Nuclear Dump under the Lakes moves step closer in 2020
22/2/2020 Latest News...
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
Green Man in the Woods?
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.
Tourist Board lashes out at Boris?
We at Lakestay have always said the ban on open air walking was
illogical (see below), now the government is allowing more open
air walking, the Cumbria Tourist Board has apparently condemned
the government moves...see their Twitter comment below.So to
says you can travel to the Lakes to walk but Cumbria Police
and Tourist Board say STAY AWAY!
Police Drone checking for Ramblers
May 2020: New
bridge for Keswick-Threlkeld cycle route...
As part of Government belated regulations seeking a stay at home
policy to limit spread of Covid19 people are not being allowed to
visit parks and the open fells. This came about days after thousands
were allowed to mingle at Cheltenham Races.
Cumbria police have been obeying government guidance and used the
to test use of their drones over Crummock.
statistics of infections and deaths...can be used to compare with
Lakestay argues that as long as two metres distances are maintained
between people there appears very little scientific evidence that
the virus can be easily transmitted in the open air. Meanwhile the
stress and reduced excercise of being a nation of couch potatoes
clearly reduces resistance to any infections.
Appleby Horse Fair cancelled...statement
by Billy Welch...
Lakeland's Derelict Lido
A derelict Grade II listed coastal lido is to be refurbished and
reopened to the public, but not as a swimming pool. Plans for Grange
Lido in Cumbria to be turned into a "multi-use public space" have
been agreed by South Lakeland District Council. Grange Town Council
is also to support. The authority said it could be used for swimming
in the future if a business case was made for a pool that could
run without an ongoing public subsidy. The outdoor seaside salt-water
bathing Lido opened in 1932 and was open and popular until closure
in 1993. https://www.savegrangelido.co.uk/
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