Author Archives: eileen

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. […]

Bartender Jack brings a taste of Chicago to Bowness

A young barman from Chicago is working this summer at the Burn How Garden House Hotel in Bowness. Jack Robinson, 21, whose family are based in Memphis, Tennessee is studying to be a professional photographer. But he’s also a talented pizza chef and cocktail mixer as Burn How guests have discovered. Jack is the great-nephew […]

‘Phenomenal’ fundraising for our Lakeland landscape

OUR hotel has raised nearly £70,000 to help protect the landscape of the Lake District. Staff here at the Burn How had a “thank-you” visit from Steve Tonkin, the fund-raising manager for the Lake District Foundation. The hotel has been raising money for the Fix the Fells programme since the gift scheme began nearly 20 […]

Local author at Bowness book club

Kendal writer Jo Horsley is to be guest speaker at our Bowness book club on Wednesday this week (July 12). Jo, who is a popular Pilates instructor in the town, is the the author of The Girl In the Purple Dress. It’s her own story, the experience of being an adopted child. And 25% of […]

Peter Rabbit is back in town

Peter Rabbit is coming back to town in Bowness this summer. Our brilliant local theatre, The Old Laundry, is a multi-purpose venue, sharing the space with one of the best loved attractions in the Lake District, The World of Beatrix Potter. And it’s here that Peter Rabbit and his friends will be taking to the […]

Picnic on a peak

It seems that a picnic on a peak is the thing to do in this glorious summer weather. And as we serve tea and cake to our guests every afternoon, we decided to go a little further, literally. Our picnic on a peak was at Post Knott, a special place in the hearts of us […]

Exciting authors at our book club

We have two exciting authors for you to meet at our book club meetings this summer. In June we will welcome the adventurer Heather Dawe who is a writer, artist and data scientist from West Yorkshire. She lives a life of adventure, and for twenty years she has spent as much time as possible running, […]

Longer than the weekend

WHEN you come away for a weekend, is there really time to relax? You recover from the journey, find a little time to explore the area around the hotel, and then you collapse exhausted at the end of the day. Then there’s one full day to try and cram in as much as possible, before […]