West Cumbria Guide February – March 2019

The days are starting to slowly stretch out now.  When I leave the office at the end of the day there’s some light left on the horizon and it’s comforting to know the longest nights are behind us for another year.

What does 2019 hold in store for you? Maybe you’d like to make it the year you do something a bit special?  If you need some help then we have a few ideas that might inspire you to take up a challenge with a difference.

I’ve considered doing the C2C cycle route this year, in fact I’ve actually made it to the planning stages and maybe my research might help inspire you to cross a whole country.  If 140 miles on a bike seems a bit too much, we have a great list of mini-events taking place right across our region. If you like the sound of the flattest marathon in Britain or a good old fashioned walk, then read on to find out more.

If you’ve stuck with your new years resolutions, congratulations, well done you.  If you went vegan for January and have decided to keep up with it, you’ll love our simple vegan recipes that make it easy to stay healthy.  Of course, we can’t all be on best behaviour all the time so we added a tasty fruit scone recipe and we top it off with lemon drizzle pancakes, which is a little something different to bear in mind on pancake day.

We have a chat with a couple that fostered a group of siblings recently.  With plenty of children in our region desperately needing new homes, they have done something that will make a massive difference and shape the lives of others in a positive way.

Talking of people who make the world a better place, we catch up with one of the national parks fell top assessors.  These guys climb Helvellyn everyday throughout winter and their weather reports have been keeping climbers safe for 31 years.

If this is the year you say ‘I Do’ then you’ll be delighted with our wedding guide which is filled with top tips and great ideas.

We also turn our attention to Cumbria’s newest arrivals who you’ll find cavorting in the fields soon enough.  Sheep farming has been part of Cumbria for generations and lambing season is vital to our largely rural community.  They’re cute little critters too, so keep turning the pages for some pictures that will melt your heart.

And I’ve barely got space to mention all the festivals, live music, events, charities and businesses that add a little bit of light to these dark nights, they’re all in here too.

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