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Mountain Rescue Donation

22 March 2015 / Charity / News / Guests

Thank you to all our guests and visitors for their help in supporting Langdale & Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team.

Together this year we raised £129.48

With your help in 2015 we can do even better!

LAMRT donaton

Donations are collected at Thorney How at reception as guests check in or check out.

We also ask for voluntary contributions for all our film screenings and for electric car charging.

You can also now make a contribution when booking online via our own website.

FairBooking
Thorney How also contributes for every booking received via GoLakes Fair Booking


The Lone Ranger - This Week's Film

19 March 2015 / Events / Arts / Film

Film Screening Saturday 21st March at 8.30pm
The Lone Ranger (2013) 149 min – [ PG-13 ]

This film event is free – recommended donation to Mountain Rescue £2

Director: Gore Verbinski
Starring: Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, William Fichtner
Genre: Action | Adventure | Western

Native American warrior Tonto recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid, a man of the law, into a legend of justice.

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The Lone Ranger - Film Poster

In the 1930s, an elderly Tonto tells a young boy the tale of John Reid, the Lone Ranger. An idealistic lawyer, he rides with his brother and fellow Texas Rangers in pursuit of the notorious Butch Cavendish. Ambushed by the outlaw and left for dead, John Reid is rescued by the renegade Comanche, Tonto, at the insistence of a mysterious white horse and offers to help him to bring Cavendish to justice. Becoming a reluctant masked rider with a seemingly incomprehensible partner, Reid pursues the criminal against all obstacles. However, John and Tonto learn that Cavendish is only part of a far greater injustice and the pair must fight it in an adventure that would make them a legend.

Philip French review – Guardian – 11th August 2013
Johnny Depp is terrific as Tonto in an action-packed, if overlong, movie that focuses on the crime-fighting duo’s early years

31% Tomatometer
Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp make for an appealing pair of leads, but they’re not enough to make up for The Lone Ranger’s bland script, bloated length, and blaring action overkill.

Film starts 8.30pm – free admission – recommended donation to Mountain Rescue £2
Joining us for food – we have or main weekend evening menu options available from £10.95 or £14.25 for 2 courses– please book ahead.

Accommodation also available – Book Now

More film information here – The Lone Ranger (2013) IDMB


We're Hiring

17 March 2015 / Jobs

We’re recruiting for the 2015 season.

Full Time General Assistant needed March – October 2015

We have a busy full year ahead and we’re confident that you will enjoy working with our close family team and other co-workers.

Simply Quackers
You’ll need to be a bit quackers to work here!

Seasonal General Assistant

Required straight away, we’re expecting a busy few months ahead!

Hours per week: 37.5
Salary: £6.50 per hour – to be reviewed after 3 month probationary period.
Accommodation: There is no accommodation with this post.
Start date: March, as soon as possible.

Download a Job Description here:
General Assistant Job Description 2015

Thorney How
A busy rural hostel in South Lakeland with up to 50 beds in 12 rooms with a full catering offer and licensed premises. We offer accommodation, food and drink for events, parties, weddings as well as individual travellers, walkers and groups. We need an enthusiastic energetic team player with the ability to perform general hostel duties including front of house, service, cleaning, some basic catering and bar work.

Situated off the beaten track directly on the Coast to Coast pathway and under Helm Crag in Grasmere. Thorney How is a listed building sitting in 2.25 acres of grounds, so you may even find yourself working in the garden. Must like cats, and of course people, we also have hens, ducks and sheep! It is useful to have an interest in the outdoors and to have a good sense of humour.

See full job description above.

This position may be extended for up to a further year.

To apply: please send a letter of application stating relevant experience and your interest in working at Thorney How. We recommend that you read our website before making an application. It is essential that you communicate to us your your plans for being based locally, please be aware that we will not be providing you with accommodation.

Please include at least two relevant and recent references and send to Carolyn Nuttall carolyn@thorneyhow.co.uk

Those that meet the above criteria will be asked to attend an interview.


Under The Skin - This Week's Film

13 March 2015 / Events / Film

Film Screening Saturday 14th March at 8.30pm

Under The Skin (2014) 108 min – [ R ]

This film event is free – recommended donation to Mountain Rescue £2

Director: Wes Anderson
Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy McWilliams, Lynsey Taylor Mackay
Genre: Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

A mysterious woman seduces lonely men in the evening hours in Scotland. Events lead her to begin a process of self-discovery.

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An alien in human form is on a journey through Scotland.

Peter Bradshaw review – Guardian – 13th March 2014
‘Very erotic, very scary’
Jonathan Glazer’s sci-fi horror-flick, starring Scarlett Johansson as an extraterrestrial roaming Glasgow in a white van, picking up men, is visually stunning and deeply disturbing

85% Tomatometer
It’s message may prove elusive for some, but with absorbing imagery and a mesmerizing performance from Scarlett Johansson, Under the Skin is a haunting viewing experience.

Film starts 8.30pm – free admission – recommended donation to Mountain Rescue £2
Joining us for food – we have or main weekend evening menu options available from £10.95 or £14.25 for 2 courses– please book ahead.

Accommodation also available – Book Now

More film information here – Under The Skin (2014) IDMB