans, once the kids are out in the fresh air they soon discover there is so much to explore. So if you are planning a family day out here are our top 10 suggestions that might be worth experimenting with … Continue reading “10 Top Tips for Exciting Lake District Walks with Children”