Jul 28

Could you swim from Blackpool to the Isle of Man?

Could you swim from Blackpool to the Isle of Man? That’s the question being asked of swimmers from August to October as part of an exciting new challenge which is running at Palatine Leisure Centre. Using new “Swimtag” technology which measures the distance you travel in the water as well as your stroke speed and …

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Jul 25

Lancaster music festival creates unofficial Bank Holiday

Lancaster Music Festival has decided to create their own unofficial Bank Holiday 9-13 October 2014. This year’s festival is set to be the biggest yet with over 200 acts performing at over 40 locations across the city of Lancaster.  When asked for the thinking behind this idea, festival coordinator Ben Ruth responded, “people kept asking us why we …

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Jul 25

Lakeland Centre launch Europe’s first indoor Via Ferrata

The Lakeland Climbing Centre is set to open Europe’s first indoor Via Ferrata at their Kendal Wall site on Wednesday, 23rd July. Via Ferrata, meaning, “iron way” originated in the Italian Dolomites to make the steep rocky terrain passable by using a series of iron rungs, ladders and bridges.  Via Ferrata’s have grown in popularity …

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