Showing posts with label grasmere lake district. Show all posts
Showing posts with label grasmere lake district. Show all posts

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Tour of Britain 2013: Organisers reveal Stage Two Lake District route

HONISTER Pass was today chosen as the iconic setting to unveil the Tour of Britain’s first visit to the heart of the Lake District.

Organisers gathered on the 356m-high route to reveal the path which 100 of the world’s top cyclists will tackle during stage two of the race.
The pass, which features gradients of up to 25 per cent, will provide competitors with their sternest test yet as they head from Carlisle to Kendal on Monday, September 16.
Setting off from the city centre at 11am, racers will snake down the county via Wigton, followed by a Yodel Sprint starting from outside St Kentigerns Church in Aspatria.
Moving next onto Cockermouth, another Yodel Sprint will follow at Dearham, near Maryport, before a third starting outside Whitehaven School.
They will then take on SKODA King of the Mountains climbs at Mockerkin, near Cockermouth, and Chestnut Hill, Keswick, in what is billed as one of the toughest stages of the entire 2013 tour.
After passing through Grasmere, Ambleside, Windermere and Crook, riders on the 186.6km route will have to summon the strength to climb Beast Banks, Kendal, which featured in the 2007 race.
Competitors face more than 3,000 metres of climbing during the stage with the first racers expected to cross the line at around 3.13pm.
North West professionals Matt Cronshaw, of Team IG Sigma Sport, and British Hill Climb Champion Jack Pullar, of Madison Genesis, joined Tour of Britain organisers and officials from across Cumbria to reveal details of the route.
The tour is returning to Cumbria after last year’s stage start in Carlisle, which attracted thousands of spectators.
It is estimated the event will generate up to £4 million for Cumbria’s economy.
David Southward, Cumbria County Council’s cabinet member for economic development, said: “The Cumbrian stage will be a high point - in all senses - of this year’s tour.
“The excitement is building and Cumbrian schools and communities are already showing a great deal of interest.
“As the event gathers momentum, the benefits for the economy, the environment and people's health all snowball as people show an interest in cycling.”
Lake District National Park Authority chief executive Richard Leafe said: “Hosting the most challenging mountain stage of the Tour of Britain in one of the UK’s most dramatic landscapes will provide a fantastic opportunity to position the Lake District as an exciting and awe inspiring place.
“It is also an excellent opportunity to encourage more people to take up cycling as a greener form of transport, whether they are a visitor or local, while enjoying the beauty and splendour that the Lake District National Park has to offer.”
And Richard Greenwood, Cumbria Tourism’s head of policy and research, added: “Hosting a full leg of the Tour Of Britain in Cumbria provides us with an excellent opportunity to showcase our beautiful county - the UK’s Adventure Capital - both within the UK and internationally.
“As a cycling destination Cumbria has so much to offer, with country lanes, quiet back roads and lots of National Cycle Network routes to explore, as well as more challenging off road routes over high fells and mountains.
“To have international cycling stars in our county for a full stage is a massive coup and will benefit the area in so many ways as well as showing the world what a beautiful place Cumbria is to explore on two wheels.”
Stage Two of the race is being organised in partnership with the Lake District National Park Authority, Cumbria County Council, Carlisle City Council, South Lakeland District Council and Cumbria Tourism.
The Tour of Britain, the UK’s biggest professional cycle race and largest free-to-watch sporting event, starts in Peebles in the Scottish Borders on September 15.
Attracting Olympic, World Champion and Tour de France stage winners, it runs until September 22.

Saturday, 27 April 2013

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Tuesday, 2 April 2013

£100,000 bequest puts new life into William Wordsworth's former home at Grasmere (From The Westmorland Gazette)

