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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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Take To The Hills – High Cup Nick

Take To The Hills – High Cup Nick: Today’s walk takes us East to a hidden gem and one of England’s most spectacular geological features that boasts wonderful views across the Eden Valley. Distance: 11 miles Ascent: 1,900 feet The classic U-shaped glaciated valley of High Cup Gill is carved deep into the western side […]

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Lost Lanes North – The Garden of Eden

Lost Lanes North – The Garden of Eden: 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: Appleby DISTANCE: 58 miles / 93km TOTAL ASCENT: 1491m TERRAIN: Lanes, one short section of A-road. Moderate/Challenging. Between the Lakes and the Pennines […]

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The Romans are back at the Senhouse Museum

The Senhouse Roman Museum in Maryport reopened to the public on Friday 14th August and staff and volunteers are delighted to be able to welcome visitors back, both local and from further away. The museum staff and volunteers passionately believe we need to shake off the perception that museums are dry and dusty places with […]

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Bears At The Beacon

Bears At The Beacon – Whitehaven’s Beacon Museum opened its doors with the wonderful new exhibition Bears!. The exhibition is delighting children and adults alike – while the museum’s new touchscreen displays bring the history of Whitehaven and its harbour to life. It’s been a busy time for the team who have introduced capacity restrictions, a […]

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