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- Explore The English Lake District National Park
A UNIQUE COLLECTION A unique collection sharing some of the regions long held secrets, its talented artisans, places to sleep, eat, drink and more. Knowing that each recommendation has been hand selected because we believe it reflects the spirit of the Lake District and our ethos born of passion, creativity and individuality. READ MORE A GUIDE AROUND LAKE DISTRICT Out of gallery A TRUE MEMENTO OF THE LAKE DISTRICT Our collection represents a vision of sustainable, real luxury, expressed through dedication to makers, materials, method and design. Objects that are deeply connected to culture and place. You will find a mix from both emerging and established craftspeople along with artisans and designers offering you beautiful products made in Cumbria. READ MORE
- Our Story | Why We Love The English Lake District
OUR STORY We feel the English Lake District offers something different but something very special, it is one of our favourite parts of the UK and our home. We were passionate about creating a dedicated place for unique gems around The English Lake District and Cumbria. Having a long history in both quality travel management and interior design we have naturally discovered a sublime collection of talented artisans, and unique get away destinations which we are delighted to share with you. These are sometimes off the beaten track or slightly harder to find but always worth that extra effort. We hope that you enjoy our hand selected and trusted favourites which will we believe give you a glimpse of the lakes beyond the standard guide books. A UNIQUE COLLECTION Out of gallery
- Towns & Villages To Visit In The English Lake District
TOWNS & VILLAGES The Lake District is well known for its spectacular landscapes, but sitting on the shores of its many Lakes and rolling hills are towns and villages full of charm and history each offering something different. Langdale Popular for hikers, climbers, fell-runners and outdoor enthusiasts who are attracted by the many fells. The best-known feature of Great Langdale are the Langdale Pikes. Grasmere Is linked with Poet William Wordsworth who lived in Grasmere for 14 years and called it "the loveliest spot that man hath ever found." Windermere & Bowness Bowness was once a small fishing village till the railway line in 1847 brought a flock of Victorian tourists to the area which resulted in the creation of Windermere village. Coniston Positioned alongside Coniston Water and sitting below the majestic Coniston Fells, including the well know Coniston Old Man. Keswick A market town surrounded by mountains like Skiddaw. Castlerigg Stone Circle sits on a hill top east of the town, it dates back to the Neolithic era. Ambleside Is at the head of Windermere, England's largest natural lake. In the Lake District National Park, it is south of the highest road pass in the Lake District, Kirkstone Pass. Ravenglass A quiet hamlet and the only part of the Lake District National Park on the coast. With its steam railway line that takes passengers into the deep wilds of Eskdale Valley. Hawkshead An ancient town that was once owned by monks. Much of the land in and around the village is now owned by the National Trust. The National Trust property is called Hawkshead and Claife. Out of gallery
- GREATEST HITS UK TOUR FOR OCT/NOV 2021 LOCAL CARLISLE CHOIRS TO JOIN COLLABRO ON TOUR
Musical Theatre Group Collabro will be embarking on their greatest hits tour this autumn including a date at Carlisle Sands Centre with support from local choir Staged Right Youth Theatre. The World’s Most Successful Musical Theatre Group have today announced local choirs from each town and city will be joining them on their massive twenty-three-date Greatest Hits tour this autumn. The tour will see the band perform some of their most memorable tracks including ‘Stars’, ‘Bring Him Home’ and ‘Defying Gravity’. All four members of Collabro - Michael Auger, Jamie Lambert, Matt Pagan from Carlisle and Thomas Redgrave - began their journey into the arts as members of youth choirs and youth theatre and are thrilled to create opportunities for young people across all the regions to perform in some of the UK’s most prestigious theatres. Collabro met for their first rehearsal above a pub in London Bridge back in 2014. Soon after they auditioned for ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent, and a month later received a full standing ovation from all four judges and the full audience at the Hammersmith Apollo. They went on to win the competition with one of the highest voting majorities of any series, and their debut album Stars went straight into the UK album charts at number one, was quickly certified gold, and became the fasting selling album of 2014. Last year, Collabro released their album Christmas Is Here comprising of a range of festive classics and original track, the titular ’Christmas Is Here’, which saw them team up once again with Ben Adams from A1. The boys have also been keeping very busy during lockdown. Collabro’s Patreon has seen the boys create a space to bring fans (Collaborators) and the band closer together. From exclusive performances to Q&A's, live cook-alongs to game nights, it has been THE place for exclusive access and content. After going from strength to strength with six top selling albums, four sell-out UK tours, two US tours, headline slots at the London Palladium, Wembley Stadium, the O2 arena and the Royal Albert Hall, this summer will see COLLABRO performing at In The Park with Katherine Jenkins, at Sound On The Ground in Blackpool this August and with Alfie Boe at Trentham Live this September before embarking on their major headline greatest hits tour for the autumn. Tickets for the tour are on sale now via www.gigsandtours.com / www.ticketmaster.co.uk. VIP packages are available now at http://SJM-VIP.com. Tour Dates For Cumbria 23rd Oct, Carlisle Sands Centre with support from local choir Staged Right Youth Theatre. Connect http://officialcollabro.com/ https://www.facebook.com/Collabro/ https://www.instagram.com/collabro https://www.twitter.com/collabro
