Launched earlier this month, the competition from the Langdale 4 Star Hotel and Spa in the Lake District in conjunction with their sister hotel, Brimstone and Berghaus the leading outdoor clothing and gear brand, has already received hundreds of entries.
The social media based competition where people enter via sharing a photo of their adventure using the hashtag #LangdaleAdventure has received entries from people all over the world. It has so far been extremely interesting watching these entries coming in day and night of such varied adventures people are on. There is everything from skiing to climbing, walking and cycling and worldwide as well as our little pocket of Lake District loveliness.
Adventures have included indoor and outdoor activities but also very poignant adventure such as images of people who have just become man and wife in the Lake District on their married adventure. All are fantastic images, some selfies, some just stunning landscapes, some focusing on the special people in their lives.
The winner due to be notified on March 10 2016 will be an extremely lucky person along with their parent for the prize for the best image will be a 2 night break at Brimstone Hotel, the luxury Lake District boutique hotel on the Langdale Estate as well as £500 on Berghaus outdoor gear.
You have until February 29 to enter this competition with entries being excepted via Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.
For the full competition details including T &C’s visit http://www.langdale.co.uk/
A long car journey with children and/or dogs can make you ask yourself the questions, “is it really worth it?” And “I thought this was supposed to be a holiday?”
Scotland is magical country, diverse and with so much to offer. Everyone should visit at least once and the further north in Scotland you go, the more rewarding it is. But for those living in the Midlands or the south of the UK, Scotland is a mammoth journey. Yes there is always flying or the train but with children, copious amounts of luggage and possibly a dog, a car is the most practical method of transport.
Through careful planning of a journey, looking at the best places to stop on route, not doing too many miles in one day or scheduling a journey so as to travel when the roads are quieter, can significantly lower the stress of a long car journey and enable families to take their brood that bit further away and open up even more places to visit on holiday.
But the other great thing about Scotland is its border with Cumbria and the Lake District. A long journey up to Scotland could also mean spending a couple or a few days in the Lake District too giving everyone the best of both worlds. We’ve heard fantastic reports on the Tebay Services Hotel. It is on the M6 motorway between Kendal and Penrith and makes an ideal place to stop either just as a one night stopover to break a journey up or to stay for a couple of days and visit the Lake District on the way up to or back from Scotland.
The hotel is very family friendly for starters as well as dog friendly and even if it’s just a quick night stopover, the grounds are great for walking around both for dogs and to help entertain children and the restaurant sounds fab too that serves their own reared lamb and beef. But to top it all off, there is the Tebay Services. You can buy supplies for both humans and dogs as well as toys and gifts and great local Cumbria produce from the services.
Breaking up a journey in this way can significantly add to the enjoyment of a holiday, allow the family to see even more of the UK and take the stress out of a long car journey.
It’s been 12 months of working around the clock by both the owners and all the contractors involved in the building of the AV Suites, art of and adjacent to the Applegarth Villa Hotel in the centre of Windermere in the Lake District.
Since the launch of Ultimate Luxury Suite 1 at the Applegarth Hotel 2 years ago and along with the other Ultimate Luxury Room, both the largest and most luxurious rooms within the 15 bedroom hotel, the popularity of them has been immense. People have come back 2 even 3 times to stay in them and so it was only natural to look into how to increase the amount of luxury rooms the hotel could offer.
The Old Stables building, a residential property at the time, was purchased and just prior to Christmas 2014 the build commenced turning this delightful, traditional Lakeland slate building into 7 luxury hotel suites.
It is with great pleasure and relief to owners Alan & Suzanne Mumford that the first 2 suites are now ready, have been photographed and have very happy guests in them. Each suite is individually designed, the highest spec of everything can be found from the Lutron mood lighting to the furniture, bathrooms, coffee machines, TV, broadband speed and to top them all off, private outdoor hot tubs with views over Windermere. The suite are spacious, have large, private balconies and/or terraces, their own allocated parking space and a butler to see to any need.
Each suite has been designed to be an oasis in the heart of Windermere, both convenient yet secluded with the ability to be completely incognito should you wish. Choose from in suite dining or have the best of both worlds with the knowledge there is the relaxed Applegarth Villa Bar & Restaurant at the hotel 2 steps away.
For the residents and those who visit the Lake District and Cumbria the findings from a recent study carried out uncovered no surprises. The Lake District and Cumbria came out as being one of the regions where those living an visiting felt the most healthy confirming many peoples ideas already that living in a more scenic location makes you feel very well indeed.
Highlighted in the research in particular were locations such as valley bottoms and that of the Langdale Valley. Two very interesting pieces of information were found though. Not all the healthy locations were in the countryside, some were urban places and through these results it was then found that simply green spaces do not deliver the whole package, it appears the aesthetics of these spaces whether countryside or urban were extremely important take the added features of the fells, crags, lakes and even stone walls the Lake District and Cumbria is full of.
Aesthetically, a valley bottom such as the Langdale Valley provides framing of the landscape with the mountains and especially with the Langdale Pikes. Just look at the many thousnads of people who visit and take photos of this iconic mountain range each year.
To further confirm the Lake District and Cumbria’s ‘scenicness’, it only needs a glance at the top 10 most scenic locations in England and Wales where the region has 3 entries, South Lakeland, Copeland (the western Lake District), the Eden Valley rated 3rd, 4th and 7th respectively.
And at the Langdale Hotel & Spa in the ultra scenic Langdale Valley, they are going even further to promote a healthier lifestyle whether living or visiting the Lake District. Their spa is the must go to facility in the South Lakes and they encourage walking and cycling offering their vast knowledge of the area to give routes tips to guests. The latest venture and website Langdale Active details where to go for outdoor adventure in the lakes and healthier food alternatives will be featuring in the new Stove restaurant set to open early 2016.