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Make a Day of It in West Cumbria

Make the most of your ‘staycation’ with these great days out right on your doorstep. Not jetting off anywhere exoctic this year? There’s plenty going on to keep the kids busy for the whole six week holiday. With lots of great days out to be had in west Cumbria, we can’t promise that the sun […]

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Hidden Secrets At The Beacon

It’s been a busy summer so far at The Beacon Museum and shows no signs of slowing down as they announce their newest exhibition for the autumn. After the success of the live snake handling sessions, which continue to run until 2 September, the museum will welcome another first this autumn, as six human skeletons […]

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Kids Swim For Just 10p This Summer

With the return of 10p swims across Allerdale, this summer is the perfect time to enjoy Workington’s brand new swimming pool.   All children aged 16 and under will be able to take advantage of the offer at the swimming pool in Workington, as well as the leisure centres in Cockermouth and Keswick, all of […]

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Summer Holiday Days Out

Make a Day of It Make the most of your ‘staycation’ with these great days out right on your doorstep. Not jetting off anywhere exoctic this year? Don’t despair just yet, there’s plenty of great days out to be had where you are. Whether you’re wondering how to keep the whole family entertained over the […]

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Days Out in West Cumbria

Words: Arran George, Sarah Sinclair The days are getting hotter and the supermarket shelves are getting full up with disposable BBQ’s, summer is here. But if the thought of endless, empty days stretching out in front of you fills you with dread, worry no more. We have made note of some fun, family friendly activities […]

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Slither To The Beacon Museum

This summer, The Beacon presents an opportunity to explore more about the lives of some of the earth’s most feared and misunderstood creatures. In recent months an increasing number of Adders have been spotted our region. The Adder prefers woodland, grassland and coastal areas for its habitat and can often be found under a rock […]

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Can You Unlock The Secret Of Lakes Escapes

Lakes Escapes challenged us at The Guide to channel our inner Sherlock, in the Baker Street Room. But could we crack West Cumbria’s first live escape room? For a group of five people who had never tackled an escape room before, or even really knew what to expect, we arrived feeling optimistic. We were about […]

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What’s Coming Up At The Beacon Museum

Friday 19th May- Evening with renowned Piracy expert Angus Konstam On Friday 19th May at 7pm the Museum will be hosting a talk from world renowned piracy historian Angus Konstam. Angus has a naval background and has specialised on the subject through years of research based  around the world. He has authored over 60 books on […]

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The West Cumbria Guide Issue 3 April/May

A Word from the Editor It only seems like yesterday I was wishing you all a happy New Year, but here we are finally at the start of spring. Nothing shouts spring is finally here more than the sight of lambs dancing through the fields, daffodils lining the roadside and hundreds of chocolate eggs filling […]

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Guide Girls Aim for the Top

In February, Aim Point Air Rifles and Accessories in Cockermouth opened the gates to their brand new shooting range.   As part of our ‘girls just want to have fun’ series, Sarah and I pulled on our wellies and decided to head over to Aim Point Air Rifle and Pistol range to try our hand […]

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