Penrith

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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Winter Droving – Celebration of Fire, Music and Mayhem

It’s hard to believe that the Winter Droving is only back for its 8th year because the event feels like it’s deeply rooted in some ancient tradition that stretches across generations.  The magical day of rural celebration returns to Penrith on Oct 26th but the two-day festival begins the night before in Pooley Bridge when […]

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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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The Winter Droving returns to Penrith this October for its 7th year

A magical day of rural celebration, The Winter Droving returns to Penrith for its 7th year on Oct 27th… Once a year, people of Penrith – and further afield – go wild at the annual Winter Droving festival. With traditional markets, rural games, music and a torchlit procession, the festival is a unique celebration of the town and its […]

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​ The Joy Of Lakeland Music

A newly-owned, family-run music shop looks set to hit all the right notes. Lakeland Music, a three-storey premises situated in Penrith, was taken over in January 2018 by Joe Goulding and his wife Tracy, and the couple are intent on turning the store into a hub of all things musical in Cumbria. Joe and Tracy […]

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Remote Cinema Spring 2018 Season Announcement

Eden Arts rural touring cinema scheme REMOTE kicks off its new Spring Season this weekend. Village halls and venues across Eden will be host to more than 40 screenings over the coming season, which runs from now until the end of July. The season features a mix of recent blockbuster feature films, classics, and world […]

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Local Author Sharon Gosling To Launch New Teen Horror Novel Fir

Local Author Sharon Gosling launches her new teen horror novel Fir with a special themed event at Penrith’s popular cafe The Yard Kitchen. Thursday, 9th February 10am-5pm At: The Yard Kitchen, The Brunswick Yard, Penrith, CA11 7JU. February 9th is publication day for Croglin-based author Sharon Gosling’s new novel, Fir. Written for young adults and published by Stripes, it’s an […]

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Mountain Rescue Volunteers Bare All

Mountain Rescue Volunteers Bare All Members of Penrith Mountain Rescue Team are going all out, in order to fundraise for the bare essentials. In a bid to raise money, which will go towards upgrading their current vehicles, Penrith MRT have braved the elements in an extraordinary way, creating a charity calendar that is sure to […]

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Cumbrian Teacher’s Got The Recipe for Success with Aroma Catering

By Sarah Sinclair  A local culinary artist and food technology teacher has come up with the recipe for success for aspiring young chefs in Cumbria. By day, Nick Hall, originally from Penrith, is a Food Technology and Catering teacher at Ulverston Victoria High School. By night, he is the Head Chef and Founder of a […]

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tour of britain comes to cumbria

Gear up for the Tour of Britain

Some of the world’s top cyclists are set to tackle a gruelling route through a number of Cumbrian towns as the Tour of Britain makes its annual return. Cycling enthusiasts will line the route of the UK’s biggest professional cycle race with the hope of seeing big names in the world of cycling, such as […]

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