R is for Relax

The dictionary definition states that to relax is ‘to make or become less tense or anxious’.

At Low Wood Bay, we have designed our resort around this very achievable aim.

Relaxation doesn’t mean sitting in a darkened room away from the madding crowd. There are as many different ways to unwind and de-stress as there are individuals. For some, it will mean a leisurely few hours in The Spa at Low Wood Bay, with a choice of muscle easing treatments and specialist products. For another it might mean an adrenaline fuelled hour learning to rise above the lake on a Flyboard. Perhaps it’s a walk in the Lakeland countryside on the fells above Low Wood Bay, a cruise on the lake, or simply a stunning lake view from your comfortable Low Wood Bay bedroom.

Good food very often plays its part in helping us kick back, pack up our troubles and relax. We have a range of great eateries around the Low Wood Bay resort. Blue Smoke on the Bay is our woodfired grill experience, serving up international dishes in a wonderful setting overlooking the lake. The Windermere blends stately grandeur with an unpretentious and friendly atmosphere, serving up a real sense of occasion. For a casual cup of coffee, or healthy juice or shake, Norman’s juice bar in The Atrium provides a warm welcome and cosy haven of comfort – perfect for losing yourself in a good book.  

Our Top 10 ways to Relax while your at Low Wood Bay

If relaxation is high on your priority list while your with us, we have the perfect list of things to do to make sure you leave relaxed.

Take a Thermal Journey

This is three hours of total relaxation. Start your journey with fluffy bathrobe and slippers and a friendly welcome from Low Wood Bay’s Spatenders. Choose how you move around the different thermal experiences – indoor pool with thermal currents, bubble spa and relaxation lounge, dry salt room, herbal infusions, outdoor sauna and hot tubs and Fellside Pool with amazing views over the lake.

Thermal Journey | R is for Relax | Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa

It’s easy to add to the experience by ordering lunch in Blue Smoke on the Bay or Afternoon Tea in Langdale Lounge or the Atrium.

View our Thermal Journeys

Or call our Spa team to book yours
015394 39303

Indoor and Outdoor Exercise

It might sound like a contradiction in terms to some, but a workout in Low Wood Bay’s state of the art gym, or in one of our fun, high energy exercise classes releases those feel good endorphins. The result is a more refreshed and relaxed you.

Our Summer Class Timetable has over fifty classes a week. Proving very popular are the classes on the lawn at Low Wood.  Outdoor Circuits, or Outdoor Body Blast combines high impact exercise with a great view over the lake.

Float Fit | R is for Relax | Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa

Cool down and rest your muscles with a soak in the 50 ft Health Club pool, the Infrared Sauna, Steam Room, Jacuzzi or Hot Tubs.

Eat Healthy

Sometimes going on holiday means putting your healthy food choices on hold for a week or more. Not so at Low Wood Bay. Relax, knowing we have some extra healthy on-the-go options available. The team at Norman’s will whizz up a high energy juice, healthy smoothie or a vitamin-packed smoothie bowl. Everything is freshly prepared with the best ingredients and served in The Atrium, the sociable hub of the resort.

R is for Relax | Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa

Explore the Lake

From Motorboats to Pedalos, you decide your pace. Our steering wheel controlled-motorboats have 6 hp engines and take up to six people. Perfect for taking a leisurely journey up Lake Windermere. There are public jetties along the eastern shore of the lake making it easy to explore Lake District villages and attractions.  

Fancy a fishing trip? Our fleet includes fishing boats, again with 6 hp engines. We can also supply oars, an anchor and a fishing guide to Windermere, giving you the best chance of a catch of the day.

Motorboat Hire | R is for Relax | Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa

Brunch at Blue Smoke

If you are not ready to eat at breakfast, or you just fancy a relaxing lie in, there’s always the option of our weekend Blue Smoke Brunch. Take a comfy seat overlooking the lake, and the team will serve fresh fruit juice, a smoothie bowl or ‘Fresh & Fruity’ dish and something from the ‘Egg & Others’ selection. Choose the finishing touch from a wide range of teas and coffees, sit back and enjoy that lazy-day brunch vibe.

Brunch at Blue Smoke on the Bay

Lost in the Lakes Spa Day

We have a whole host of Spa Days for you to choose from. Lost in the Lakes spa package is a great place to start.  Choose from one of three hour long treatments – Head to Toe Massage, Himalayan Salt Body Scrub, Total Face Treatment. The package also includes full use of the indoor and outdoor thermal Spa facilities, including Dry Salt, Coconut Steam, Herbal Infusions and the gentle currents of our Spa pool. Outdoors, enjoy stunning views over the lake in our Fellside pool, outdoor sauna and hot tubs. All this relaxing works up an appetite for Afternoon Tea or a 2-course Lunch. What’s not to love?

View our Range of Spa Days

Or call our Spa team to book yours 

015394 39303

Lost in the Lakes Spa Day

Lake District Walk

The Lake District is a spider’s web of amazing walks, high and low treks, beautiful panoramic views and scenic sites for a picnic stop.  Low Wood Bay has it’s very own circular walk from the doorstep. It’s approximately 3.5 miles (5.6 km), and we recommend taking around 2 hours, plus extra for refreshments at Waterhead.  The circular path will lead you up the hill behind Low Wood Bay, through the local farm and along a bridle path to Jenkin Crag with a beautiful view down Lake Windermere. A short section through woods takes you down to our sister hotel, Waterhead, right by the lake. This is a perfect stopping off point for a coffee, cold drink or snack, before heading back along path and a short section of roadside to Low Wood Bay.  

Ask the Concierge at Low Wood Bay for our printed maps.

Lake District Walks


There is nothing like a massage to soothe, relax and revitalise. At The Spa at Low Wood Bay we have a comprehensive range of treatments, each one allowing you to personalise it to your preferences. In consultation with your therapist, get the best massage for you. Choose the type of pressure you would like – deep, medium or light. We also have a range of Berry & Birch and Espa body oils to best suit your needs. This is a bespoke approach to massage, putting you in charge.  Treatments are from 30 minutes to 90 minutes. Take a look at Berry & Birch Tailor Made, ESPA Iconic Triple Treatment or Berry & Birch Body Melt, and many more.  

View our Range of Massages

Or call our Spa team to book yours 

015394 39303

Massage | The Spa at Low Wood Bay

Sauna Meister Experience

A unique experience all the way from Finland. Our Aufguss Sauna Meister Experience gives you the ultimate relaxation in our Fellside Sauna. The whole experience lasts 30 minutes while our Sauna Meister uses towels to agitate the air and lessen the intensity of the heat in the sauna. This allows your to breathe in the relaxing essence-infused air. The best way to finish this experience is with an exhilarating fresh cold water drench outside the sauna. 

The Sauna Meister Experience is on at set times throughout the day and cost £15 per person. Ask at the Health Club reception for times that day and to book. 

Sauna Meister Experience

Best Night’s Sleep

At Low Wood Bay we do everything we can to make your stay at the hotel as comfortable as possible. This is particularly true when it comes to the quality of your sleep. Your snuggly towelling robes are freshly laundered on site. Our Turndown Service will offer you some Tea Pigs Snooze sleep tea, a delicious blend of apple, lavender and chamomile to help aid a good night’s sleep.

Our quality mattresses are to our own bespoke design, and manufactured by Feathers & Springs, a local family business.  Add a little spray of White Company pillow mist with hints of lavender, again supplied by our Turndown Service and you are ready for a relaxing sleep. See you at breakfast!  

Turn Down Service at Low Wood Bay


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