Cumbrian Plant Invasion...
Imagine if you will a plant that can cause cancer and is rich in
cyanide. It is a plant which has gradually taken over vast areas
of one of our most popular National Parks. Its foliage strangles
upland grass growth reducing the productivity of pasture for fell
Yet man appears to do little to limit
the spread of this plant. The plant in question is of course bracken.
Find out more...
Lake District World Heritage Status at Risk
Government's Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), have
insisted that National Parks will not be excluded from the search
for a site to bury the UKs inventory of nuclear
waste. The designated area at greatest risk from this is the
Lake District National Park, since Copeland Borough Council, the
majority of which is within the Lake District, has already started
to hold meetings behind closed doors which are likely to lead to
the borough volunteering. More
on this topic...
Green Man in the Woods?
Dump for West Lakeland ?
The granite under parts of Eskdale and Wasdale may end up hosting
the UK's proposed underground nuclear dump(estimated cost so far
£4.3 billion). Meanwhile the guardians of the Lakes, the National
Park Authority says it's inappropriate to object...Lakestay disagrees
and says it is much better to keep the waste above ground where
it can be monitored. But huge community 'bribes' may cloud Cumbrians'
judgement and Copeland and Allerdale councils have said they want
to 'take the money'.....Read more
on this important issue...or see the video
Dramatic inversion below Red Pike caught in superb
picture by @adrianstrand
Child Labour in Cumbrian Mines
Life was cheap as coal was hewn under the Irish Sea..Learn
more at our web site
The Real Bluebird
Find out about the restoration of Donald Campbell's
not to be confused with the K777 replica that has been
controversially in the news.
Roman Fort on
Truly magnificent setting for this Roman fort in the mountains...find
out more at our Romans in Cumbria page.
Learn to Speak Cumbrian?
Find out what it means to be Gattered and the
many other dialect Cumbrian words that hark back to the days when
the Vikings were the main farmers in the Lakeland dales. Such words
as Knock and knash, neb, mush and scran are just some of those explained
on this Dialect Dictionary web site.
in the Lakes..
MPs brought an end to
John Peel's sport in February 2005.
Follow this link to find out more about the Lakeland
hunting packs and to hear John Peel's song.
Lakes turned into a Theme Park?
Plans for a gondola ride and zip wires have prompted angry opposition.
A Paris conference heard that the LakeDistrict may quickly lose
its World Heritage status. World Heritage Watch Paris Forum was
held this week (February 2019). Whinlatter panned! Read
A zip wire ride for Honister has already had approval
but one across Thirlmere was rejected .
Meanwhile a new 'road' is among the eyesores dug by someone on the
slopes of Blencathra. Read more
Cumbria's Lord of the Runes
Was this Cumbrian find the inspiration
for J R Tolkien's epic tales?
it all about?
Saving the Lakes from an Army of Conifers
A Tale to amuse Jonathan Swift?
they took the first elephants to Australia!
The quiet shores of the Solway
St Bega's Walk
Find out about the inter-Irish 'Murphy Riots'
Ennerdale, the quiet valley
Cockermouth after the Floods
Find out some of the ways Cumbria was embroiled
in the Cold War...Read on
The eccentric pioneering rock climber and Borrowdale
caveman Millican Dalton...more .
Wasdale Shepherds Meet enjoyed late summer sun. Trail hounds race
for the finish (Pic M.McKenzie) Meanwhile Cumbrian foxhunting
packs wait to see if the new government rescind the Foxhunting
The Doomed Hamlets
This was the last sermon at the church before the reservoir
flooded the valley. Read about another
chapel lost forever.
Wildlife in your parish
Tullie House at Carlisle has this excellent web site which tells
you which rare species live in every parish of Cumbria...
The Coniston postman always....
takes a picture of the wonder of the
Lakes each day..join him at www.lakelandcam.co.uk