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Get outdoors, spend time in nature… but please be responsible

Whinlatter Forest Just five miles outside Keswick, sits England’s only true mountain forest, Whinlatter. It’s known for its breath-taking views, an abundance of wildlife and myriad of adventure activities for all ages.  Forestry England manages the site with people, wildlife and sustainability at its core. It’s a special place where people can escape from the […]

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Long Meg (Maughanby Circle) – A spell waiting to be broken

Long Meg (Maughanby Circle) – A spell waiting to be broken Stone circles have sparked the imagination from time immemorial.  The best-known stone circle in England, Stonehenge, is turning into a commercial venue with little access for the public. Maughanby Circle, by comparison, known as ‘Long Meg and Her Daughters’, has been left untouched. Visitors […]

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Senhouse Roman Museum to reopen its doors

Britain’s oldest private collection of Roman treasures – sited on the West Cumbrian coast – will re-open its doors to the public for the first time in five months from this Friday 14 August 2020. A series of planned celebrations and events to mark the Senhouse Roman Museum’s 30th anniversary came to an abrupt halt when lockdown began in […]

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Relaxing Getaways and Special Celebrations at Drybeck Farm

Since they opened Drybeck Farm campsite in 2011, Paula and Steve Roberts have worked hard to create a piece of paradise in the heart of the Eden Valley near Armathwaite. Initially, the couple ran a smallholding alongside the camping but Storm Desmond forced them to examine how they used their land which is nestled right […]

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The first complete Bronze Age (1300-800BC) penannular ring to be found in Cumbria, now on display at Tullie House

The first complete Bronze Age (1300-800BC) penannular ring to be found in Cumbria, now on display at Tullie House Discovered by Graham Ingldow in 2019, the complete Bronze Age ring was declared treasure and purchased by Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery. This is the first complete Bronze Age (1300-800BC) penannular ring to be found […]

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The Lake District Coast – Our Coast

The Lake District Coast – Our Coast When we think of escapes and short breaks we usually only consider a bucket list of exotic destinations further afield. But true escapes can be found closer to home and if you really want to get away from it all, you don’t need to look any further than […]

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Something Fishy Going On at The Lake District Coast Aquarium

Something Fishy Going On at The Lake District Coast Aquarium Visitors to the aquarium often ask staff how do we acquire our fish and what happens when they get too big? Well in early January 2020 they could have seen for themselves what happens when we have too many large fish! It is a certain […]

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Westlands Country Park is an Ideal Escape

Westlands Country Park scooped their second national award when they won Best Lodge Escape award in Scotland late last year.  It’s an amazing achievement for the country retreat that is yet to celebrate their second birthday. Westlands pride themselves on offering a variety of perfect escape packages with luxury lodges, the best fly fishing in […]

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Evacuate, Return, Escape – Total Enigma is back home

The Central Plaza saga has been disruptive to the city and the surrounding businesses but local escape rooms, Total Enigma, have suffered more than most due to the unsafe building.  Owner Laura Water was instructed to evacuate her premises on Victoria Viaduct.  Her team rallied, removed the essentials and they set up a new site […]

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Kids Christmas Roundup West Cumbria 2019

Kids Christmas Roundup West Cumbria 2019 – Have a chat with Santa before the big day, get up close and personal with the owls at Muncaster or take in a show… our Kids roundup is full of great ideas. The Adventures of Pinocchio 21 – 24 Dec Rosehill Theatre Oddsocks Productions are bringing ‘The Adventures […]

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