Since we have our own walking book (Hike & Bike with Lake District Hotels – available to buy in each of our hotels or online here) we thought we’d put it to some use and go exploring last weekend. With myself, husband, 10 month old baby, off-road buggy and two dogs packed into the car we set off for Little Salkeld, roughly 7 miles north east of Penrith on the search of a stone circle and some caves.
Hike & Bike with Lake District Hotels; Long Meg, her sisters and Captain Lacy – a walk through the valley of Eden
Halloween is set to be a big annual event in Keswick this year with 3 of the town’s most popular venues hosting a Halloween party. Over the years Halloween has grown in popularity in the UK, due to the increasing quantity of ghoulish fancy dress outfits and grisly goods on offer, as well as US scary films and sitcoms, making the festival the third biggest money-spinning event in the UK calendar after Christmas and Easter.
Did you spot Derwentwater in the new trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens? You would think we would have noticed TIE Fighters and X-Wings flying through the valley…
October’s recipe of the month comes from Dan Grimshaw, Head Chef at the Kings Arms Hotel. Dan has a passion for good recipes, and good quality home cooking that everyone can enjoy… the below recipe is really easy to prepare and works well in a slow cooker, making it the perfect dish for days when you don’t have time to spend hours in the kitchen.
Winter wedding fayres with Lake District Hotels are the perfect way to get inspired, as you start to plan your special day…
With the festive season drawing ever closer, why not take advantage of our 2 night Christmas shopping break in the beautiful Lake District and enjoy a new relaxed way of finding Christmas presents for your loved ones, with high quality gifts at discounted prices… Make your Christmas shopping experience an unforgettable holiday, not a stressful chore.
Throughout 2015 Lake District Hotels ran a competition to find the best photographs from the Northern Lake District, to produce our 2016 calendar. We received so many fantastic images it was hard to select the best 50, and even harder to narrow it down to just 12. To help make the final decision we asked award-winning landscape photographer Mark Littlejohn to judge the submitted images.
The Lake District Wildlife Park near Keswick is proud to announce the birth of a tiny Brazilian Tapir (Tapirus Terrestris). Breeding Tapirs in captivity is difficult, but the park has managed to rear two babies in two years. This second tiny tot is now younger brother to Alves, born in September 2013. After a shaky start, he is now venturing out to explore more of his home.
Friday 25th September saw the first charity event hosted by Glenridding Sailing Centre in support of CFM’s Cash For Kids, raising money for local disadvantaged and disabled children. The event was named after the charity‘s cheeky cat mascot ‘Courage The Cat’s Canoeathon Challenge’. The two teams were from Mercedes Benz in Carlisle, and the Inn on the Lake Hotel on Ullswater.
Back by popular demand… Opera d’Amici will be returning to the George Hotel in Penrith, on Saturday 17th October, to perform a selection of arias and duets from the most popular and well-loved operas and musicals. Opera d’Amici is made up of two main artists, John & Hannah, and their pianist Peter. John, a Lancastrian, has a busy career both in Opera and concerts, his opera performances have taken him to Europe, the USA and Russia with English National Opera and Opera North. He has most recently appeared as a guest principal at The Royal Opera House, for whom he has performed many roles.