Blog Posts - Cumbria



We need a truly responsive Government

Its not the first time that David Cameron has visited an area of the UK following devastating flooding and made promises over speed and impact of the help that would be provided to residents. Sadly the failure to deliver previously on … Contin...
by IanChisnall on Dec 9, 2015

"Extreme weather is the 'new normal' " says Pentland Centre chair from Paris

Commenting from COP21 on the floods in Cumbria, Lancaster University Professor Gail Whiteman says:“Liz Truss’ comment about how the flood defences in Cumbria were only breached because of extreme weather conditions is rather short sighted. Thanks...
by wembleymatters on Dec 8, 2015

Green Party challenges government on DEFR cuts in wake of Storm Desmond

The inadequate level of funding of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has been called into question by the Green Party after intense flooding in the North West of England.Green Party leader, Natalie Bennett also says that...
by wembleymatters on Dec 7, 2015

A Hike on Hadrian’s Wall Path

Hadrian’s Wall is one of northern Europe’s greatest remnants of the Roman Empire. It was effectively the northernmost border of the entire empire, which in its heyday extended into three continents. Construction of the wall was initiated by Emper...
by EuropeUpClose.com on Sep 4, 2015

Ravenstonedale – Twixt Eden and Lune

I’m still trying to get a decent photograph of the Howgills from the top of Ash Fell. Somehow the weather or the time of day (sun angle) always seems to defeat me. Anyway, here’s my latest and despite its inadequacies I’m using it h...
by Around-England on Apr 23, 2015

The Howgills: The Less-Trodden Cumbrian Fells

The Howgills are much less well known than many of the Cumbrian fells, and yet they’re more accessible than most, being close to the M6 motorway and the towns of Sedbergh and Kendal. Their western slopes are right alongside the motorway as it p...
by Around-England on Jan 24, 2015

Holiday photos and scattering of Coco's ashes.

We took Coco's ashes away on holiday with us and scattered them at Coniston water on Christmas day It's one of Sheba's favourite places for a swim and is nice and quiet with beautiful scenery so Sheba and Cody will be joining Coco when there time com...
by Sheba's Life Story on Jan 4, 2015

#FindJasper.

Instead of sharing an adoptable dog I'm going to share Jasper who's been missing since the 2nd November in the hope we can get him reunited with his owner. Jasper is nearly 5  years old and microchipped.Adam Nolan‎Striding Edge - www.stridinge...
by Sheba's Life Story on Nov 4, 2014

Around-England is now in Kirkby Stephen

Kirkby Stephen is a village in the Eden Valley, Cumbria, popular with walkers on the surrounding fells and on the route of the Coast to Coast walk from St. Bees to Robin Hood’s Bay devised by Alfred Wainwright in the early 1970s. It is now also...
by Around-England on Oct 7, 2014

Holiday photos of #Tarn Hows.

This is one of our favourite places and walks in the Lake District Tarn Hows when we are up in the Lakes on holiday we always pay a visit.Follow me I know the way.Looking down on Tarn Hows from the top road.The views and scenery are breathtaking.The...
by Sheba's Life Story on Jun 26, 2014

Wordless Wednesday (More holiday photos)

Me with Dad and Grandma.Me walking with Mum.Me all muckied up after a mud bath.Me waiting for Mum and Grandma to catch up.I wonder if there's a short cut down there.It's a bit strange when you stop to for a picnic and a cow sticks it's head through t...
by Sheba's Life Story on Jun 25, 2014

Just got back off Holiday.

This is were we stayed on holiday. Keen Ground Cottage Hawkshead, Cumbria.The history of Hawkshead.Some more history and photos of Hawkshead, Cumbria.Well it's back to reality again now, we all had a great time lovely walks and fantastic weather I do...
by Sheba's Life Story on Jun 24, 2014

Grace and Mary - Melvyn Bragg

I really liked this novel, set in Cumbria, which tells of John, who is in his seventies, and his mother Mary, in her nineties, and of her mother Grace. The chapters take us back and forth between days in Grace's life and those of John visiting Mary i...
by The Little Reader Library on May 7, 2014

First outdoors trip of the year

After what feels like an eternity It’s finally time to dust down the old camping gear in the garage, check everything is ship-shape and head off for the fells of Cumbria and the adventure capital of The Lakes - Keswick. Eight days of camping,...
by James' Travel/Adventure Blog on Apr 7, 2014

Top 5 English Getaways

Not everyone can be born in a castle. Or even a manor house. Heck, some people haven't even seen a real castle or manor house, much less lived in one. If you're anything like me, you watch TV shows like Downton Abbey and films like Pride and Prejudic...
by Picture Britain on Mar 5, 2014

Some random holiday pics.

The one thing I liked about the holiday was all the locals were so trusting, all the farmers sold there produce from all the little lanes and house owners would sell homemade jams and chutneys from outside there homes with an honesty box to put your...
by Sheba's Life Story on Feb 11, 2014

Beatrix Potter Hill Top House

~ Beatrix Potter Hill Top House ~ Hey, do you want to see the house where the author of the Peter Rabbit series books lived?  Oh goody, me too!  Let’s hop back to our childhood imagination.... Head over for more and thank you for subscribing...
by Housekaboodle on Feb 5, 2014

Carlisle: Church, Castle, and Café

You may have never heard of Carlisle, so sit down and let me give you a brief synopsis. It is a city in Cumbria, home to about 75, 000 people, two rugby clubs, and one 16th century curse. That was very brief, but wait a moment and I'll go further in...
by Picture Britain on Jan 30, 2014

More holiday photos ( Wray Castle )

Sorry I've got know photos of the Castle, It's the parking area for a lovely walk along Lake Windermere.Information about Wray Castle here and here.Google images of Wray Castle here.Me having a good sniff.Lake Windermere.Me having a good splash.
by Sheba's Life Story on Jan 13, 2014

Holiday photos of Tarn Hows.

This is one of our favourite walks when on holiday. Tarn Hows is a well known beauty spot with well maintained paths suitable for all ages and the disabled. The car parking is run by the National Trust and not cheap but all the money does go back int...
by Sheba's Life Story on Jan 12, 2014


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