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Merger creates the UK’s largest holiday park operator

South Lakeland Parks, which owns and operates nine holiday parks around Morecambe Bay and the Lake District, has been bought up by the private equity firm Electra Partners to create the UK’s largest holiday park operator. With the merger Electra will own 48 parks throughout England, Scotland and Wales.

The acquisition was announced late last month and reported to be a £47m deal, with £22m

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Fun on the water in the Lake District

Northern  England’s Lake District is one of the country’s greatest attractions, offering a wonderland of beautiful lakes, rivers and scenic hills that calls to the adventurous and perhaps even more strongly to those who need a peaceful break from cities and stress. Thanks to the foresight and care of local communities as well as national agencies, the Lakes retain much of the natural splendour and

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Festival Town offers delights for all ages

In the past, when cattle were driven to London they would pass by Ulverston, an old-fashioned market town. Ulverston claim to fame is the fact that comedian Stan Laurel, of Laurel and Hardy fame, was born here and a brass structure of the duo was erected in the town in recognition. People have come from all over the world to see the statue as well

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Gondola offers a different sailing experience in Lake District

In 1859, the original Gondola was launched, and the recent Gondola is an exact replica of the original which shows the luxurious lifestyle of the Victorian era. The luxurious upholstered salon allows passengers to view the Coniston Fells glide past the windows as the ship sails by. The gondola had a modern eco-fuel engine that allows it to sail softly and quietly on the water.

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Swimmers in the Lake District have repeated warnings from the authorities

There has been repeated warning, by the Police fire and Lake District officers, urging swimmers to take care of Cumbria’s lakes and tarns, as they become crowded with swimmers running away from the sun’s heat.

The warning came after a 21-year-old swimmer died in Coniston Water on Sunday. The Police also noted that people were still using the 40ft bridge to jump into the water,

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The lynx could be reintroduced to the UK in the Lake District

A wildlife expert has said that the Lake District will be a great place to reintroduce the lynx, which became extinct in the UK 700 years ago. A senior wildlife conservation lecturer at the University of Cumbria, Dr Roy Armstrong has said that the region would be a great place for the species to live.

He said that by reducing the population of Canada geed

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The Lake District is the perfect place to escape from it all

If you fancy a luxury weekend away from it all, or simply a couple of days away from the stresses and strains of everyday life, then you will find no better place to recharge your batteries than the Lake District. With its stunning combination of majestic mountains and charming lakes, there is nothing not to like about the Lakes, and everything to embrace. There are

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New distillery in the Lake District launches founders club

The first new whisky distillery to open in the Lake District for over a century is now giving consumers the opportunity to own some of the first bottles of whisky it will produce, along with a host of other discounts and special offers for a once only payment of £595. The Lakes Distillery is setting aside the first 100 casks that are produced every year

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Kendal call for superhero volunteers for new comedy festival in October

The Lake District time of Kendal have issued a call for all superheroes to come forward as volunteers for their new festival which is taking place in the Autumn. The Lakes International Comic Art Festival is to take place from the 18th-20th October and the organisers need enthusiast volunteers willing to lend many pairs of hands. They are seeking to put together a team of

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South London group try to claim the ‘Lake District’ name

The question of when is a lake not a lake has been raised by a group of people in South London who have pointed out that of all the famous expanses of water in the Lake District only one is actually a lake and all the others are tarns, waters or meres. SNTB, the South Norwood Tourist Board, is run by 4 friends, and they

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