There is a potential risk to Cumbria's Tourism livelihood. The
Lake District generates over £1 billion expenditure a year. The
risk is low, but..over half the Lake District could be a No Go Zone
for at least 20 years. More...
Dramatic inversion below Red Pike caught in superb
picture by @adrianstrand
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.
Five Months to Repair Vital Road!
Shocking time lag in restoring part of the A591 trunk route through
the Lakes. The road was washed away in December 2015 but County
Highways say the road will not be fully returned to use until May
2016 at latest estimates.
Theres a Keswick to Grasmere shuttle bus that operates on
an hourly basis from 7am until 7pm six days a week, with a two hourly
service on a Sunday between 10am and 5pm, and a journey time of
45 minutes. The route is open to walkers and cyclists and emergency
vehicles. See how the Chinese can do things so much more efficiently!
We are forced to pay £300 million to help freshwater Mussels
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