Author Archives: eileen

What’s on in the Lakes this Christmas

The most magical time of the year is at its very best here in the Lake District at Christmas. If you’re coming to stay with us in December, here’s a few highlights to keep you entertained, day and night. A Christmas market Up in Carlisle, the city centre is transformed into a festive winter wonderland […]

The thrill of paddle-boarding

Jo Moseley had a mid-life crisis in Tesco. She remembers exactly where she broke down in tears, opposite the shelf of chocolate Hobnobs. A 50-something single parent with teenage sons and poorly parents, she felt overwhelmed and unable to cope, until a friend suggested that exercise – any exercise – would help. And from an […]

Adventure women will be book club guests

Two adventurous women with a love for the outdoors are the final guests at the Bowness Book Club this year. The club meets at the Burn How Garden House Hotel, and unlike others there’s no requirement to join or read a particular book each month. Instead, visitors are treated to talks from a wide range […]

Floral trophy for Bowness hotel

The team here at the Burn How garden house hotel in Bowness are the proud winners of this year’s Windermere in Bloom trophy. They won the Lakeland Ltd cup and certificate for the best floral show. General assistant Melissa Steele collected the prize on behalf of the owners. Our hotel has become famous for its […]

Take the bus to see the Lakes

We are delighted with the news that the £2 cap on bus fares is extended until the end of next year. This is a great incentive for our guests to try a much more relaxing way to see the Lake District, leave their cars here, and enjoy a genuine holiday. And everyone’s in favour of […]

Thriller writer for Bowness book club

A writer of psyhological thrillers will be the guest at the next meeting of Bowness book club. The club meets every month at the Burn How Hotel and on October 18 they will welcome Paul Teague, whose stories have been sold in more than 110 countries. Paul, born in Kent, raised in Lincolnshire and now […]

Macmillan coffee morning takes over lunch

When coffee and cake are too good just for mornings, let them take over lunchtime. That’s the idea at the Burn How Hotel in Bowness where the annual Macmillan coffee morning will be held from 12noon till 2pm on Friday September 29. People all over the UK host their own Coffee Morning and donations raised […]

parkrun came to book club

A different theme this month here in Bowness when we were proud to say that parkrun came to book club. Our guest was the founder of parkrun, Paul Sinton-Hewitt, CBE FRSA. He was in conversation with local author Eileen Jones who has written two books about parkrun. A paragraph to skip if you already know: […]

Tony climbs Orrest Head

WE love to see how life makes connections for us here in the Lakes. We have been supporters of the Lake District Foundation and their Fix the Fells project for very many years. And for just the last few months we’ve been following the story of 8-year-old double amputee Tony Hudgell and his remarkable achievements. […]

parkrun founder heads to the Lakes

THE founder of parkrun, Paul Sinton-Hewitt, will be the guest at the Bowness book club next month. (Friday September 8). He will be in conversation at the Burn How Hotel with local author Eileen Jones who has written two books about parkrun. Paul set up the first parkrun at Bushy Park in London in 2004. […]