Cockermouth once again to host foodie heaven as this year's
TasteCumbria festival takes place in September. Find
Wartime Memories over the Solway
A new website has been set up to tell the story of Silloth Airfield
and its role during WW2; also its significance to the men and women
who worked there, air personnel who were based at the aereodrome
and the local community of Silloth who live(d) close to it and hold
Returns for 2015
The Northern Lakes answer to Glastonbury is back this year.
The Unthanks, The Baghdaddies and Kathryn Tickell are among the artists
confirmed for the event, which runs from August 28 to 30.Early
bird adult weekend tickets, at £99, are available from 9am today
Dramatic inversion below Red Pike caught in superb
picture by @adrianstrand
Check out these excellent illustrated walks for
the Northern mountains.Skiddaw
Roman Fort on
A rare chance to see a giant bust of the Emperor
Hadrian comes to Cumbria...find out more at foot of 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.
Find out about the restoration of Donald Campbell's
not to be confused with the K777 replica that has been
controversially in the news.
| Star Wars
Meanwhile Taxpayers' money to be blown on a paper bridge in
the Lakes! The verbage describes the project thus... 'PaperBridge
is a bold contemporary statement in a conserved environment and bound
with layers of narrative about landscape'...Fortunately this blot
(pun intended) on wonderful landscape is only for short period....read
The latest Star Wars film, due for release later this year, will
feature a scene where X Wing fighters appear to swoop low over Derwentwater.
2015 The Ospreys return
to the Lakes.
£300 million folly to make freshwater mussels happier...Read
on as Lakestay raises concerns...
Cumbria's own 'Brunel'
Keswick Convention...what's it
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 ?
granite under parts of Eskdale and Wasdale may prove ideal for 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.....Read
more on this important issue...or see the
Meanwhile the quango, West Cumbria Tourism is part funded by Nuclear
Management Partners, operators of Sellafield.
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 Ban?
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...
Child Labour in Cumbrian Mines
Life was cheap
as coal was hewn under the Irish Sea..Learn
more at our web site
The Coniston postman always....
a picture of the wonder of the Lakes each day..join him at www.lakelandcam.co.uk