Shame! The Lake District National Park supports
New Nuke Reactors
Shocking news that the supposed guardians of the Lakes national
park will be raising no major objections to plans for Europe's biggest
nuclear plant just miles outside the National Park. The LDNPAuthority
states in its Moorside nuclear consultation response: "We support
the principle of a new build nuclear power station adjacent to Sellafield.
The proposal would continue the long tradition of the nuclear industry
in Cumbria and benefit the national and Cumbrian economy. Our support,
is consistent with that offered in 2011 when this Authority commented
on the National Policy Statement for Nuclear Power Generation. "
Green Man in the Woods?
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...
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.
Where are the Fairy Steps?
This month's quiz question...answer
Fix the Fells or Gentrification?New petition started over concerns..
A new 'road' that seems to have been dug by someone
on the slopes of Blencathra. Read
Cherry Blossom Time in Keswick
At the northern end of Keswick park spring has clearly arrived
as Cherry Blossom makes a show. Meanwhile fundraising is going well
for the K2T cycleway restoration after the floods. The popular route
to Threlkeld was cut when bridges were washed away. In December
2017 the LDNPA were delighted to announce a major funding boost
to the project a £2.5 million grant from Highways England
and a partnership with the Lake District Foundation to jointly fundraise
the shortfall of around £3 million. To make donation to the
campaign visit the Lake District Foundation Just Giving Page: https://www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/lakedistrictfoundation/keswick-to-threlkeld
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 .
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
Meanwhile the quango, West Cumbria Tourism was part funded by Nuclear
Management Partners, former operators of Sellafield, until they
got the sack.
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