Monday, 28 March 2016

Stonyhurst to host Food & Drink Festival

Set in the grounds of the magnificent grade 1 listed building, Stonyhurst college near Clitheroe in Lancashire has been chosen as the home for a Food & Drink Festival, which will be held for three days between the 8th - 10th April 2016. Gates open at 10am each day.

The Great British Food Festival organisers have added a number of new attractions for this year and Daniel Maycock, organiser said, '' We really enjoyed last Easter holidays here at Stonyhurst and we are back bigger than ever. We've added a BBQ demo area and cooking from a camper demo, as well as even more tasty street food and top producers. Again this year we are incorporating the popular Stonyhurst Spring Fayre so there will also be lots of gifts and craft stalls inside the college as well.''

As well as stalls, there are demonstrations taking place from local and celebrity chefs showcasing their signature dishes and bakes. Local chefs include Patrick Beaume from the award-winning Cartford Inn and Maurizo Bocchi from restaurant La Locanda. Lovers of the Great British Bake Off will be able to see Luis Troyano - finalist from 2014, sharing his baking passion. 

BBQ lovers will recognise Tony Smith - finalist of ITV's BBQ Champ, who will be running demonstrations throughout the weekend, with tips to get the most flavour. 

Each day, bakers will have the chance to enter the Cake Off, which will be held at 1.30pm each day with prizes for the winners.

Kids Cookery Classes will also be taking place and can be booked on-line or on the day at the Information Point for £3.50 per child. There's also a 'kids come free day' on Friday 8th.

There will also, of course, be a variety of great food and drink exhibitors show casing a range of delicious local and regional products.

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Thursday, 17 March 2016

Team Building Afternoon

FootGolf team building afternoons are just perfect for your company's away day. You can arrive from lunch time and enjoy 9 or 18 holes of FootGolf on our glorious golf course, accompanied by your very own course marshal who will guide you around the course and offer help, or another football should yours end up in a pond! Enjoy our views over Pendle Hill and if you're lucky, on a clear day you might even see Blackpool Tower. Our FootGolf course is changeling enough for the keen sports person but also fun enough for those beginners amongst the ranks.

After FootGolf, you have use of our changing facilities to glam up, ready for our buffet which includes a wide selection of food to suit all tastes, and is just what you need after working up an appetite. Relax and unwind in our court yard garden which is the perfect sun trap on summer days.

'I really enjoyed a wonderful afternoon of FootGolf with work colleagues. The setting was beautiful and helped along by a glorious afternoon of sunshine. The staff were extremely helpful and happy which made the experience even more pleasurable. I personally neither play golf or football but still had a lot of fun. I would highly recommend to all.' Claire

'What a truly fantastic way to spend our Summer Company Afternoon out! Had a fantastic time, ...It was so straightforward to organise and the staff at the hotel and golf resort were 100%, couldn't fault them. The buffet was delicious and we picked a lovely day weather-wise, which made it absolutely spot on! Well done Mytton Fold,... we'll be back I'm sure.' Jayne

Saturday, 12 March 2016

Disabled Access Day

The first Disabled Access Day was held on Saturday 17th January 2015. It saw an amazing 261 venue taking place, spreading across 11 countries. Following on from this success the second event has been arranged for Saturday 12th March 2016, and it looks set to be bigger and better than last year.

Disabled Access Day was created when Paul Ralph, a power-chair user's local bus company held a 'try it out day'. Paul explained: ''Prior to this, I had not used the bus network in my home-town because I was unsure how the ramp operated, how ticketing worked and if my power-chair would fit.
I attended a demonstration organised by the local bus company with the opportunity to explore a stationary bus. Extra staff were on hand to explain the process of getting on and off safely. There was ample time to become familiar with the layout of the bus and with what you need to know as a wheelchair using passenger - I'm now a frequent bus user.
Chatting with friends, I thought how great it would be if there was similar initiatives, including some more informal events, happening across the country on one specific day.
The idea of encouraging disabled people to also try something new that day appeared and out of it came the idea of Disabled Access Day.''

Disabled Access Day is sponsored by Euan's Guide - which is a listing and review site that helps disabled people and their families know which venues are truly accessible.

Co-Founder of Euan's Guide, Kiki MacDonald explains: ''We were inspired by the idea of Disabled Access Day and the potential for it to increase the numbers of conversations between venues and disabled people, as well as to raise the profile of disabled access. We were delighted by the backing from many venues, organisations and businesses that got involved, in particular their appetite to improve their own accessibility and to get more feedback from disabled people.
The first Disabled Access Day was really a pilot, achieved with very little resources but lots of drive to improve disabled access, to showcase some of the good practice and to try out some new places! Given the limited resources the project had, we were blown away by the results, and hope that next time will be much, much bigger.''

