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Kendal Calling 2012 reveals line up for Chai Wallahs

Kendal Calling 2012 reveals line up for Chai Wallahs FESTIVAL DATES: FRIDAY 27TH – SUNDAY 29TH JULY 2012Lowther Deer Park, Hackthorpe, The Lake DistrictTICKET PRICE: £105 ADULT / £50 11-15YR OLDS / UNDER 11 FREETickets available at&nbs...
by MusicMafiaUK on May 24, 2012

My holiday picks from Homeaway.co.uk

Even though the terrible sleep problem persists (see The Cruelty of Sleep Deprivation) we are trying to get on with things and have turned our attention to lovely thoughts about our next holiday. Going on holiday with children is completely different...
by Bargain Mummy Buys on May 1, 2012

Top 10 Best Views in Britain

Top 10 Best Views in Britain | With its rolling hills, lush countryside and stunning cities, Britain has lots of great spots for enjoying dramatic and heat-stirring views. Feast your eyes on some of Britain’s most spectacular scenery as we...
by Akademi Fantasia Travel on Apr 30, 2012

Lake District Walking Guides

I recently showed on this blog several slimline economy-priced Lake District walking guides of the kind that are easily slipped into a pocket for an afternoon out. Today the selection is more substantial, more for slipping into a rucksack pocket than...
by The Lake District in Books on Apr 26, 2012

I Spent My Holiday Hiking within the Lake District

The Lake District is one of the loveliest places, that you can ever go to within the United Kingdom. This can be simply because it really is endowed having a quantity of all-natural attractions, that consist of lakes at the same time as a mountain wh...

Lake District Goings On

Recent news from around the Lake District includes a story in the Westmorland Gazette that the National Park Authority is now looking forward to further plans for the future of its Brockhole visitor centre by the shore of Windermere. Much has been do...
by Around-England on Apr 11, 2012

Ospreys and Mountain Bikes in the Lake District

Great news for the osprey watchers of the Lake District.  BBC News Cumbria reports A female osprey has been spotted in Cumbria at the start of the nesting season. …. The unidentified female was spotted on a nest near Keswick on Friday...
by Around-England on Apr 3, 2012

Cockermouth Georgian Fair

Cockermouth is well known as the poet Wordsworth’s birthplace and is visited by many during their Lake District holidays. In addition to places like the Wordsworth House that are open all year long Cockermouth also has several major events at d...
by Around-England on Mar 24, 2012

National Park Extensions – Consultation Ending

I spent this morning away from the usual Friday morning work on my web sites to put the finishing touches to a submission to the Secretary of State for the Environment and send it off by email. Today is the final day to say whether you approve or dis...
by Around-England on Mar 16, 2012

Lake District Accidents – and Reactions!

As I was looking through some recent news stories this afternoon three stood out to me. They were all about accidents, but more than that, they were about how people responded to the accidents. Sadly, Another Lake District Mountain Death In the first...
by Around-England on Mar 5, 2012

Beatrix Potter in the Lake District

Beatrix Potter is one of the names that quickly comes to many people’s minds when they think of the Lake District. However, unlike William and Dorothy Wordsworth, she was not native Cumbrian. She was a London-born lady who fell in love with the...
by Around-England on Mar 2, 2012

Ullswater and Patterdale in the English Lake District

This past weekend my wife and I took a short trip by Ullswater, mostly in the car. I wasn’t very energetic but wanted to be outside so we drove from Appleby to Glenridding and up into Patterdale as far as the Brotherswater Inn. It wasn’t...
by Around-England on Feb 29, 2012

Copper Mines in the Lake District

This morning I was reading about Mongolia, and it reminded me of Coniston. Why? Because the news report was about the world’s largest still-undeveloped deposit of copper, and the Coniston copper mines were once an important source of that vital...
by The Lake District in Books on Feb 23, 2012

Lake District Walking and a 3D Map

Today we have a new walking guide , an excellent companion to Cicerone’s earlier volume, . Then we have a new Lake District map, this time not one designed to give detailed information while out and about, such as the various types of map we di...
by The Lake District in Books on Feb 22, 2012

Westmorland and National Park Expansion

Google just now served me a link to an LDNPA document, dated today, discussing alternatives for the Park authority’s position on the extension of national park boundaries, and in particular the proposal from Natural England that substantial par...
by Around-England on Feb 22, 2012

Lake District History & Now: Axe Heads to SatNavs

Today’s title reflects just some of the eclectic content below, with ancient axe heads, charcoal burning, water-powered fulling mills, train crashes, a Roman helmet, today’s forests, map reading skills and even an international treaty. La...
by Around-England on Feb 21, 2012

Lake District History and the Future

I was writing a piece on my “Lake District in Books” site when it occurred to me how much material I’d written there over recent months referring to the history of the region. This post is substantially a survey of things I’ve...
by Around-England on Feb 14, 2012

First National Marmalade Week

The first ever National Marmalade Week will takes place from 25 February – 3 March 2012, commencing with The 7th annual World’s Original Marmalade Awards & Festival at Dalemain in the... [[ Please note this is an article summary. For...
by FoodOnABudget on Feb 13, 2012

The Big Walks of the North, by David Bathurst

This book, , is not specifically about walking in the Lake District but as some of the long distance walks included here involve parts of Cumbria I decided we could stretch a point, especially as the Independent has listed it at number three in its &...
by The Lake District in Books on Feb 11, 2012

England’s Landscape: The North West

This book, by Angus Winchester and Alan Crosby was published in 2006 by English Heritage. It is No. 8 in a series covering the regions of England and includes chiefly the three historic (as distinct from current administrative) counties of Lancashire...
by The Lake District in Books on Feb 10, 2012


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