Be active and inspire others!

12th February 2019

Cumbrian Girls Can link the amazing research, and inspiration from the national This Girl Can campaign to communities across Cumbria.

We are so lucky to have such an amazing county, for some to enjoy on an everyday basis and others to visit frequently or occasionally.

There are so many ways to be active from walking the fells to wild swimming and fitting a few squats or hula hooping in between doing other stuff, the trick is to find something that suits you, and to set realistic goals for yourself.

We love to celebrate active women to inspire others. So this is what women are telling us about being active:

“I go orienteering all over Cumbria. I currently run for Lakeland Orienteering Club, we moved up here to the Lake District 18 months ago and haven’t looked back!

This photo is a selfie I took whilst orienteering at Whinlatter recently, it was a beautiful, but chilly day and was just so nice to be out there almost by myself, using just the map and compass to plan my own route to try and locate as many controls as I could within the time limit.

This is why we moved to Cumbria, and why I am now a Cumbria Girl that can!” – Ali, South Lakes

“For me, and I’m sure many other women out there, life is a fast treadmill and I make sure I take time out.

I love getting out on the fells for a run and thinking about nothing more than where my next step is totally clearing my mind. I know this helps me reduce my stress levels and maintain my wellbeing.” – Kathryn, Workington.

Image of Kathryn on the Lake District Fells

“I have always been a water baby, and the feeling of being on the water is relaxing and thrilling for me plus the enjoyment of being around nature and wildlife. Being active and outdoors helps me feel happier in myself, provides my brain a sense of clarity and being able to switch off from day to day stress in life builds my inner strength and confidence.” – Lisa, North Lakes.

Lisa canoeing in the Lake District

There is a huge variety of ways to get moving, the challenge is to find something that suits you, whether it is a personal challenge, an outdoor adventure, a team sport, an activity class or any sort of work out at home or on holiday, in the garden or the park. Being active provides an opportunity to have your own space, or to spend time with others.

Let us know how you get on, share your experience on Facebook and tag us by clicking here  You don’t know who you might inspire!

Find out more about the national ‘This Girl Can’ campaign by clicking here 

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3rd May, 2019

Sawmill Cottage Reviews

5 Star Review on Trip Advisor

“Lovely Cottage in a Perfect Location”

Stayed at Sawmill Cottage last week for a family reunion and we all loved it.

Great having the four en-suite bedrooms which are all a good size and nice big showers too, not to mention the beds which were soooo comfy.

The cottage is nice and spacious so eight of us didn’t feel crowded at all. It has recently been refurbished so has nice modern appliances and fittings yet manages to keep its old cottage feeling Lovely patio/garden area with a bench perfect for relaxing and looking out for the dippers and wagtails sitting on the rocks in the river.

Simon was extremely helpful, always quickly responding to any queries that we had.

We would definitely stay here again but my only concern about giving it a glowing review is that it’s going to be fully booked up and we may not be able to get in 😊 – John Mason, Lichfield Staffordshire

26th April, 2019

Weavers Cottages Reviews

5 out of 5 Review on Home Away

“Beautiful Cottage in Pretty Cartmel”

We had a lovely stay in Weaver’s Cottage.

The accommodation is welcoming and comfortable, with amenities and luxury touches that add quality to the stay.

The cottage is spacious and light and sleeps 8 in 4 double rooms. Cartmel has lots to offer in terms of walks and amazing food. It’s a good base from which to explore the Lakes – Sarah Ford

19th April, 2019

Sawmill Cottage Reviews

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Hi Simon,

We had a great time, what an amazing cottage and an amazing area to stay.

The cottage was great, well equipped and provided plenty of space for us all, without being on top of each other.  We did visit Rogan and Co for a meal in Cartmel, which was also lovely.

Thank you again for your clear instructions and communications, we will definitely recommend this cottage to others.

Kind regards

Rachel Squires