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Our Solway – Empty, fascinating and beautiful

Our Solway – Summer may mean sandy beaches for many people but there’s no need to head for far-flung shores when you have the Costa Del Solway on your doorstep.  Tourists pile into the lake district, yet our coastline is ignored and with huge swathes of sandy beaches dotted with charming villages, it’s Cumbria’s best-kept […]

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Solfest… Celebrating 15 Years of Festival Fun

You’d better get your hands on some tickets for this years Solfest because it’s going to be something special.  The much-loved event has been struggling under debt recently but thanks to tireless fundraising by organisers and the arrival of new directors, Solfest will be back from the 23rd to the 25th of August. Since its […]

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Unwind with Forest Bathing at Whinlatter

Shinrin-Yoku, the Japanese art of Forest Bathing, comes to Whinlatter led by Jen from Lakeland Wellbeing. Imagine walking slowly through the quiet forest, your feet lightly compressing the soft pine needles underfoot, breathing in the fresh clean air, feeling the breeze and the delicate brush of leaves against your skin as you move gently through […]

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Our Editors Pick for August – September – West Cumbria

Our editors pick covers it all this issue.  Featuring everything from a deceitful Norse god to the regions best music festival, we also highlight some comedy gold, an evening of rock and let you know where you can quench your thirst.    The Legend of Loki: An Evening of History, Mystery The Beacon Museum 17 […]

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Crummock Water – Our Lakes

Crammed between its upstart neighbour of Buttermere and the tranquil Loweswater, our lakes series casts its eye over Crummock water. Like Loweswater further down the valley, Crummock is often overlooked by visitors who tend to stick to nearby Buttermere.   But Crummock is dramatic and it has much to reward those that can break themselves […]

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Diff-Ability sport information day to be held on August 27th in Carlisle

Cumbria parent Carer Forum have arranged a Diff-Ability sport information day which is being held at Carlisle Youth Zone on August 27th, between 11am and 4pm. There will be lots of free taster activities to take part in, including climbing walls, Mass participation dance class, football, rebound and more!! The Diff-Ability sport Information day is […]

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Harrington Kite Festival – Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th August

Workington Town Council are putting on a number of free family fun days over the school summer holidays. Brush off your cape and dig out your finest costume because everyone is invited to join in for two free family fun days with a special superhero theme. There will be lots to do for the whole […]

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Cumbria’s Great Indoors – Get the kids out

Feature image by Gav Grozier Cumbria’s Great Indoors So the kids have been on holidays for a couple of weeks now and it’s got to the point that you just need to get them out of the house for the sake of your sanity.   Queue the bad weather for the weekend.   Suddenly the […]

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Take to the skies this summer

Some of us may soon be jetting off for our holidays from the newly opened Carlisle Airport but the site is also home to the fascinating Solway Aviation Museum. The museum is home to a collection of aircraft, artefacts and displays reflecting Britain’s position as a world leader in aircraft design and innovation at the […]

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Local traders return for TWO more Cumbria Traders Events coming your way

After the success of the recent traders market in Saint Nicholas’ garden, Whitehaven Town Council is excited to bring two more markets later this year. Local artisans and producers will fill the park on September 13th and return in time to help with Christmas shopping on December 13th.  The previous market was well supported and […]

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