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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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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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Kids Activities- School holiday roundup

Many of us have spent the best part of the year trying to keep kids occupied.  With restrictions easing, we’ve found some activities, and a few online sessions, that will keep young minds entertained.  Lake District Coast Aquarium Maryport For a fun and educational day out you can’t go past the Lake District Coast Aquarium. […]

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Becky Cole – Building Communities with Digby

The uncertainty of the next few months is universally felt by us all at present. Many are being advised to avoid social interactions and events and schools are closing their doors. In such turbulent times it’s amazing to see what people in a community can do when they pull together.  One woman who believes she […]

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Kids Half-Term Roundup Spring 2020

A February half term doesn’t need to be a cold and grey affair with kids climbing the walls while they’re stuck inside.  Sun or rain, we have some ideas that will turn every frown upside down. The Beacon Whitehaven Chinese Cultural Trail 15 – 23 February As part of their half-term activities, the Beacon offers […]

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An exciting year for St Bees School

An exciting year for St Bees School. St Bees School are delighted to welcome their students back for an action-packed Spring term. 2020 will be a year of expansion for the school and it will require determination and passion from everyone. As our numbers increase, so does the momentum. St Bee’s students are not just excelling, […]

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60. The Pogge (Agonus Cataphractus) Wildlife of the Solway

#60 The Pogge (Agonus Cataphractus) Wildlife of the Solway Firth The Pogge or Hooknose is a very distinctive and easy to recognise small fish normally growing up to 10cm long but occasionally reaching 15 cm or more.  Overall colour is grey/brown with dark patches. It is not uncommon and is listed as a species of […]

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61. The Spiny Starfish (Marthasterias Glacialis) Wildlife of the Solway

#61 The Spiny Starfish (Marthasterias Glacialis) Wildlife of the Solway Firth This is a potentially quite large ( up to 70cm/28in across)  brownish/greenish grey starfish, sometimes with purple tips, that is native to Britain and found on the western coasts of England, Wales and Scotland. You are very unlikely to find one in a rockpool […]

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62. The European Squid (Loligo Vulgaris) Wildlife of the Solway

#62 The European Squid (Loligo Vulgaris) Wildlife of the Solway Firth Although there are several species of squid found in UK waters, their biology and habits are similar. One species found in The Solway Firth is the European squid which ranges South to North Africa and the Mediterranean, growing up to a size of between […]

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