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Cumbria’s woodlands are here for all of us to enjoy

The Forestry Commission is set to celebrate its centenary.  Founded in 1919 the role of the commission was to increase the woodlands in Britain by purchasing large tracts of land for wood production.  They set about the task of afforestation, simply put, that’s planting fresh trees on land that was never previously woods. Or reforestation, […]

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Dogs to Take to The Cat-Walk at The Winter Droving

Let your Dog off the Leash and onto the Catwalk at this years Winter Droving. Sign up your pooch for the Dog-tacular catwalk competition taking place at the Mart Stage from 12 noon. Dress your dog as a sheep, a masked superhero, a horned creature, let your imagination run wild. Katherine Staines from Vets4Pets Penrith will […]

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Honister Slate Mine

Venture into the Valley With Honister Slate Mine

Explore the delights of the Borrowdale Valley & Honister Slate Mine this summer. Summer is still here and school is still out. If you’re looking for fun things to do with your little ones, tweens or teenagers over the next couple of weeks, take them on an outdoor adventure that they will remember for years. […]

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KONG Adventure Escape Room

KONG Adventure: An Escape Room With A Difference!

The West Cumbria Guide team recently got to grips with KONG Adventure’s latest attraction – an exhilarating escape room. Paul McGuirk describes how we got on. While I was an avid fan of The Crystal Maze as a child, I’d never fancied the prospect of an automatic lock-in, so it was with some trepidation that […]

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Free Family Fun at Harrington Marina This Saturday

Workington Town Council will be hosting a free family fun day at the beautiful Harrington Marina on Saturday 28th July 2018 from 1pm – 4pm.  The fun day will be the first of three fun days taking place over the summer and will include pirate and flower crafts, birds of prey, animals, sports, face painting, glitter tattoos, hook […]

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Summer Activities At Cumbria’s Museum Of Military Life Announced

Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life in Carlisle Castle have announced this week their summer family friendly activities programme. The events are linked to the Museum’s Exhibition programme exploring the theme of remembrance. The Remembrance 100 Open Art Exhibition runs until 2 September featuring local artists from Cumbria and Dumfries and Galloway. It has been extremely […]

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World Heritage

The World At Your Feet: Top 10 Destinations In The Lake District World Heritage Site

This summer you’re not a world away from unparalleled experiences and show-stopping sights. Make the most of the internationally renowned attractions right on your doorstep, with our top 10 must-visit places in the Lake District UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a world of adventure and still be home in time for tea. Wastwater It’s a […]

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Talkin Village Summer Gala

Get Ready For Talkin Village Summer Gala

By Sarah Lewis-Briggs Every summer, Talkin village and the surrounding communities come together for a day of traditional family fun. The village of Talkin, approximately 10 miles east of Carlisle, is set in beautiful Cumbrian countryside, nestled below Talkin Fell in the northern Pennines and just a short distance up a winding country lane from […]

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Senhouse Roman Museum Is Best In Cumbria

Senhouse Roman Museum Wins Prestigious Cumbria Tourism Award

Senhouse Roman Museum has beaten off stiff competition to land the title of “Visitor Attraction of the Year” at the 2018 Cumbria Tourism Awards. The museum is situated on the Maryport coastline, overlooking the Solway Firth, right next to a Roman fort thought to have been founded in the first century AD. The fort was […]

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Honister Slate Mine Ferrata Run

Bring Out Your Adventurous Side At Honister

Start your Lakes District adventure at Honister slate mine near Keswick. It’s a great place to come whether you’re 6, 16 or 60+, offers indoor and outdoor activities for a range of ages and abilities and is brilliant for a group day out. Explore the craggy, steep sides of the mountain with one of the […]

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