Luxury hotel news - England, Wales & Scotland
28 September 2011
New boat improves access for those at Lake District hotels
Disabled guests staying at accommodation in the Lake District can make the most of the area thanks to a new boat received by Coniston Water.
The £15,000 vessel aims to improve access to the popular stretch of water and has been specially designed to carry disabled passengers.
Both the Lake District National Park and the Environment Agency financed the project to enable anglers to enjoy what the area has to offer, regardless of whether or not they are disabled.
National park director of park services Bob Cartwright said: "The Lake District is a national park for everyone and we must provide facilities for all abilities.
"The national park is genuinely for everyone not just the super-fit athletes."
During the heavy rains of November 2009, guests of hotels in Lake Windermere saw the body of water rise by 157cm throughout the week, which equates to an extra 35.7 billion litres of water.
Luxury Lake District Hotels from Classic British Hotels
Hotels in this region
- Lake District (Lake Windermere)
- Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel