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Deepest, Steepest, Highest

By |2017-11-23T15:11:00+00:00September 25th, 2014|Blog|

Deepest, Steepest, Highest This Sunday we are proud to support the Wasdale Triathlon; the world's toughest Half Ironman Triathlon. The deepest lake, the steepest mountain passes and the highest mountain in England are all genuine challenges in their own right, but to do them in a oner earns my respect.   Wasdale Triathlon competitors will face [...]

On-Street Parking Meters in Ambleside, Have Your Say.

By |2017-11-23T15:18:03+00:00April 25th, 2014|Ambleside, Blog|

The Westmorland Gazette continued their report this week (25-4/14) on the proposed on street parking charges in Ambleside, where hundreds of people have signed petitions opposing the plans. An online petition created by Lakes county councillor Heidi Halliday, attracted more than 500 signatures in one week, The Spar has also gathered hundreds on a [...]

Lake District Adventure Capital UK Bid

By |2017-11-23T15:06:46+00:00April 4th, 2014|Blog, Lake District|

Cumbria and the Lake District is aiming to become the ‘Adventure Capital of the UK’. Just as New Zealand is often referred to as the world’s adventure holiday destination, the Lake District and Cumbria hope to achieve something similar for the UK Cumbria Tourism aims to promote the region’s natural 'great outdoors’ environment as [...]

Have Your Lakeland Cake and Eat it!

By |2017-11-23T14:53:48+00:00April 4th, 2014|Blog, Cake and Cafes|

The oven glove has been thrown down to find the best cake in Lakeland. The competition for the Lakeland cake of the year culminates with judging at the Briery Wood Hotel, in Windermere, in June. The competition, organised by Jennifer Braithwaite, to find the best cake in Lakeland was set up to raise money for Alice’s Escapes, the charity [...]

Amblesides Green Light to Sainsbury’s

By |2017-11-23T15:36:44+00:00April 4th, 2014|Ambleside, Blog|

The Lake District National Park Authority planners have given the green light to Sainsbury's to build a supermarket in Ambleside on the site alongside Hayes Garden centre. The plans involve a 14,000sq ft site. The supermarket giant’s application was passed even though a reduction in town centre trading of 5% has been predicted. A [...]

Doggy Paddle with Matt Baker

By |2017-11-23T15:40:39+00:00February 14th, 2014|Blog, Boot's Blog|

Boots Blog – Doing the Doggy Paddle with Matt Baker We had the pleasure of visiting one of my favourite tarn swims in the Lake District today, and what made it even more exciting was we were going to meet Matt Baker and the rest of the Countryfile crew.   With Matt being a [...]

Ambleside Tourist Information

By |2018-01-11T14:35:53+00:00January 1st, 2014|Ambleside, Blog, Lake District Days Out|

The picturesque village of Ambleside is centrally located in the Lake District national park at the northern tip of Lake Windermere. This spectacular location is a year round attraction and has everything you need for a brilliant holiday, with a variety of shops and attractions including galleries, gifts, bars, restaurants, grocers, cinema, mini-golf, tennis, river [...]

Of Dead Men, Dubs and Wild Swimming Horses

By |2018-01-11T14:33:21+00:00November 1st, 2013|Blog|

Endless rain poured down from the skies, as the Lake District prepared for our final guided wild swim of the season, a spooky Halloween swim. The rain stopped and Halloween revealed its self as a mild autumn day bursting with all the colours of autumn and even before we left the car park in [...]

Love your Lakes Launch Support Pack for Lake District Businesses.

By |2017-10-30T16:10:31+00:00September 18th, 2013|Blog, Lake District, News|

Windermere, is visited by thousands each year and supports many aspects of tourism, but it needs our help. The 'Love Your Lakes' project aims to improve water quality in Lake Windermere and the surrounding water catchment area. Keeping the Lakes clean and healthy is important to locals and visitors alike. Head to the Hills [...]

Grange-Over-Sands Lido Survey

By |2017-11-30T11:49:03+00:00August 17th, 2013|Blog, Lake District|

Help save Grange Lido from becoming a large plant pot. Grange-over-Sands is a town on the edge of the Morecambe estuary in Cumbria, it developed from a small fishing village and was a popular Victorian seaside resort. The lido built in 1932 on the seafront closed in 1993 and is now a listed building. [...]

Utterly Buttermere Swim Press Launch in a Wild Windermere

By |2018-01-11T15:06:21+00:00April 19th, 2013|Blog|

 Head to the Hills officially launched their  Utterly Buttermere Swim this week by taking the local press swimming in Windermere.  I’ve spent the last few weeks with my eye on the thermometer after our regular weekly, winter swims, painfully aware that we promised to show the cream of our North West journos a good [...]

Ditch those Hitchers on your Cumbrian Water Adventures

By |2016-12-16T11:44:45+00:00March 6th, 2013|Blog|

We are spoilt in Cumbria by the abundance of beautifully clean & clear lakes, rivers and tarns to play in; whether its skinny dipping, wild swimming, paddling or sailing the Lake District has it all. What the Lakes don't need is the hitch hikers that may come with you on your adventure, as Jen Aldous from the South Cumbria Rivers Trust explains. [...]

150 swimmers can’t be wrong

By |2018-01-11T15:19:31+00:00January 17th, 2013|Blog, Lake District|

The Utterly Buttermere Swim is in its second year and is already an essential feature on the connoisseur open swimmer's event calendar. Within the first few days of opening we had over 100 entries and the event is now half full. This is an astonishing feat accomplished by a swim in the north west [...]

5 Reasons to do the Head to the Hills Utterly Buttermere Swim

By |2018-01-11T15:27:46+00:00January 4th, 2013|Blog, Lake District, Open Water Swimming, Utterly Buttermere|

The Utterly Buttermere Swim 2012 was a day people will remember for lots of reasons. The Buttermere 10k participants will remember it for the sheer challenge of the distance as the rain battered their backs and they looked down through crystal clear water amazed at the clarity. The 5k Buttermere swimmer’s for the adventure [...]

The Wasdale Tri 2012 Rollover

By |2018-01-11T15:32:31+00:00September 30th, 2012|Blog, Lake District|

It's been a lottery for Lake district events this year, the weather has literally dictated the whether,  that is the whether it will or whether it wont, go ahead. It's a tough call to make when you are the event organiser, our own 10k open water swim event the Utterly Buttermere went ahead in September but it was far [...]