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Curated by the Another Place collective, here you’ll find a digital companion of inspirational stories, happenings and everything exciting at each of our hotels. We’re a group of foodies, musicians, skiers, surfers, bookworms, outdoor enthusiasts, creators and friends. We’re the people you chat to on Facebook; the ones taking photos and putting together recipes and playlists for when you need inspiration from a new place.
John’s connection to the Lake District goes deeper than even he might realise. To understand it, we have to go back around 300 years…
Just before lockdown, our swim coach Colin Hill realised a long-held dream. He’s just seen an endless pool installed here – joining up every aspect of the open water swimming experience at Another Place, The Lake.
Disturb the water’s still and silver surface and dive into a glassy mirror, reflecting the mountains, moon and stars. Full moon swims are urging us all to give in to a little lunacy…
Re-wild yourself on an open water adventure to Kailpot Crag, where a gleeful swim and a courageous leap can leave you feeling like a kid again, says Abi Whyte.
Before the Picturesque movement, people sought symmetry, architecture and a formal garden. They didn’t know what to make of the Lake District’s size, or rugged nature.
The Lyrids are an annual meteor shower, falling somewhere between the 16 to 25 April. This year the best time to watch out for them is in the early hours before dawn on 22 April.
Foraging for beginners: learn how to make a simple flowering currant cordial using the bright flowers which bloom from mid-March until May.
Joanna Shimwell embraces the outdoors and all that it throws at her. She has been wild swimming for years and uses it to unhook from modern life.
We caught up with our swim expert Colin Hill about what he has been up to this winter and asked him about his new swim sessions at Another Place, The Lake.
Tips for stargazing in the Lake District at a Dark Sky Discovery Site, or simply join us by the lake on 21 April to watch the Lyrid meteor shower.
There’s so much going on in and round Ullswater in spring. Here’s our pick of what to do when you come and stay. Choose from paddleboarding on the lake, stargazing in the fells and the annual marmalade festival.
We talk to Ernest editor Jo Tinsley about her own slow journey into publishing, her early adventures in the fells and her hopes to uncover more unexpected stories in the North Lakes.