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Mountain High

Mountain High – Love cycling? If the answer is yes, then we have a real treat for you. Lost Lanes North  blazes a trail across the North and highlights some fantastic rides right here in Cumbria. START & FINISH: Ravenglass DISTANCE: 29 miles TOTAL ASCENT: 441m TERRAIN: All lanes. Easy. The peaks of the Lake […]

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Welcome to The Tarn District

Welcome to The Tarn District – Doesn’t have the same ring as Welcome to The Lake District does it? Here we are living our best lives surrounded by Waters, Tarns, Meres and Lakes and all wondering what’s the difference. All are more or less the same, yet only one Lake by name exists in The […]

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Carlisle International Market

2021 Carlisle International Market set to Return this Summer

2021 Carlisle International Market is due to make a comeback during the August Bank Holiday weekend and if that isn’t getting your taste buds rattling, you’ll be glad to hear that it will be in the city centre over five days. We all love amazing food, especially continental food, let’s face it , it’s one […]

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All the Charm at the Wooly Farm

If you love animals, breathtaking scenery, Fells, a good long walk and a nice cuppa and slice of cake, then The Woolly Farm at Santon Bridge is definitely the place for you. Dan and Amy have recently opened their doors once again and man have they been busy, not just with a steady stream of […]

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State Of The Art Facilities… The Whitehaven Harbour Youth Project

State Of The Art Facilities… The Whitehaven Harbour Youth Project was launched in 1996 as the town underwent a process of redevelopment from its industrial past into a tourist location.  Its core purpose is to deliver youth clubs, sport, physical activity and outdoor adventures for ages 7 to 25 in a safe, positive and supportive […]

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Back O’ Skidda on your bike

Back O’ Skidda on your bike. This excerpt comes from Jack Thurston’s book Lost Lanes North that features some of the best bike rides from the North of England. START/FINISH: Keswick DISTANCE: 33 miles / 53 kms TOTAL ASCENT: 771 metres TERRAIN: Lanes and one short section of railway trail.  Easy. Skiddaw is the third-highest […]

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Great days out… on your doorstep

Great days out… on your doorstep. Who else is chomping-at-the-bit for the reopening of our indoor activity, museum and indoor attractions to reopen? Not long to go and I am a thousand percent sure that as I write, these guys are all busy as wee bees getting everything in place ready to welcome you all […]

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Your kindness can kill….DONT FEED THE ANIMALS!

Last night I saw a post on social-media which was shocking to say the least, it was from a lady who’s pony had needlessly died due to someone feeding it. Pictured was her Pony which had passed, on the floor with the following words: “When I share posts because someone has lost their horse due […]

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Our Lakes: Rydal Water

Our Lakes series pays a visit to pint- sized Rydal Water which was often an inspiration for one of our country’s greatest poets. It might be less than a mile long but small is no less beautiful when it comes to this little gem. Rydal Water is both fed and drained by the River Rothay […]

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No Heavy Lifting!

  Misty’s Mini Guides are handy for people with dogs (or those who don’t) who want to avoid stiles and scrambles on their Lakeland hikes. Author, Sharon Leedell, put her lockdown time to good use and produced three books over the year: “I wrote them after struggling to find suitable walks with my 5 year […]

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