News from Cedar Manor

Helvellyn; Lake District; Striding Edge; Kenton Cool

A love affair with a mountain

Legend and poetry, a lovely name and a loft altitude combine to encompass Helvellyn in an aura of romance; and thousands of pilgrims, aided by its easy accessibility, are attracted to its summit every year.

We make no apologies in using the words of Wainwright to introduce our favourite mountain. He says exactly how we feel, and says it so much better than anyone else ever could.

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walking in the lakes; bob graham; horseshoe walks; walks; lake district

It’s the question facing those taking on two distinct challenges in the Lake District. Let’s deal with the “easy” one first, the Fairfield Horseshoe. This is the prominent horseshoe-shaped ridge which dominates the head of Windermere, an interlinked series of eight classic summits which, joined together, provide one of the most enjoyable and popular walks in the whole of Cumbria.

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Green Tourism; World Heritage; Lake District

Let me tell you ‘bout the birds and the bees

Regular visitors to the Cedar Manor might have noticed more bees in our garden this year. The really keen-eyed will also have seen an increase in the number of birds, and species of birds, in the garden and grounds.

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rail travel into Windermere

Here at the Cedar Manor we’ve been watching with concern the growing chaos on the Lakes railway line which links us at Windermere with the west coast main line at Oxenholme…and trains to London.

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Lakes Backgammon

Champion Graeme takes the honours in Lakes backgammon final

Newcastle’s Graeme Turner took the honours in the fifth annual Lake District Backgammon Championship at Windermere’s Cedar Manor Hotel.

Turner became the first two time champion after beating Newcastle’s Martin Barkwill (also from Newcastle) 7-1 in the final.  He was also the winner of the inaugural contest in 2014.

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