Coronavirus – visiting the Lake District

Coronavirus status – updated June 2

We have taken some time to consider the changes in restrictions that have already come into place as well as those that are likely to come into place, operational advice from the governing bodies of the sports we provide, our tourism representative bodies etc alongside our current situation at Lowick School Bunkhouse and the National Park we operate in.

When lockdown began, we decided to make use of the time to start some refurbishment works that have been in the pipeline for a while and are good for the health and safety of our instructors, and customers. Safe activity provision is currently incompatible with the refurbishment works and Covid requirements and works have been delayed by the virus restrictions.

Although some restrictions are being relaxed there is still a lot of uncertainty about whether and how we can operate as activity providers. To bring some certainty in all the uncertainty we have decided as a family that we will not take any new bookings for dates prior to October 2020.

As we have done until now, any existing booking will receive direct communication.

It has been a difficult decision to make, going against all natural instincts after 17 years of taking people having fun outdoors in the summers but we have to take a lot of different aspects into account, not least of all the health and safety of our family.

We are very excited about the changes we are making at Lowick School Bunkhouse and look forward to updating you as the work progresses as well as welcoming customers old and new to enjoy it and our fabulous Lake District when things become a little more normal.

In the meantime, stay safe and if you do come to the Lake District then do please be aware of the lack of normal facilities currently – there has been a lot of litter and physical destruction of the environment in our area in the hot and sunny weather so please be considerate of others and your environment as you find your way through these strange and still difficult times.
Best wishes

Emma and Johan Hoving