Here at Mytton Fold, we are proud of our NAS (National Accessible Scheme) Level 2 Award. We have 3 fully accessible bedrooms which feature wet-room's. Our lounge bar and restaurant are both located on the ground floor and our reception desk has a lowed desk.

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Thursday, 10 March 2016

Chipping Steam Fair

Chipping Steam Fair was first held in 1998 to raise funds for a new village hall. It has since grown year after year and is now a firm fixture in the calendar of many enthusiasts.

The fair is held each year, spanning three days over the last Bank Holiday weekend in May. It takes place at the Green Lane Show ground which is just under a mile outside the village of Chipping towards Clitheroe.

Attractions such as full sized and miniature steam engines, military vehicles and classic cars, to name but a few, along with a large climbing wall and fairground rides ensure there is something to keep all the family entertained.

2016 dates have been confirmed as Saturday 28th, Sunday 29th and Monday 30th May and it looks set to be bigger and better than ever before.

Saturday, 5 March 2016

Mother's Day Breakfast Ideas

Want to say thanks to mum for being one in a million. Start the day as you mean to go on and treat her to a delicious breakfast in bed. 

Here's a few ideas you could try:
Pear & Cinnamon Bircher Muesli
Oaty Chocolate Mocha
Eggy Brekkie Bread with Fruit Kebabs
Oaty Yoghurt with Nuts

Maybe, mum would prefer brunch, with all the family around the table after a leisurely lie in. 

Here's some idea's for you to choose:
Granola Pancakes
Sausage and Tomato Frittata
Breakfast Topped Bread
Scrambled Omelette with Cherry Tomatoes

There's always the traditional full English breakfast, or if your cooking skills leave a lot to be desired simple toast and cereal will be appreciated!

However you decide to treat your mum this Mother's Day, we hope she has a wonderful day!

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Thursday, 3 March 2016


Simply take two great sports, football and golf and combine them to create FootGolf, the fastest growing sport in the world. To put it simply, you play golf with your feet. There's no heavy clubs to carry around and no need to speed hours on the course. All you need is some trainers, a size 5 football, your friends and an hour or two.

There are 10 basic rules to follow:

  1. Wear golf apparel all the time
  2. Your ball must be easy to identify
  3. Review the score card and wait your turn. Make sure your kick will not interfere with other players.
  4. The ball must be played in a single movement. Your foot should be set separate from the ball, clearly behind, before the kick.
  5. Wait to play until the ball has completely come to rest. (It is not legal to stop the ball from rolling with the wind)
  6. Kick off your ball from a position up to two meters behind round markers
  7. Play the ball from where it lies: it's not allowed to move the ball or remove jammed objects.
  8. The player farthest from the hole, is the first to kick the ball.
  9. If the ball lands in a water hazard, retrieve it within 2 steps from the closest land point from where the ball entered the water.
  10. Only on the greens may the balls be picked up to be cleaned or replaced.  

If you fancy giving it a go, we play each Sunday from 2pm and it's just £10 per person for 18 holes.

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Mytton Fold Golf News

Great finale to the Winter Season

Only 7 points separated the top 4 in this year's Winter Pairs, after Saturday's final Winter series round. Wayne Ivinson / John Welch, Richard Greaves / Gary Aldred, John Whittaker / Paul Clegg and Nick Avino / Martin Holden contested the Sunday final.
The cream rising to the top were John Whittaker and Paul Clegg shooting 38 on Sunday, complementing the 41 they scored on Saturday.
Second was Richard Greaves and Gary Aldred just three shots behind, topping off a great Winter Series for Gary, who also took top honours in the Winter Order of Merit, a full 30 points ahead of second place Michael Kelbie, with John Berry third.
Taking third place in the Pairs was long time leaders Wayne Ivinson and John Welch, with Captain Nick Avino and Martin Holden taking fourth.
With the Summer season due to start this weekend, this year's summer handicaps will be published on the notice board before this weekend's Texas Scramble. Also a new competition has been added to the honours list sponsored by Captain Nick Avino, the ''King of Birdies'' will be awarded to the player who scores, wait for it, the most birdies in the season. Table will be published in the newsletter.

Attention - Attention - Attention

This year's first Summer season competition has had the date brought forward from Sunday 6th March to Saturday 5th March; 09:30 shotgun start time remains the same.

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