£100,000 bequest puts new life into William Wordsworth's former home at Grasmere

By Hannah Upton

NATIONAL Trust workers at a former Lake District home of William Wordsworth were left open-mouthed when a surprise benefactor turned up with a cheque for £100,000.
Allan Bank in Grasmere, which was later home to one of the trust's founders, Canon Hardwicke Rawnsley, was opened to the public for the first time last year after it was devastated by fire in 2011.
Staff had no idea that when they showed visitor Antony Elliot around the Georgian villa that he would present them with the donation on behalf of his cousin Brenda Donoghue.
The former nurse left the bequest to the National Trust in the Lake District when she died last April, aged 83.
After visiting the house, Mr Elliot declared she would have approved of restoration work there as she loved gardens and literature.
He said: "My cousin loved books and beautiful colourful gardens and, though she had no children of her own, she delighted in seeing children play.
"Restoring the house and garden at Allan Bank for future generations is a wonderful and fitting memorial to her and I look forward to seeing her legacy come to life."
Manager Dave Almond said: "This will allow us to continue some of the vital work needed to restore and conserve Allan Bank.
"This is the first step in a very exciting project that will allow us to recreate the original views and restore the kitchen garden, as well as creating more spaces for books and reading.
"Mrs Donoghue's gift will ensure that we can continue to bring Allan Bank back to life."
Visitor services supervisor Elaine Taylor said Mr Elliot, who visited the house with his wife and son, had already pledged to return to Allan Bank in the summer.
She said a lot of the work done at the home, which has mostly bare walls and basic furniture, has been to keep a relaxed, interactive feel where visitors could enjoy a 'home from home'.
"Children and adults can play freely here, inside and out, they can create paintings of the views from the house, spot red squirrels in the grounds, take part in crafting, or just sit and read quietly.
"When we first opened we asked visitors to suggest what we should do with the house, and they said leave it as it is."
Wordsworth leased the property, which he previously said marred his views from Dove Cottage, for three years from 1808.
The house is open seven days a week and staff said they were always on the lookout for volunteers to welcome visitors.
via £100,000 bequest puts new life into William Wordsworth's former home at Grasmere (From The Westmorland Gazette).

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Competition Winner - 2 Night Stay

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Saturday, 9 February 2013

Who wants a Valentine's treat?! - Competition

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Monday, 17 September 2012


Elterwater View in the Langdale area of the Lake District

Picture taken about midway between Elterwater and Skelwith Bridge - A walk that is easy, for the whole family and also wheelchair friendly.

This walk would take ou about 30-45minutes depending on your pace. Starting at Elterwater you will follow the river on your right hand side eventually walking through a gate to the spot above in the picture. This is Elterwater and you would normally come across at leat a few ducks which you can feed, and if you are lucky you will see the swans as well, however do be careful if you decide to feed them as they will keeping approaching you until they are on top of you.

Elterwater feeding area for ducks and swans

Balcony patio seating area at Chesters tearoom

Continuing along this path you will come out in Skelwith Bridge, there is a nice tearoom here with a balcony which you can sit on an overlooks the river below. Sometimes there will be some robin, quite tame and will pick up te crumbs from the floor or tables. Being dog-friendly this is a little gem and can be used as a midway stop for either lunch or some tea and cakes. Also in the area is a slate workshop and you can see or order slate for all purposes, such as nameplates etc.

Just before you pass through the slate workshop area you will have passed a waterfall, there are steps and metal bridges you can use in order to get up close and personal. Do be careful as this can be slippery, but is well worth the stop to feel the power of the water. It is also extremely loud when up close and peronal with the waterfall.

You can then just retrace your steps and if thirsty or still hungry, you can stop at the hotel here for some local ales, beers or a plate of chips, everyone's favourite. A nice simple easy walk that gives you a real taste of Cumbria scenery. Location is Langdale area, which has some really nice cottages in the area with access to the more challenging walks in this area, like the Langdale Pike.

Saturday, 21 July 2012

New Landing Page for another location in the Lake District

Since our landing pages were first introduced we have found them to be very useful for guests wanting to find accommodation for self catering holidays in the specific areas of the Lake District. As the national park is quite huge and covers a lot of differnet towns and villages, these pages are becoming more important to help guests find something to their tastes in the areas that interest them.

Grasmere village, known as the home of the poet William Wordsworth, is very sought after and an ideal location for a quiet and peaceful break away from the treadmill of life.

Try our landing page for Grasmere Lake District Cottages. Send us any comments on what your thoughts are concerning these pages. If think it is worthy of +1'ing or liking or tweeting, just click on the buttons below or go through to ur facebook and twitter pages. Pass this link on to family and friends to help them find a self catering holiday in Grasmere.

Look out for more discounts and special deals in further posts, or use our landing pages for Ambleside or Windermere and Grasmere to select superb cottage at really great prices.