Low Wood Watersports – Kara’s Help for Heroes Adventure

In the third blog of our series on Help for Heroes and North East Military Vehicle Club trip to The Lake District and their visit to Low Wood Bay Watersports Centre, Kara shares her experience of being part of last year’s Lake District adventure.  Continue reading “Low Wood Watersports – Kara’s Help for Heroes Adventure”

Five Heritage Days Out in the Lake District

At English Lakes, we enjoy recommending local activities and events to visitors from around the world. For those wanting to explore the heritage of the Lake District, we’ve put together a list of five of our favourite heritage days out.

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Help for Heroes & WWII Military Vehicles – Steve’s Lake District Adventure

Following a season of BBC programmes on the issues surrounding mental health, and particularly how sport or exercise can benefit our psychological well-being, we feel privileged that two of the ex-servicemen, Steve and Ryan, participating in a Help for Heroes expedition to the Lake District have shared their story with us.  Continue reading “Help for Heroes & WWII Military Vehicles – Steve’s Lake District Adventure”

World Tourism Day – Our Recommended Lake District Itinerary

To celebrate World Tourism Day on 27th September we’ve put together a two-day itinerary for visitors to our Lake District hotels.

There are so many exciting things to do in the Lake District it can be difficult to know where to start, so our itinerary should help those who may not be familiar with the area and who may be travelling without a car. Waterhead is the perfect base for exploring – right next to the jetty for cruising the lake and with a bus stop perfectly positioned for day trips throughout the beautiful Lake District countryside.  Continue reading “World Tourism Day – Our Recommended Lake District Itinerary”

Top Five Car-Free Days Out from Ambleside

We are delighted to introduce you to Dr and Mrs Eagle, regular guests to Waterhead. They share with us their top 5 car-free days out from the hotels in Ambleside, which adds to a relaxing stay in the Lake District. 

Waterhead Hotel
Waterhead Hotel

Having tried lots of places over the years Waterhead remains our favourite. It’s a luxurious break without the guess work of whether the bed will be comfy or the quality of food and wine or if the staff are friendly.  I’m quite fussy and like a quiet room, thick curtains and a powerful shower. Add to this a stunning view, fluffy towels and bathrobes, a library of DVDs, gingerbread and freshly roasted coffee! All of this adds up to a really relaxing break and that is why we keep coming back.

We love just parking the car when we arrive and then ignoring it for the duration of our stay. Here are out top five picks for car-free outings from Waterhead:

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Low Wood Bay to Host Brathay’s 70th Anniversary Ball

English Lakes have been privileged to support the work of Brathay Trust over the years and are delighted to be hosting their 70th Anniversary Ball in November 2016 at Low Wood Bay.

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Brathay Hall

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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”