Ambleside is to host the country’s first Festival of the Fells, offering a feast of walking, swimming, scrambling and talks in the town. The event, in September, will celebrate the landscape, culture, history and outdoor activity in the heart of the Lake District. Organised by Ambleside Together, the festival will be staged over four [...]
Free Charity Great North Swim Places with the Meningitis Trust. Meningitis Now are offering free charity places in the Great North Swim in June for anyone who would like to take part, in return for a minimum of £150 sponsorship. The Great North Swim in Windermere is Europe’s largest open water sponsored event, and where [...]
My top tip for this week is a lovely area of the South Lakes to swim as it has multiple swimming options, and a good café and pubs nearby too if the weather gets really miserable and you need to put your escape route option into play. I have also seen the otters and the lovely goldeneye ducks fishing and playing around here over the past two weeks which is always a lovely sight.