Beavers Return to Ennerdale-Plans put on hold
In spite of some local concerns that the project is being rushed,
Forestry England had planned to bring back the European beavers.But
the project has hit problems and been put on hold...Find
Ullswater farm returns fells to shorthorn cattle
farm that has opted to return cattle to its fellside pastures in
place of sheep attracted praise at a U3A Conference at Penrith.
Sam and Claire Beaumont described how they are implementing a hybrid
of regenerative agriculture and re-wilding across their Gowbarrow
Hall farm overlooking Ullswater.
They now have a suckler herd of beef shorthorn cattle, which they
manage regeneratively to mimic nature.
Sam explained: "Wilder Gowbarrow is part of our mission to
improve the sustainability of our farm business as well as our environment.
It is a joint project between Gowbarrow Hall Farm and Wilderculture
He added that direct sales of high quality 100% grass fed meats
was not only profitable but restored the soil profile. "This
is a first for the UK uplands and aims to demonstrate that we can
produce a sustainable supply of nutrient rich healthy foods."
For more information on the project, please go to www.wilderculture.com/wilder-gowbarrow-project/
Or find out more about how Gowbarrow runs at http://gowbarrow.co.uk/
Keswick Cycleway reopens
The The cycleway/walkway between Keswick and Threlkeld is reopened
to the community.
Pictured the opened up tunnel part of the route..More
Nuclear Dump under the Lakes moves step closer
10/11/2020 Keswick and Whitehaven Tory MP backs dump planning
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.
*November 2021; The former Queen's Guide to the Sands, Cedric Robinson,
has died at the age of 88. He spent more than 50 years guiding people
across Morecambe Bay. More on crossing
The absurd £300 million pipeline through the Lakes
West Cumbria is now strategically totally dependent on Thirlmere
for its future water supply security....because of a theoretic risk
to freshwater mussels...find out more here.
Lakeland's Derelict Lido
A derelict Grade II listed coastal lido is to be refurbished and
reopened to the public, but not yet 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?
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