- NEW NOSE TO TAIL BUTCHER'S SET TO OPEN IT'S DOORS IN AN HISTORIC CUMBRIAN MARKET TOWN
A new butcher’s is set to open its doors in Kendal’s Woolpack Yard on Wednesday 07th July. The new enterprise called Roast Mutton is the realisation of owner Robert Unwin’s ambition to create something truly special in the Cumbrian market town. Brought up on a north Lancashire smallholding where his family produced all their own meat Robert learnt first-hand at an early age about humane animal husbandry and the joy of a freezer full of delicious meat. Despite a stint in the world of insurance in central London, Robert always found himself wanting to return to the north. During his time in the City he often found himself being disappointed by the quality of the meat served in many of the restaurants he dined at, often finding that they were unable to meet his expectations in light of his childhood experiences of eating high quality meat that the family had nurtured themselves. As a result, he found himself becoming increasingly obsessed with the fact that, rather like fine-wine, meat can vary significantly from animal to animal. He continually found himself asking the question: what makes some meats so much more delicious than others? This question ultimately led to him quitting his 9 to 5 City job at the age of 25 to return to his roots, change career and to retrain as a butcher. For the last three years Robert has worked in five different butchers’ shops across the region, learning his craft and beginning to answer the question that changed his life - discovering that the best meat-eating experience depends entirely on attention to detail, respect for the animal and the end product at every stage. Having spent some considerable time in the Lakes as a child and as a young adult Robert was very aware of the county’s unique combination of passionate farmers, family-owned abattoirs and fine grazing. Which is why Robert wanted to bring his vision of farm-to-table eating to the town, selling only locally reared native and heritage breeds. As a result he has spent the last nine months visiting farmers across the county doing his research. He’s walked their pastures, got to know them and their families and more importantly gained an insightful understanding of each individual supplier's approach to farming. From the very beginning of the process Robert was determined to only work with those producers that clearly shared the same passion and respect for the animals they rear as he does. As a whole-animal butcher, Unwin strives to use “everything but the moo,” at Roast Mutton, with the goal of zero wasted protein, as a result unusual and custom cuts present no problem to him. Alongside that he will take the time to share his knowledge with his customers so that they can get the very best cuts of meat they need to create the recipe they have in mind. Roast Mutton will supply customers with quality locally reared heritage and rare breed grass fed beef, lamb and mutton, as well as pork, poultry and carefully selected locally sourced game. Robert will also provide a selection of wines to accompany the produce he supplies and will in the fullness of time host tastings and butchery masterclasses at the shop. In Robert’s view we all need to eat better quality meat from farmers that we know and trust and returning to a time before supermarkets got in the way of the relationship that consumers had with the people who produced their food commenting: ‘’We’ve chosen to take an animal for our own nourishment, so absolutely nothing should go to waste. Ultimately the entire process should be about respect for that animal. The skill of the butcher is a determining factor in that process and Roast Mutton is all about that. It’s about a meticulous approach to helping customers understand where their meat has come from, that way they can determine the quality of what they are eating, and more importantly they are also supporting local farms who in turn support their local communities.’’ Roast Mutton opening hours Monday to Saturday 09.30am to 5.30pm For more information about Roast Mutton visit: Home - Roast Mutton Roast Mutton (@roast.mutton) • Instagram photos and videos Roast Mutton (@RoastMutton2) / Twitter Roast Mutton | Facebook
- STAY AT THE WOODLAND SHEPHERD HUT ORREST HEAD FOR A MAGICAL GET AWAY
The newly built luxurious Woodland Hut is a cosy, quiet retreat set in ancient woodlands! Relax in front of the log burner and get back to nature. You will have everything you need for your stay including an outside fire pit and wrap around balcony. We had an amazing time in the woodland hut. The location is perfect and only a short walk from Windermere. The hut is really cosy and great for a getaway. Steve is really friendly and has some great tips on places to visit, will be recommending to our friends! Mia 2021 An absolutely wonderful place to stay in the lake District. We received a very friendly welcome and couldn't have picked a more beautiful hut to stay in. It was well equipped and well located just a short walk to Windemere centre and near beautiful walks. Amber June 202 The Shepherd Hut is within walking distance to Windermere town centre. You will find some great places to eat and drink as well as beautiful shops and supermarkets. Lake Windermere and Bowness centre is a twenty minute walk. With fabulous villages and walks on the doorstep including Orrest Head view point you are spoilt for choice for places to visit during your stay. The shepherds hut is beautifully crafted and well stocked with everything you need. Could not get a better location! Steve was an excellent host, giving great local recommendations. We will definitely be back. Adele July 2021 Please contact Jo for more information Email firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone 07835032922 Instagram Orrest Head Shepherd Huts (@orrestheadshepherdhuts) • Instagram photos and videos Website Home | Orrest Head Shepherd Huts | Lake District England To Book Woodland Hut Shepherds hut in the lakedistrict - Shepherd's huts (UK, France) for Rent in Cumbria, England, United Kingdom (airbnb.co.uk)