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Swallows and Amazons adventure now a reality for swimmers

By |2016-10-28T15:04:44+00:00October 21st, 2016|News|

Fans of Arthur Ransome’s classic Lakes’ story Swallows and Amazons will have a chance to live the adventure for themselves next summer. Ambleside-based Swim the Lakes are hosting a weekend activity holiday which includes a sail on “Captain Flint’s houseboat” and a swim to Wild Cat Island. The base for the weekend is Low Bank [...]

Night Swimming With Secret Britain

By |2017-10-30T11:34:12+00:00July 28th, 2016|Blog, News, Wild Swimming|

At the end of last Summer we had the pleasure of taking Ellie Harrison and the Secret Britain team night swimming for a BBC programme that focused on the secrets of the Lake District. The episode aired earlier this year,  you might have seen see it. It was a beautiful evening and, with the [...]

Waterhead Improvement Scheme Started

By |2017-11-07T12:44:25+00:00March 2nd, 2016|Ambleside, Blog, Lake District, News|

The redevelopment of Waterhead, Ambleside is in full swing. The improvement to Waterhead  promenade will include resurfacing walkways, repairing walls and installing a ‘panorama’ board, to identify key Lakeland landmarks that can be seen from the shore.   Theres also new benches and seating, better landscaping and railings and litter bins all designed to [...]

Windermere’s Speed Battle

By |2018-01-31T14:22:00+00:00October 17th, 2014|Blog|

The Westmorland Gazette this week (16.10.14) claims there is a 'speed battle' on Windermere as 'fresh calls have been made for the 10 mph nautical speed limit to be lifted' and others want water-skiers banned completely. Although it doesn't say who these 'others' are. The rise in the numbers of open water swimmers using Windermere [...]

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 [...]

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