Tag Archives: Lake District

Meet the author

Regulars at our book club will already have met Christine Raafat, a regular attendee. But they might not know that Christine is a published author with a fascinating story to tell. And she’s going to be here to tell it, on Thursday April 18. Christine  grew up in the Eden Valley, in what was then  […]

Bowness book club is back!

The Book Club is back for a new season. And we are very pleased that our first guest author will be Steve Chilton, a leading figure in the world of fell-running. Steve is a runner, writer and cartographer, and a qualified athletics coach, with considerable experience of fell running and a marathon personal best of […]


Our final book club event of the year labelled us not just as the literary hotel of the Lake District but also brought a wonderful artist to our attention. Liz Wakelin has recently published Sketching a Year in Lakeland, a 52-week personal journey in which handwritten notes accompany beautiful water-colour pictures. These are of the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Crime writer returns to Bowness

Martin Edwards had returned to the scene of the crime. Many crimes in fact, committed in this, the most gentle and genteel corner of the UK, the Lake District. Distinguished author, a member of the Murder Squad collective of crime writers , he’s won the CWA Diamond Dagger, the highest honour in UK crime writing. And […]

Top crime writer coming to our book club

One of Britain’s top crime writers will be our guest at the Bowness on Windermere book club in April. Martin Edwards has written many crime novels and short stories including several set in the Lake District. He’s a member of the Murder Squad collective of crime writers, and was a long-serving chair of the Crime […]