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Posted Sunday, August 10th, 2014 by

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Tying the knot in the Lake District.

 

 

What could be more romantic than spending your special day in the Lake District?

 

Cumbria and the Lake District has long been regarded as one of the most romantic places in the UK. The area does not fall short of living up to that esteemed title. Picture it now: the setting, gorgeous mountain valleys and rolling hills punctuating the picturesque lakeside area, creating an undeniably perfect wedding backdrop.

 

The Lake District can offer a range of different wedding venues, from venues that cater for large parties to ones that specialise in more scaled back intimate celebrations. Make your vows in a small parish church steeped in history, or exchange rings at a civil ceremony overlooking one of the breathtaking lakes.

 

You can even get married by candlelight at Muncaster Castle, or go back to nature with a ceremony at The Footprint. This truly is a magical corner of the country to tie the knot in.

 

Check out these venues for wedding inspiration:

 

The Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery: Situated just north of Carlisle, Tullie House can offer you a choice of two rooms that are licensed for civil ceremonies. The first room is a Victorian Theatre with its impressive bridal entrance and tiered seating for up to 100 guests. For those looking for a more intimate wedding, the Morning Room, overlooking the Abbey Street gardens, can accommodate a wedding party of up to 30.

 

Over Water Hall: Nestled away in the unspoilt beauty of the northern Lake District, this elegant country house hotel is unbeatable for the partners looking for a peaceful hideaway, uninterrupted by outside noise and distractions. It is here you can celebrate your special day with your closest family and friends. The venue grants you exclusive use of the hall, its lovely reception rooms, stylish restaurant, cosy bar and extensive grounds.

 

Once you’ve tied the knot head on back to Beech Hill where we will provide the perfect ambiance for your wedding night, in one of our luxurious suites.

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Posted Monday, August 04th, 2014 by

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Rookin House Activity Centre

 

Let’s get one thing straight, the more exhausted the kids are after a long day of activities, the more likely they are to sleep soundly a night, giving you the opportunity to unwind at our hotels relaxed and comfortable restaurant and bar. However, finding suitable long lasting things for the kids to do can prove a challenge. To save you the unwanted pressure of thinking on the spot for ideas once your holiday is already in full swing, get to know Rookin House, your one stop shop for all things out door activities.

 

Rookin House Equestrian and Activity Centre is situated at Troutbeck, a mile and a quarter off the A66, between Penrith and Keswick. It is best to check the map on their website for the exact locale as there are other Troutbecks in the area. The Centre is about a 25 mile drive from Lake Windermere, along a beautiful scenic route. This may seem a little off the beaten track, but trust us it is well worth the extended car journey.

 

The centre boasts a plethora of outdoor challenges and sports. From the frivolous to the more complex, technical tasks. Sample the likes of quad biking, fishing, archery and JCB operation. The centre offers family packages, as well as individual options for adults and children. There are even couples packages, where you can choose from various combinations of activities to do throughout the day. Also, on offer at this fabulous venue is air riffle practice, human bowling (not for the faint hearted), tree climbing, Dakar off road (4×4 driving with a difference) and Madtrax (sort of like quad biking but way more extreme).

 

Visitors are guaranteed to have an unforgettable experience. In addition to all the unique activities on offer, the site itself boasts a spectacular lakeland backdrop. What could be more exhilarating than gliding down a zip wire with the timeless beauty of the onlooking peaks and hills, either side of you?

 

Worried about safety? Don’t be, Rookin House has over 20 years experience in providing activities to a range of different participants. Your safety whilst in their care is of paramount importance. All staff have received training and obtained the necessary qualifications to teach and supervise activities. Regular risk assessments are conducted to ensure that activities continue to be provided in an environment where risks are minimised. Furthermore, all equipment conforms to the British safety standard.

 

After an exhausting day of adrenaline and physical ardour, the only thing left for you to do is put your feet up back at Beech Hill and enjoy a fabulous meal in our relaxing surroundings.

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Posted Sunday, July 27th, 2014 by

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Get back to nature at the Predator Experience.

 

 

If you work all year round in the city, you will know that when you finally get that much needed break in an area more renowned for its live stock than stock markets, you want to be able to fully engage with all that it has to offer. Getting back to basics and immersing yourself in the simple pleasantries of clear country air, unspoilt earth and unpolluted waters, really invigorates the soul. You will come away from your experience with an over riding cathartic feeling.

 

There are many ways in which you can reacquaint yourself with the elements. One of the best ways is through getting up close and personal with all creatures great and small that are native to this glorious part of the British Isles.

 

You can do that by heading along to the Predator Experience within the stunning Lake District National Park in Cumbria. The Predator Experience provides innovative bird of prey days, falconry days, reptile and mammal experiences.

 

The Predator Experience is a leader in the outdoor activity sector when it comes to interactive experiences for the adventurous of spirit. It really is a great way to rekindle your love of the natural world. Unlike its contemporaries the centre is not exclusively for bird watching it offers far more in the way of nature experiences. It is not open to drop in visits, so do ensure you book ahead via their website.

 

There are many evolutionary adaptations and environments for you to explore, your journey starts with the ‘Eagle Experience Day’ on the Lakeland Fells, where you can witness flying golden eagles, and white-tailed sea eagles swooping in over the Irish Sea. If you are still captivated by these magnificent birds of prey and want to discover more, ‘Hawk Walks’ takes you on a trail through the beautiful woodland countryside with a team of hawks. A must see trail for all bird enthusiasts.

 

The Predator Experience also offers wolf and fox encounters, where you can observe these mighty creatures in their natural environments and see firsthand the different ways in which the two species, build their homes, raise their young and hunt their prey.

 

Whichever walk or experience you chose to sample, you can be sure all the mammal, reptile and falconry experiences at the Predator Experience are designed to inspire and captivate. They are professionally delivered by a dedicated team of qualified handlers in an environment of untamed natural beauty.

 

Go on, get back in touch with nature, you are guaranteed to feel exhilarated.

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